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.
Holmesburg Civic Association members and activists from neighboring Mayfair and Tacony last week criticized a plan by the city to purchase land at 7777-R State Road for the possible construction of a prison.
For the Nutter administration, last Wednesday’s ceremonial warehouse demolition on North Eighth Street was an opportunity to tout the new “proactive” partnership between the city’s Fire Department and Department of Licenses and Inspection in dealing with large, vacant and dangerous properties.
Regular Philadelphia residents aren’t privy to negotiations between the Nutter administration and Comcast over the terms of the hometown media conglomerate’s next 15-year license to sell cable TV services in the city.
Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series about the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5. Part 2 examines the labor union’s fundraising, its escalating political program and its development of a multimillion-dollar headquarters in the Northeast.
Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series discussing some of the key roles served by the Northeast Philadelphia-based Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5. Part One examines the local union’s leadership, along with recent contract negotiation and arbitration outcomes.
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 |