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
Categories: News and Views
Philly neighborhood rec center awarded state, city grants

Philly neighborhood rec center awarded state, city grants

Tracey Jordan envisioned a Brooklyn-style park in her neighborhood of Philadelphia. Thanks to help from the city and a state grant, the “mayor of Southwest Philadelphia” will be able to bring her community together in an inviting space.
Monday, November 26, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
City Council committee passes Philly wage increase bill

City Council committee passes Philly wage increase bill

Philadelphia City Council’s Committee on Labor and Civil Service passed a bill Tuesday outlining a plan to increase wages for city workers and those working on city contracts. It also ups the minimum wage mandated for businesses seeking tax credits for creating new jobs in the city.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Philadelphia City Council committee forwards plan to source solar power from Adams County

Philadelphia City Council committee forwards plan to source solar power from Adams County

The Transportation and Public Utilities Committee passed, with favorable recommendation, a plan to bring clean electricity from Adams County to Philadelphia last Wednesday. 
Monday, November 19, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
In Philadelphia, City Council passes job reporting bill, marks anniversary of The Links charitable organization

In Philadelphia, City Council passes job reporting bill, marks anniversary of The Links charitable organization

Philadelphia City Council unanimously passed an ordinance to add job growth or related information to fiscal impact statements on future proposed legislation Thursday. 
Thursday, November 15, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
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