Phila. City Controller Stands By 311 Call Center Accusations"The most egregious problem ... is the approximately $160,000 overtime in 311 for the period studied," he said, adding, "They're working in a secret VIP call center that doesn't comply with what the job description says."
Mayor Nutter Marks Opening of Philadelphia's Governmental 'Innovation Lab'Flanking him on the 16th floor of the Municipal Services Building were local schoolkids who will be participants in the lab.
City Officials Pursuing Multifaceted Approach To Lowering Crime In Worst AreasEverett Gillison, deputy mayor for public safety, says the spike in homicides, combined with the raw emotional impact of the Trayvon Martin case, pushed the Nutter administration to verbalize its tactics.
Audit Reveals Problems With 2012 Election At Philadelphia Polling PlacesDays after the City Controller's audit on the spike in the number of provisional ballots cast at Philadelphia polls in the 2012 election, a fact-finding team appointed by Mayor Nutter has released its own version of what went wrong.
Philadelphia Police Fired At More Suspects, Last Year, Than In The Previous Two Years; Officials Blame Armed SuspectsPhiladelphia police officers shot 52 people, last year, according to department figures.
Philadelphia Police Officers Commended For Extraordinary Acts of CourageThe ceremony highlights the danger that officers face on the job.
City of Philadelphia Honors Those Who Step Up During EmergenciesThis is National Volunteer Week, and here in Philadelphia the importance of ordinary people who respond to emergencies took on special meaning in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings just one week ago.
Philadelphia Expected To Set Another Record on MLK Day of Service"We expect another national record turnout -- of 110,000 volunteers and 1,500 projects," says Day of Service founder Todd Bernstein.
Watching Hurricane Sandy's Offensive Pattern, Eagles Say Sunday Game Is Still OnOfficials with both the City of Philadelphia and the Eagles are watching the path of Hurricane Sandy, and Eagles officials say at this point Sunday's game at the Linc is still a "go."
National ‘Occupy’ Gathering Set For Fourth Of July In PhillyGet ready for Occupy Fourth of July in the cradle of liberty.
Moved By Recent Violence, Kensington High School Students Hit The Theater StageA dozen students from a Kensington High School, affected by last week's triple slaying in Juniata Park, hit the theater stage Wednesday night.
Fire Safety Concern Shuts Down Occupy Philly's Warming HutCity officials this morning removed a potentially dangerous propane tank from a structure set up by protesters at the "Occupy Philadelphia" encampment.
City Controller Calls 311 System A "Glorified Answering Service""311 has not alleviated the pressure of non-emergency calls to 911. In fact, the reduction in non-emergency calls to 911 has been virtually non-existent," Alan Butkovitz says.
Structural Crack Discovered In The Tower Of Philadelphia's City HallWork begins Friday morning to repair a crack that was discovered in the tower of Philadelphia City Hall. Officials suspect it may have been caused by last month's earthquake.
City Revives PhillyStat Meetings, Allowing Public To Track Progress In City HallMayor Nutter's original managing director, Camille Barnett, created PhillyStat as a way to hold department heads accountable for tracking problems and complaints and dealing with them.