Heard in the Hall Archive: February, 2010

A DROP bill in City Council? This one might fly

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A DROP bill is expected in City Council today, and unlike its lonely predecessors greeted with disdain, this one should have a chance. Councilman... Read more

15-year tax abatement in poor neighborhoods?

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City Councilman Frank DiCicco said Wednesday he will propose extending the city's 10-year tax abatement to 15 years in some neighborhoods bypassed... Read more

Pew Poll finds Philadelphians are somewhat optimistic about city's future

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Despite a brutal economy and deep city budget cuts, Philadelphians remain relatively optimistic about the city's future as worries over crime... Read more

Police: Drivers ed for cops works

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Vehicle accident injury claims are way down and police vehicle accidents down by 15 percent, all while the Philadelphia Police Department... Read more

Bleak fictional peek into city's difficult future

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Former Inquirer colmunist Tom Ferrick has a fictional and still unfolding peek into the city's future up at his new publication PHLMetropolis... Read more

Firefighters honor their own

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Philadelphia firefighters this weekend cited 32 colleagues for life-saving actions and honored the first firefighter to be promoted posthumously... Read more

Nutter: Shovel your sidewalks

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Mayor Nutter on Friday defended his administration's decision to resume trash pickup with plowing still to be done, and he identified unshoveled... Read more

Tasco: Old folks don't shovel

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City Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco did not have to be at Council's regular Thursday meeting because it was canceled. But when Mayor Nutter announced... Read more