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James Dupree fought to save his nearly 8,600-square-foot studio, which the city wanted to give to a grocery-store developer.
In its final scheduled meeting of 2014, Philadelphia City Council focused on a flurry of measures to aid the city's blue-collar workers, including a past failed proposal - mandatory paid sick leave - and a new and controversial one calling for a citywide minimum wage.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in an opinion posted yesterday, ruled that the law firm Cozen O'Connor can write off a $448,468 debt incurred by U.S. Rep. Bob Brady in a court battle to stay on the 2007 Democratic primary election ballot for mayor.
Throughout his nearly two decades at Philadelphia Traffic Court, William Hird rarely said no. Not to the Democratic ward leaders and local politicians who came to him seeking help with traffic tickets. Not to the court's judges, who designated him their point man for handling requests for special consideration. And not to prosecutors, who offered him a deal to plead guilty this year instead of fighting federal charges stemming from that ticket-fixing scheme.
City Council President Darrell L. Clarke's proposal to put the duties of Philadelphia's Department of Licenses and Inspections and six other agencies under a new department received some pushback Tuesday from people in the development and building community.
City Councilman Jim Kenney vented about the Philadelphia Eagles loss Sunday night to the Dallas Cowboys by taking aim at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's posterior.
Stu-Niversity: Councilman Wilson Goode seeks to extend protection to airport, hotel workers.
It was a quiet victory on a rainy Saturday, the results announced not to a cheering crowd but to a dozen people huddled under a sidewalk awning in North Philadelphia.
Melissa Murray Bailey, a 35-year-old executive who serves as president of the Americas team of the Swedish-based employer-branding company Universum...
Nelson A. Diaz, a former judge and Philadelphia city solicitor, will announce his bid for mayor in mid-January, according to a close adviser.
PhillyClout: The proposal to sell the Philadelphia Gas Works is dead by the political fight between City Council President Darrell Clarke and Mayor Nutter's administration rages on.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane made repeated false statements to justify shutting down an undercover sting, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said Tuesday as he announced bribery charges against two lawmakers in the corruption case he revived.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in an opinion posted yesterday, ruled that the law firm Cozen O'Connor can write off a $448,468 debt incurred by U.S. Rep. Bob Brady in a court battle to stay on the 2007 Democratic primary election ballot for mayor.
Throughout his nearly two decades at Philadelphia Traffic Court, William Hird rarely said no. Not to the Democratic ward leaders and local politicians who came to him seeking help with traffic tickets. Not to the court's judges, who designated him their point man for handling requests for special consideration. And not to prosecutors, who offered him a deal to plead guilty this year instead of fighting federal charges stemming from that ticket-fixing scheme.
HARRISBURG - Philadelphia prosecutors plan to announce criminal charges Tuesday against two more elected officials ensnared in the undercover sting investigation that state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane rejected as too flawed to prosecute.
City Councilwoman Cindy Bass said a bill to amend the zoning code had to be held due to a lack of support.
City Council President Darrell L. Clarke, whose opposition killed the $1.86 billion sale of Philadelphia Gas Works, has an alternative plan in mind for the city-owned utility.
James Dupree fought to save his nearly 8,600-square-foot studio, which the city wanted to give to a grocery-store developer.
In its final scheduled meeting of 2014, Philadelphia City Council focused on a flurry of measures to aid the city's blue-collar workers, including a past failed proposal - mandatory paid sick leave - and a new and controversial one calling for a citywide minimum wage.
City Council President Darrell L. Clarke's proposal to put the duties of Philadelphia's Department of Licenses and Inspections and six other agencies under a new department received some pushback Tuesday from people in the development and building community.