Philadelphia City Councilman Bobby Henon withdrew a controversial bill last week that would allow the city to spend more than $7 million to buy waterfront property for the possible construction of a new prison.
The primary election is next Tuesday, and Philadelphians will see a crowded ballot.
Several key changes are in store for one Somerton housing development, while plans for another are coming into clearer focus, according to information revealed at the March 10 meeting of the Somerton Civic Association.
So how much more will it cost you to live or do business in Philadelphia in the next fiscal year? Almost 10 percent more, according to Mayor Michael Nutter’s final city budget.
The last time an arbitration panel awarded a new contract to Philadelphia’s firefighters and paramedics, Mayor Michael Nutter’s administration spent about four years fighting it in court.
Residents OK’d a request for a special zoning exception by a lab company to operate on Oxford Avenue and a zoning variance for a Ruan Street duplex during the Jan. 8 meeting of the Frankford Neighborhood Advisory Committee.
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Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League last week voted to support zoning variances for two properties on the same block of Geiger Road.
A Cliffe Drive resident who built a deck that is closer to a neighbor’s property than allowed by city code last week got the overwhelming support of Parkwood Civic Association members for his application for a zoning variance.