Heard in the Hall Archive: January, 2010

Reynolds Brown: Require rentals to be lead-free

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City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown Thursday morning called for mandatory lead testing for rental apartments and a prohibition on renting... Read more

Nutter names Sister Mary Scullion & Nolan Atkinson to Ethics Board

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Mayor Nutter today asked City Council to confirm his appointments of Sister Mary Scullion, the founder of Project H.O.M.E., and attorney Nolan... Read more

DiCicco: Expand BRT freeze

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City Councilman Frank DiCicco called on Mayor Nutter and the Board of Revision of Taxes to include properties assessed this year in a citywide... Read more

Moratorium ordered on Phila. property reassesments

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Mayor Nutter’s pick to run the embattled Board of Revision of Taxes said today that he could not “in good conscience” continue... Read more

Supreme to hear fight over Brady's legal bills

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Cozen O’Connor did about $450,000 of legal work to help Democratic U.S. Rep. Bob Brady fight a ballot challenge from rival Tom Knox in... Read more

Doing the math on contracts, furloughs

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Here’s an interesting exercise. Assume for a moment that each of the city’s labor unions receives a contract identical to the new... Read more

Rizzo goes West seeking Lt. Gov. nomination

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Republican City Councilman Frank Rizzo’s aspirations to be lieutenant governor will be put to the test this weekend as GOP regional caucuses... Read more

Ethics Board hits Clerk of Quarter Sessions

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Lest it leave any elected or party official unscathed in the city of Philadelphia, the Board of Ethics is now seeking a $3,000 fine against... Read more