New cooperation feelings as City Council meets new school board

New cooperation feelings as City Council meets new school board

The new Philadelphia school board met with council members on Tuesday at City Hall, but after the joy from returned local control wore off, Council President Darrell Clarke (D-District 5) set the tone for the daylong hearings.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
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Attorney General announces charges against former Philadelphia city official

Attorney General announces charges against former Philadelphia city official

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced charges Tuesday against Desiree Peterkin-Bell, former City Representative under Mayor Michael Nutter (D). The charges stem from misuse of funds earmarked by the Fund for Philadelphia, which supported non-profit and civic events.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Philadelphia pleased with “stellar effort” in courting Amazon

Philadelphia pleased with “stellar effort” in courting Amazon

Despite losing Amazon HQ2 bidding to two Northeast Corridor competitors, Mayor Jim Kenney (D) refused to hang his head on Philadelphia’s efforts.

“I was more disappointed in the Dallas game,” he told reporters at a press conference Tuesday.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Amid high turnout, Philadelphia sends new faces to Harrisburg

Amid high turnout, Philadelphia sends new faces to Harrisburg

Over 530,000 Philadelphians cast their vote for the 2018 midterm election on Tuesday, an increase of nearly 40 percent from the 2014 midterms.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
City Council passes tire dealer license bill

City Council passes tire dealer license bill

City Council passed a bill mandating licenses for tire dealers in Philadelphia on Thursday.

The bill came from the Committee of Licenses and Inspections last week. It aims to gain more information on tire sales and disposal to decrease the number of used tires dumped on sidewalks or with other refuse around the city. This bill ties into waste hauling mandates passed earlier this year in Harrisburg.

After speaking at a clean-up site in Kensington as part of the city’s fight against the opioid epidemic, Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sànchez (D-District 7), one of the bill sponsors and a committee chair, discussed the need for such licensing.

Thursday, November 1, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: News and Views
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