Sunday, December 28, 2014

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Don't toss that Christmas tree just yet. For city residents who don't mind keeping their trees until Jan. 5, the Philadelphia Streets Department has a recycling program to help prevent those Douglas firs and Virginia pines from ending up in a landfill.
The Olney home that collapsed on Christmas Eve, injuring two people and putting nearly a dozen at risk, had been flagged twice since August as unsafe, according to officials.
A person pretending to be an inspector with the city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections has been asking residents for money and demanding entry into homes, the department’s commissioner warned Tuesday. L&I Commissioner Carlton Williams said residents should ask for proper identification from anyone who claims to be an L&I inspector.
The Philadelphia assistant district attorney who has served as a liaison between the law enforcement and lesbian and gay communities is moving to City Hall.
Heard in the Hall: The Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney who has served as a liaison between the law enforcement and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities is moving over to City Hall.
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.
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.
The Olney home that collapsed on Christmas Eve, injuring two people and putting nearly a dozen at risk, had been flagged twice since August as unsafe, according to officials.
Don't toss that Christmas tree just yet. For city residents who don't mind keeping their trees until Jan. 5, the Philadelphia Streets Department has a recycling program to help prevent those Douglas firs and Virginia pines from ending up in a landfill.
A person pretending to be an inspector with the city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections has been asking residents for money and demanding entry into homes, the department’s commissioner warned Tuesday. L&I Commissioner Carlton Williams said residents should ask for proper identification from anyone who claims to be an L&I inspector.
The Philadelphia assistant district attorney who has served as a liaison between the law enforcement and lesbian and gay communities is moving to City Hall.
Heard in the Hall: The Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney who has served as a liaison between the law enforcement and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities is moving over to City Hall.
Moments after his acquittal during the summer in a sweeping federal ticket-fixing case, a defiant Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Michael J. Sullivan said: "As far as I am concerned, I was indicted for doing my job."
We're waiting on details about the second casino license, Council President Darrell Clarke's plans, and U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah's future.
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.