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It's not Gospel yet, but Archbishop Charles Chaput says the pope has said he'll come next year.
PhillyNORML says it has started an e-mail campaign that is flooding Mayor Nutter's inbox with messages supporting a City Council-passed marijuana bill.
Call it a sign of change: From now on, all Philadelphia construction and demolition sites must have large signs alerting the public to the work in progress and listing numbers to call to report a dangerous site.
Mayor Nutter yesterday unveiled new rules for signage at construction and demolition sites.
Did L&I overbill hundreds of property owners in 2012? A new audit by City Controller's Office is raising that question.
Given how little good news is ever reported about Philadelphia's municipal pension fund, Thursday was a red-letter day. The total fund ended the fiscal year up 15.6 percent, outperforming its benchmarks by 1.96 percent. A more narrow portfolio, managed internally, did well, too, showing an 11.97 percent return, about 3.5 percent higher than similar benchmark funds.
UIL, the company Nutter hopes will buy PGW, is standing by the deal - for now.
When her husband died in December, Lauren Davis knew it was time to move. The rent on her rather tired Grays Ferry home was going up, and her landlord was not terribly responsive. The 63-year-old retired teacher's aide feared, however, that she did not have the means to relocate within her beloved neighborhood.
The family of Danny C. Johnson, 59, a truck driver and father of five who lived for 23 days after he was pulled out of the rubble of last year's Salvation Army thrift store wall collapse, filed a wrongful-death suit Tuesday against the charitable organization and others.
Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corp. (OARC), the controversial community development firm with ties to State Rep. Dwight Evans, has replaced its longtime chief executive officer, Jack Kitchen.
It's not Gospel yet, but Archbishop Charles Chaput says the pope has said he'll come next year.
PhillyNORML says it has started an e-mail campaign that is flooding Mayor Nutter's inbox with messages supporting a City Council-passed marijuana bill.
The mayor and his wife are spending the week in France; one of many trips Nutter has taken in his second term.
Pick up that cellphone and make a call. Tell how being arrested for a small bit of marijuana in Philadelphia has changed your life.
Well, at least he wrote. With no public notice, Mayor Nutter flew to Paris on Wednesday on another global trade mission, this time a six-day excursion to woo French commerce and promote Philadelphia as a cycling mecca and tourist destination. Nutter and his wife, Lisa, will also attend the Tour de France, which ends Sunday in Paris.
Mayor Nutter said the musician would be honored for his efforts on homelessness and poverty.
"Ride-share" car services such as UberX and Lyft are transforming the taxi business in Philadelphia, and they don't even operate here. Yet.
Mayor Nutter yesterday unveiled new rules for signage at construction and demolition sites.
Call it a sign of change: From now on, all Philadelphia construction and demolition sites must have large signs alerting the public to the work in progress and listing numbers to call to report a dangerous site.
Did L&I overbill hundreds of property owners in 2012? A new audit by City Controller's Office is raising that question.