Monday, December 22, 2014

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There were fireworks, Mummers, and loads of good cheer despite the cold. Given that was all packed into a 30-minute news conference within the City Hall Courtyard on Friday, imagine what the extended version will look like as the year turns Jan. 1.
City Councilwoman Cindy Bass said a bill to amend the zoning code had to be held due to a lack of support.
New public-private partnership is intended to connect residents with each other and with city services through the Internet.
Nextdoor.com, a for-profit social-networking site, and the Nutter administration announced a partnership Thursday that will enable the city to communicate directly with Nextdoor's 17,000 local users.
Much like the Yellowpages serve as a phone directory for businesses, Project Nextdoor is an online database to improve city-to-resident and neighbor-to-neighbor communications throughout Philadelphia.
U-Turn: Just in time for Hanukkah, U-Turn reader Frank DeFazio posted the following entry on his Facebook page yesterday.
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.
The president of Philadelphia's police union on Wednesday decried the protests sweeping cities across the country after grand juries in Missouri and New York state cleared white officers who killed unarmed black suspects.
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.
There were fireworks, Mummers, and loads of good cheer despite the cold. Given that was all packed into a 30-minute news conference within the City Hall Courtyard on Friday, imagine what the extended version will look like as the year turns Jan. 1.
New public-private partnership is intended to connect residents with each other and with city services through the Internet.
We're waiting on details about the second casino license, Council President Darrell Clarke's plans, and U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah's future.
Nextdoor.com, a for-profit social-networking site, and the Nutter administration announced a partnership Thursday that will enable the city to communicate directly with Nextdoor's 17,000 local users.
Much like the Yellowpages serve as a phone directory for businesses, Project Nextdoor is an online database to improve city-to-resident and neighbor-to-neighbor communications throughout Philadelphia.
Philadelphians observe Homeless Memorial Day and call for an end to homelessness.
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.
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.