Phila. Official Warns of Slippery Scammer Posing As City L&I InspectorCarlton Williams, commissioner of the city's Department of Licenses & Inspections, says they've received three reports since Monday of a person posing as an L&I inspector and gaining entry to homes.
Philadelphia Unveils New Required Construction Site SignageThe new rule comes in the wake of last year's building collapse on Market Street that killed six people.
Warning Signs That A House Is In Danger Of CollapsingGiven the recent collapse of several row homes in the City's Cobbs Creek neighborhood, local experts want to make sure homeowners know what to look for before a collapse happens.
L and I Commish: Dangerous Buildings In Constant Supply In PhiladelphiaThey're called IDs -- Imminently Dangerous Buildings -- and L and I Commissioner Carlton Williams told council members at a budget hearing that the city currently has about 600 of them
Fishtown Residents Vow to Save Historic ChurchA group of Fishtown residents say they want to preserve a historic church that the Archdiocese closed in March.
Philadelphia L & I Asks Community Development Corporations To Take Over Neighborhood EyesoresPhiladelphia's Department of License and Inspections is hitting the streets and asking community groups to take over blighted properties.
City Council Probe Into Deadly Building Collapse Highlights Two Levels of Care By CityL&I commissioner Carlton Williams acknowledged that the safety standards for the city's own demolitions -- demolitions of city-owned properties -- are stricter than what is demanded for private property.
Indications A Criminal Investigation Could Soon Be Underway In Deadly Building CollapseFollowing the deadly building collapse in Center City on Wednesday, there are indications that a criminal investigation into the collapse could be opened up.
City Officials Promise 'Wide Ranging' Probe Into Center City Demolition DisasterCity officials reiterated Thursday that the contractor hired to demolish the building met the licensing requirements.
Center City Building Collapse Raises Questions As crews dig for answers, questions remain - how could this happen and could this have been prevented?
Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Offers His Annual Holiday Tree AdvicePhiladelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers wants to make sure those families that celebrate by putting a Christmas tree in their living rooms do so safely.