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What the frack are they waiting for? After weeks of promises, Council takes no action on PGW as deadline fast approaches.
The Philadelphia Historical Commission could get more than double the amount of money it currently receives in exchange for a beefed-up local registry of historic places.
Looking to better manage health-care costs, the Nutter administration is taking two big swings at tobacco. Come Jan. 1, Philadelphia will add a $500 annual premium to benefits costs for nonunion employees who use tobacco products, and a $15 surcharge for prescriptions filled at pharmacies that sell tobacco products.
Heard in the Hall: Philadelphia government watchdog group Committee of Seventy has named its new leader. David B. Thornburgh, executive director of the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania, will be taking the helm in December.
The city is expanding ways to curb your appetite.
Like the $2-per-pack tax now on cigs, City Council hears pitch for same for electronic devices.
Kristin Holgerson, 32, is the "October surprise" in Delco's 26th District race: She says she's the Democrat's secret child.
State Sen. Mike Stack is weighing whether to hold on to his Northeast Philadelphia seat if he is elected lieutenant governor on Nov. 4.
Crime & Punishment: Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court made it official Wednesday, naming Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Kevin M. Dougherty administrative judge of the city court’s trial division.
Vice President Biden toured a dredging barge at Penn's Landing on Thursday to show support for the project to deepen the Delaware River shipping channel.
Looking to better manage health-care costs, the Nutter administration is taking two big swings at tobacco. Come Jan. 1, Philadelphia will add a $500 annual premium to benefits costs for nonunion employees who use tobacco products, and a $15 surcharge for prescriptions filled at pharmacies that sell tobacco products.
What the frack are they waiting for? After weeks of promises, Council takes no action on PGW as deadline fast approaches.
The Philadelphia Historical Commission could get more than double the amount of money it currently receives in exchange for a beefed-up local registry of historic places.
City Council’s L&I Committee approves protocols for dealing with dilapidated, abandoned and dangerous big commercial buidlings.
The government watchdog group Committee of Seventy has named the son of a former Pennsylvania governor as its new leader.
With Philadelphia taxi service facing an uncertain future, no one was willing to bid Wednesday on new taxi medallions offered for sale by the Philadelphia Parking Authority.
Heard in the Hall: Philadelphia government watchdog group Committee of Seventy has named its new leader. David B. Thornburgh, executive director of the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania, will be taking the helm in December.
An analysis of the city's charter schools revealed a $117 million surplus last year, while the district had a sizable deficit.
The city is expanding ways to curb your appetite.
City Council on Thursday approved a bill that would make it easier for fast-food firms, hotels, and other traditionally low-wage employers in Philadelphia to pay their workers $12 an hour.