City Council Declares Gun Violence As 'Public Health Epidemic'Councilman Curtis Jones co-sponsored the resolution, which carries no actual weight, but was welcomed by activists such as Dorothy Johnson-Speight of Mothers in Charge.
Philadelphia Voters Make Commission On African-American Males PermanentThe Commission was convened by former mayor Michael Nutter in 2009 and has looked at issues such as violence, education and economic disparity, and criminal justice, that impact African-American men and boys disproportionately.
City Council To Consider Mandatory Fire Escape Inspections Following Deadly Collapse Last YearA deadly fire escape collapse in Center City 18 months ago has prompted a proposal in City Council to require building owners to have their fire escapes inspected every five years.
Scam Involving People Pretending To Be With Sheriff's Office Makes Its Way To PhiladelphiaA phone scam that was reported earlier this month in Bucks County has spread to Philadelphia.
Accusations In Philadelphia Of Improper Foreclosures On HomesFourth District Councilman Curtis Jones said his office has heard repeated complaints from residents who are behind in mortgage payments and that they're not getting the proper notice of the start of foreclosure proceedings.
City Council To Consider Bill That Forces Philly Bars To Install Exterior Security CamerasCouncilman Curtis Jones has, as promised, introduced a bill that mandates exterior security cameras at the exits of all drinking establishments.
2013 IN REVIEW: AVI Becomes Reality For Philadelphia HomeownersThe Actual Value Initiative, or "AVI" became the most battled-over program in City Hall during 2013.
Philadelphia's AVI Architect Takes Heat At Budget HearingsPhiladelphia's Chief Assessment Officer, Ritchie McKeithen, was on the hot seat Tuesday during the second day of budget hearings in City Council chambers.
As Deadline Approaches, Philadelphia Officials Work To Get Folks Registered To VoteToday is the deadline to register to vote in Pennsylvania. The campaigns are out in force, signing up procrastinators.
A Warning To Rowdy Revelers At The Big Race, Bike Court Is BackRace Court is in place where a judge will be ready to issue those arrested for drunken behavior with fines and possible community service.
Debate Over Property Tax Overhaul And School District Funding Rages OnThe rhetoric is rising in City Council in the debate over whether to overhaul Philadelphia's property tax structure in a way that gives the School District an extra $94 million.
School District Pleads With City Council For Extra FundingSchool District leaders met with City Council members yesterday, to try to persuade them to support Mayor Nutter's Actual Value tax plan and the extra $94-million it would provide for the district.
$20K Reward Offered For Arrest Of Criminals Dressed As Muslim WomenMembers of Philadelphia's Muslim community are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of criminals who are dressing as Muslim women to carry out the crimes.
Philadelphia Lawmakers Grill City's Finance Chief On Planned Property Tax ChangesOne day after the head of Philadelphia's School Reform Commission admitted to financial mismanagement under the SRC's previous leadership, City Council members voiced misgivings about raising an extra $90 million to help bail out the school district.
City Council Begins Hearings On Mayor Nutter’s Budget, TodayToday brings the start of two months of Philadelphia City Council hearings on Mayor Nutter's new budget, and the process could get heated over Nutter's plan to overhaul property assessments, while bringing in $90-million extra to the Philadelphia School District.