Judge Won't Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging Philadelphia's Process of Seizing Properties Tied to Drug CasesA Federal Judge has ruled that the DA and police will have to slug it out in court with homeowners as they attempt to take down the city's process of seizing drug-related cash, cars and houses.
Philadelphia Proposing 8½-Percent Tax on Airbnb-Style Room RentalsThe Nutter administration has authored a measure that for the first time applies the city's existing hotel tax to Airbnb-type rentals.
Phila. Fire Department Steps In To Help Deal With Large, Derelict BuildingsThe fire department and L&I will perform joint inspections of commercial and industrial properties larger than 15,000 square feet.
Plaque Dedication Marks 120th Anniversary of Creation of Philadelphia's FlagThe next time you jog up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, take a moment to notice the azure blue and golden yellow flag on the righthand side. It's Philadelphia's "civic" flag.
Phila. LGBT Leaders Urge Charter Change To Make City's LGBT Office PermanentThe Office of LGBT Affairs was created by Mayor Nutter, but LGBT leaders fear that a future mayor might decide to kill it. So they're backing a plan to change the city charter and make the office permanent.
First Public Hearing on Comcast Franchises in Philadelphia Draws Scathing CommentsAt the Free Library branch on West Rittenhouse Square, during this first of six public forums this week, Comcast customers with pent-up frustrations sounded off.
New Web Site Helps US Military Vets in Philadelphia Find ServicesThe site is a one-stop clearinghouse where veterans and their families can find links to Philly-specific services including jobs, housing, and treatment.
As Crews Grapple with Philadelphia's Pothole Epidemic, City Lawmakers Have QuestionsPhiladelphia's pothole epidemic dominated discussion at a City Council hearing this past week.
Philadelphia and Surrounding Areas Ink Deal To Allow Expansion of PHL AirportA signing ceremony was held today in Terminal 'A' of Philadelphia International Airport, resolving years of friction between the city, which owns and operates the airport, and its municipal neighbors.
City Opens Its Fifth Large-Item Trash Dropoff Center, in West Philadelphia"We see this, in its humble way, as a part of Earth Day, in keeping the environment and the streets of Philadelphia cleaner," David Perri said at today's dedication.
US Homeland Security Chief Visits Philadelphia, Says He'll Be Back Before 2016 DNC ConventionHomeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson was not saying immediately how much money the federal government will chip in for security at next year's Democratic National Convention.
Philadelphia Welcoming Homeland Security Chief With Pitch For 2016 DNC Security FundingIn past years, the feds have given cities that host political conventions upwards of $50 million for security.
Phila. Mayoral Candidates Warned About Fundraising E-Mails To City WorkersMayor Nutter's chief integrity officer singled out one candidate -- Nelson Diaz -- for having done so.
In Wake of Justice Department Report, Mayor Nutter Creates Police Oversight PanelNutter has signed an executive order creating a fifteen-member oversight commission to ensure that the Justice Department's recent recommendations become reality.
Phila. Councilwoman Wants Voters To Make Mayor's LGBT Office PermanentNow that this is Mayor Nutter's last year in office, councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown fears that another mayor could eliminate the LGBT office he created.