Historic President's House Site Soon To Be Transferred From City To National Park ServiceFive years after the opening of the historic President's House near the Liberty Bell, the Nutter Administration is moving ahead with plans to turn over control of the problem-plagued site to the National Park Service.
Mayor Nutter's Chief of Staff Promises Adequate Security In Place for Holiday WeekendEverett Gillison, the city's deputy mayor for public safety, had assurances for both local residents and visitors.
Critics Question Nutter Admin. Decision To Sell Tax Liens On Delinquent PropertiesFor the first time in nearly two decades, the city is selling tax liens on foreclosed properties, but critics of the effort hope it doesn't backfire.
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.
Refurbishing Work Getting Underway on North Side of City Hall ApronOn the north apron of City Hall, fencing has been installed to prevent pedestrians from getting close to what is about to become a major work zone.
Phila. Councilman Agrees To Delay Vote on Land Purchase for Future PrisonSixth District councilman Bobby Henon, whose district includes the land that the city intends to buy, originally planned to call the measure up for a vote, but then changed his mind.
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.
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.
City Council Initial Approval of Gallery Shopping Mall Remake Moves ForwardThe plan includes a huge city tax break for the owner, worth $55 million.
Philadelphia Officials Press For Universal Pre-K, Appeal For State Funding"A Running Start Philadelphia" is a five-step plan to provide the services and programs needed to implement a pre-kindergarten system for every Philadelphia schoolchild.
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.
Democratic Mayoral Nominee Kenney Embracing Some Nutter InitiativesHe fully admits there are a handful that he plans to continue.
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.
Phila. Parking Authority OKs Pay-By-Smartphone AppThe board of the Philadelphia Parking Authority has given a thumbs-up to a system called Pango, a free smartphone app that allows you to feed the meter (or kiosk) with your cell phone.
Nutter, Kenney Mend Fences As Mayoral Campaign Heads Toward General ElectionNutter formally endorsed Kenney, despite Kenney's frequent criticisms of Nutter's administration.