Reports That Inspectors Are Ignoring New Rules For Demolitions Prompts InvestigationIt's the first crack in the mayor's unwavering defense of his L and I commissioner.
Overtime Costs Rising As Phila. Beefs Up Construction InspectionsPhiladelphia's City Controller has criticized L&I for high overtime costs. City officials say that's what it takes to keep building sites safe.
Point Breeze Pop-Up Beer Garden Reopens Amid Battle With CityPop-up beer gardens have been popping up throughout Philly this summer, but the developer of the Point Breeze Pop-Up Beer Garden has been fighting the city to keep his open.
L&I Chief Buys Ads To Tell 'True Story' Of DepartmentThe Commissioner of Licenses and Inspections is defending the use of 15-thousand taxpayer dollars to run online ads designed to look like news articles -- ads that put a positive spin on the beleaguered department.
New Panel Keeping Watch On Philadelphia Department Of L&IPhiladelphia's beleaguered Department of Licenses and Inspections has a new watchdog -- a result of changes made in the wake of the 2013 cMarket Street building collapse.
Phila. Official Warns of Slippery Scammer Posing As City L&I InspectorCarlton Williams, commissioner of the city's Department of Licenses & Inspections, says they've received three reports since Monday of a person posing as an L&I inspector and gaining entry to homes.
City Council Takes Action On Construction Sites Blocking Philly SidewalksPedestrians who have to work their way around sidewalk-blocking construction sites in Philadelphia may soon be getting some help.
Phila. Council Committee OKs Overhaul Of How City Handles Large Vacant BuildingsThe changes were spurred by the deaths of two firefighters who perished in a warehouse fire in Kensington in 2012.
Nutter, Clarke To Unveil Dueling Plans For L&IMayor Nutter and Council President Darrell Clarke today are unveiling separate and competing proposals to reshape the structure of city government.
Child Hurt When Wall Collapses In North PhillyA 10-year-old was injured when a wall came tumbling down in North Philadelphia Sunday afternoon.
Man Shot In Car, Crashes Into Building, Dies In North PhillyPolice say a man is dead after he was shot in a car, then drove into a building late Wednesday night in North Philadelphia.
Warning Signs That A House Is In Danger Of CollapsingGiven the recent collapse of several row homes in the City's Cobbs Creek neighborhood, local experts want to make sure homeowners know what to look for before a collapse happens.
License and Inspection Officials Answering More Building Safety Calls From Concerned ResidentsL&I is reporting a 71-percent increase in the number of calls, emails and complaints about imminently dangerous buildings and unsafe construction in the past 12 months.
South Philly Home Turning Into Real 'Treehouse'Neighbors are stumped by a tree that is growing inside a vacant South Philadelphia home.
Concrete Beam Falls From Center City BuildingA large concrete beam came crashing down on the sidewalk and street at 20th & JF Kennedy Blvd in Center City Friday morning.