The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives within the last week have approved a bill that would rename the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, at 3900 Woodland Ave. in West Philadelphia, in memory of Army Cpl. Michael J. Crescenz, a Cardinal Dougherty High School graduate who earned the Medal of Honor for bravery in the Vietnam War.
After taking more than four years to arrive at a decision to sell Philadelphia Gas Works, the Nutter administration is now pushing for a rush to judgment by City Council regarding one of the most significant decisions this city will ever make.
City Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco, For the Times
| May 29, 2014 |
In mid-October, the city announced it will help some homeowners who have fallen behind in paying their property taxes to get current and stay current. They can accept that help, or else face foreclosure.
The nonpartisan Committee of Seventy, in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Philadelphia, Young Involved Philadelphia and WHYY, invite the public to attend an upcoming debate for city controller.
City Councilwoman Marian Tasco, who also is the gas commission chairwoman, told the workers the Nutter administration has given City Council only eight weeks to look at the deal, a notion she scoffed at.