Members of the public got a chance to meet the brass last week and also to tell the Northeast’s top cops what concerns them in their neighborhoods.
There are more than 100 vacant homes in Philadelphia that are in such bad shape that they should be torn down immediately, City Controller Alan Butkovitz said last week. They’re just too unsafe to leave standing, he said.
The city is warning residents to be on the lookout for somebody posing as an inspector from the Department of Licenses and Inspections.
Former District Attorney Lynne Abraham is seeking a return to public office, while state Sen. Anthony Williams is looking to move from state to city government.
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City Council President Darrell Clarke likes what he sees happening in growing neighborhoods such as University City, Northern Liberties and Center City.
Members of the Parkwood Civic gave their support to a homeowner who has a fence taller than allowed by city code and to a local woman’s therapeutic riding business.