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City Moves Toward Closing Door on More Exemptions to Philadelphia's Indoor Smoking LawThe 2007 smoking ban allowed for waivers under certain circumstances, under a compromise provision to secure passage. But bars have continued to ask for -- and receive -- exemptions.
Philadelphia Snares Championship Match of Gold Cup Soccer TournamentLanding the championship game is another feather in the cap for Mayor Michael Nutter and his team, who have been on a roll lately.
Pa. House Approves Legislaton That Would Strengthen Charter Schools StatewideUnder the Republican-backed update to the current law, now nearly two decades old, charter schools would get their funding directly from the state, rather than having money pass through local school districts.
City of Philadelphia Addresses 'Mid-Level' Snowstorm"It's mainly a plowing operation, but we are salting as well," says Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri.
Nutter's Proposed Budget Gets Tepid Reception Among Philadelphia LawmakersNutter delivered his final budget to City Council by asking the lawmakers to hike property taxes 9.3 percent.
Snow Emergency In Effect In City Of PhiladelphiaA snow emergency, which began at 6 a.m. Thursday, is in effect for the City of Philadelphia.
Mayor Nutter Calls For Long-Range Strategy To Combat Youth Violence in City Mayor Nutter today told stakeholders involved in youth violence prevention that they should commit to a long-term effort and not go for short-term fixes.
Philadelphia City Council OKs Four More Exemptions to Citywide Indoor Smoking BanLawmakers next month will consider a bill that revises the smoking ban to rule out any future waivers.
A Long Oversight Corrected: Philadelphia To Get An Official Veterans' Day ParadeNoted Philadelphia philanthropist Gerry Lenfest, who once served on US Navy destroyers in the Korean War, says it's almost hard to believe, in this city of firsts, that we don't have an official Veterans' Day parade.
City Council President Downplaying Political Risk of Hiring Separate Harrisburg LobbyistIn addition to keeping City Council up to speed, Clarke says, the firm will lobby on positions in which Council and the mayor disagree.
Philadelphia Gearing Up To Make Sure Homeless Are Sheltered During 'Code Blue' Cold Snap When temperatures drop below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, the City of Philadelphia puts its "Code Blue" initiatives in place.
Nutter, Delighted DNC is Coming To Philadelphia in 2016, Admits Concern Over CostsMayor Nutter is among the local leaders behind the charge to host the DNC next year. But he didn't start out that way.
Philadelphia Will Host 2016 Democratic National ConventionThe Democratic National Committee has chosen Philadelphia as the city to host its presidential nominating convention, to be held the week of July 25th, 2016.
With Money Order and Some Hubbub, Milton Street Pays Late Fee on Campaign Finance ReportingMilton Street was initially ten dollars short on the $130 fine that he faced for filing his campaign finance report nine days late.