Tuesday, March 31, 2015

City

  • More Top Stories
  • Latest News
A judge on Thursday is scheduled to hear City Commissioner Stephanie Singer's last-ditch effort to remain on the ballot in her bid for a second term on the board that oversees Philadelphia elections.
As two months of budget hearings kicked off Tuesday, City Council wasted no time pushing back on Mayor Nutter's central proposal to rake in $103 million for the city's schools by raising property taxes.
Doug Oliver, the youngest Democratic contender for mayor, got the biggest cheers at a forum planned and executed Tuesday by Central High School students.
Former Gov. Ed Rendell on Tuesday announced an education-focused forum for Democratic candidates for mayor with questions drawn up by fourth and fifth graders from the Philadelphia School District. Could Rendell, who also served as mayor, endorse one of those candidates?
A Common Pleas Court judge filed an order Monday to remove City Commissioner Stephanie Singer's name from the May 19 primary ballot for a lack of valid petition signatures.
It was billed as a conversation with the mayoral candidates - and the discussion wandered far and wide Monday night.
Three candidates at the top of the ballot for city judgeships this year received endorsements by the Democratic Party but were not recommended by the Philadelphia Bar Association, including one who has been penalized by the state disciplinary board.
On Tuesday, Philadelphia City Council will begin listening to weeks of testimony from administration officials and department heads on the mayor's proposed $4 billion budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1.
The Philadelphia Bar Association on Monday released its recommendations for judicial candidates. There are 12 vacancies on Common Pleas Court and three on the Municipal Court. Some candidates filed for both elections. A second round of ratings will be released in the coming weeks.
Commissioner Singer's attorney today will argue that some of her tossed petition signatures were valid.
A judge on Thursday is scheduled to hear City Commissioner Stephanie Singer's last-ditch effort to remain on the ballot in her bid for a second term on the board that oversees Philadelphia elections.
As two months of budget hearings kicked off Tuesday, City Council wasted no time pushing back on Mayor Nutter's central proposal to rake in $103 million for the city's schools by raising property taxes.
Doug Oliver, the youngest Democratic contender for mayor, got the biggest cheers at a forum planned and executed Tuesday by Central High School students.
Former Gov. Ed Rendell on Tuesday announced an education-focused forum for Democratic candidates for mayor with questions drawn up by fourth and fifth graders from the Philadelphia School District. Could Rendell, who also served as mayor, endorse one of those candidates?
A Common Pleas Court judge filed an order Monday to remove City Commissioner Stephanie Singer's name from the May 19 primary ballot for a lack of valid petition signatures.
Did City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson accuse his challenger in the 2nd District of being "the white man" having a "plantation mentality"?
Archye Leacock, founder of a North Philadelphia nonprofit lost a petition challenge and withdrew from the race Monday.
A group of inexperienced and uncertified inspectors for the Department of Licenses and Inspections conducted around 600 inspections of unsafe buildings in a single week last month, The Inquirer has learned.
Manny Morales is in for the fight. The City Council candidates accused of posting racist, antigay and anti-poor messages on his Facebook page, said at a Friday news conference that he is staying in the 7th Councilmanic District race.
A report released Thursday found that as the 2014 midterm elections wound down, political candidates and outside groups spent $14 million to run nearly...