More Philadelphia Students GraduatingOn-time high school graduation rates for Philadelphia students has risen from 52 to 65 percent over the past eight years.
Philadelphia Officials Expect Papal Visit to Overwhelm City's Mass Transit "Be prepared to walk" was the message from Mayor Nutter and other officials who spelled out transportation plans for the World Meeting of Families in September.
In Philadelphia, Dissecting How To Increase High School Graduation RatesPhiladelphia lags about 15 percentage points behind the national average in the rate of high school graduation.
Phila. Dept. of Parks and Recreation Gets Incentive Payment For Trimming Energy UsageWaring Elementary School students helped celebrate by dancing at Clemente Recreation Center, where deputy mayor Mike DiBerardinis said that kids like them were his chief motivation to cut his deparment's carbon footprint.
Rejecting Mayor's School Bailout, Council Eyes Hikes in Parking and Business TaxesCity Council opposes Mayor Nutter's plan to raise property taxes by nearly ten percent, and seems headed for providing only $70-80 million of the requested $103 million.
Phila. City Council Rules Out School District's Full Cash RequestThe lawmakers seem intent on trimming the school district's $103-million request to about $80 million, but how they'll raise even that amount is very unclear.
Kenney, Anticipating Likely November Victory, Begins Work on HiringKenney says he's not taking a victory in the mayoral race for granted, but he does plan to meet with Mayor Nutter shortly about personnel.
Education Advocate Marciene Mattleman Honored For Decades of Service in Phila.Mattleman is retiring next month. She has been a tireless worker for literacy in Philadelphia and her education commentaries have aired for years on KYW Newsradio 1060.
At Korean Memorial, Remembering the 'Forgotten' War and One Long-Missing SoldierUS Army corporal Robert Higgins went missing in action in February 1951. His remains were identified more than six decades later, thanks to DNA techniques.
US Education Secretary Visits Philadelphia, Touting Summer Jobs For YouthThe adults turned the microphone over to the young folks for a while, to hear first-person accounts of the positive impact that summer jobs can have.
Philadelphia Celebrates Its Centenarians With Birthday Party A Century in the MakingEli Zebooker, a retired center city dentist, was the oldest man in attendance. He is a spry 102.
Nutter, Kenney Mend Fences As Mayoral Campaign Heads Toward General ElectionNutter formally endorsed Kenney, despite Kenney's frequent criticisms of Nutter's administration.
Nutter Praises His Top Cop, Lashes Out at Mayoral Hopeful Anthony WilliamsMayor Nutter strongly defended his police commissioner after Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Williams said that, if elected, he would not let Charles Ramsey stay on.
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.
Mayor Nutter Visits City Schools To Highlight Importance of Education FundingNutter has begun a series of school visits he hopes will highlight the unique programs that would benefit from an increase in city and state funding.