Council Member Calls For Hearings Discussing How To Get Philly Drivers To Slow Down8th District Councilwoman Cindy Bass -- representing parts of the city's northwest -- says too many traffic tragedies could have been prevented if drivers simply slowed down.
Philadelphia Official Acknowledges Huge Backlog in Care For City's TreesCity officials seem stumped, so to speak, over how to keep up with the growing number of city-owned trees that need to be pruned or removed.
Seventeen Local Museums Offering $2 Admissions to Pa. Benefits RecipientsThe hope is to open the arts to those who may never have been able to afford it before.
Nutter Weighing City Council's Bill to Decriminalize Small Amounts of PotThe bill's sponsor, Councilman Jim Kenney, estimates that the new marijuana policy could save the police department and the courts $4 million a year.
As Phila. Parking Meter Rates Rise, Cell Phone Payments May ArriveCity Council's Streets and Services Committee okayed a rate change for all 8,000 meters in Philadelphia, from 50 cents an hour to $1.00 an hour.
Streets Commissioner Apologizes For Uncleared Streets In NW Philly"We understand that (Streets Department) resources are taxed," said city councilwoman Cindy Bass, "but there were some areas that really seemed to be not touched at all -- some areas in West Mt. Airy, some areas in Chestnut Hill."
Video Cameras To Be Installed At Rec Centers In PhiladelphiaCity Council and the Nutter Administration have reached agreement on a plan to install video cameras at about 150 recreation centers and playgrounds throughout Philadelphia.
Community Forum Discusses Alternative Uses For Germantown High School BuildingThe historic school is one of nearly two dozen Philadelphia public schools slated to close at the end of the academic term.
Philadelphia Lawmakers Authorize Mayor To Ban Guns in City Parks, Rec CentersEven the sponsor acknowledges the measure is likely to be challenged in court.
Philadelphia Activist and Lawmaker Ed Schwartz Dead at 69Schwartz served one term on City Council, from 1984 until 1988. But he is remembered as well for his work promoting neighborhood activism.
Council Addresses Recreation Center Violence At Only Hearing Of SummerMore surveillance cameras may be part of the answer as city officials briefed City Council on what they admit is an 'uptick' in violence at recreation centers and in the parks.