Mayor's Office Announces New Agency In Effort To Battle Violent Crime In PhiladelphiaTo date the city has clocked 168 homicides, which is up 20 percent from this date last year.
Habitat For Humanity Re-opens Philadelphia Retail Store In New SpotReStore opened on Washington Avenue in Point Breeze after moving from Kensington.
At-Large Seats Among Contested Phila. City Council RacesIn addition to candidates for mayor, Philadelphia voters today are also choosing their party's nominees for all 17 seats on City Council.
Mayor's Race Tops Highlighted Contests in Philadelphia PrimaryToday's primary election has the parties choosing not only nominees for mayor, but for all 17 seats on City Council.
Limits on City Council At-Large Campaigns Now Doubled After One Candidate Ups His Own AnteDonation limits on all the candidates have now been doubled because real estate businessman Allan Domb has spent more than $250,000 of his own money promoting his campaign.
City Council Candidate Accuses Rival's Backers of Running Campaign of VandalismChallenger Ori Feibush is accusing supporters of the incumbent, Kenyatta Johnson, who is running for re-election, of vandalizing neighborhood property, including Feibush's campaign headquarters.
South Philly's 25th Street Rail Viaduct Getting First Makeover in 85 YearsOfficials say the gigantic, 1.2-mile, 25th Street Viaduct is in good shape structurally, but it's not pretty. There are also concerns about public safety from crumbling concrete.
Councilman Pulls Support For Electronic Billboard Along 'Avenue of the Arts'Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, whose district includes that section of Broad Street, says he's heard from constituents who don't like the idea, so he is withdrawing support for that location. Two other sites are still up for approval.
Gamechanger: Anton MooreWhen Anton Moore, 29, saw a problem in his South Philadelphia neighborhood, he joined up with fellow community activists and decided to seek solutions.
Reuse Plan For Historic Royal Theater, On South Street, Moves ForwardThe developer is proposing a new building constructed behind the original façade, with 45 apartments and 7,600 square feet of retail space. But not all neighbors are thrilled.
Second Casino License For Philadelphia Awarded to Stadium Complex ProjectLIVE! Hotel & Casino received the second casino license in Philadelphia.
Realistic Toy Guns Have City Council Members ConcernedPhiladelphia City Council will consider a ban on the sale of toy guns that look all too real.
City Councilman Introduces Bill To Reimburse South Phila. Residents For 2012 Water Main BreakIt took more than two years and the intervention of a judge for residents affected by the 2012 water main break to receive damages from the city. But because the city's liability is capped at $500,000 under state law, the homeowners ended up being compensated for only about two thirds of their damages.
City Councilman Wants To Shut Down Stores Selling BB Guns To MinorsA Philadelphia lawmaker wants the city to wield a bigger hammer against stores that sell BB guns to minors.
Philadelphia Basketball Competition Helps Kids Get Ready For SchoolThe inaugural "Ultimate Back 2 School Basketball Challenge" was held Saturday in Southwest Philadelphia.