Spokesman Mark McDonald
Two months after Mayor Michael Nutter announced a ban on public feeding of the homeless on the Ben Franklin Parkway, the new policy has yet to take effect.
City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown says the hearing will not focus on the specifics of the Tacony basement case but rather the bigger picture of how mentally disabled children and adults are tracked in the city’s public welfare system.
A city council committee will review a plan to give Philadelphia condo residents a tax break because their buildings use private trash haulers in the city.
The Nutter administration will extend an earlier curfew in targeted areas for another two weeks, declaring the tool has been effective in preventing violent incidents.