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    • First African Baptist, 2015

First African Baptist church fined, City to brace dangerous wall

Municipal Court Judge David Shuter has fined First African Baptist Church $10,000 for failing to comply with a previous court order to brace an “imminently dangerous” parapet wall on the east…

    • Temple University area rentals

Clarke makes a new push to clean up neighborhoods around Temple

City Council President Darrell Clarke has been trying to clean up after Temple University students, and the landlords who rent to them, for years. His last effort, a proposed Neighborhood Improvement…

    • Willow Grove Ave Bridge corrosion, photo courtesy of the Streets Dept.

Councilman hopes to empower city to repair roads and bridges it doesn't own

Councilman David Oh introduced a bill in City Council on Thursday that would empower the Streets Department to repair and maintain roads, bridges, and other byways outside its traditional jurisdiction. The…

    • A sea of emergency responders filled 22nd Street, as seen from the JFK Blvd. bridge.

Mayor creates board to oversee building safety

Mayor Michael Nutter announced on Tuesday that he has created a Building Safety Oversight Board to monitor implementation of the recommendations made by a Special Advisory Commission appointed in the wake…

    • 7th at Washington Square | Theresa Stigale

Tough road ahead for improvement district in Washington Square West

A small group involved in floating a Neighborhood Improvement District in Washington Square West held its first community-wide meeting Tuesday night to discuss the proposal. Around 100 people showed up, and…

    • Frankford Avenue in Mayfair

Mayfair and Washington Square West flirt with improvement districts

The last two attempts to create Neighborhood Improvement Districts in Philadelphia have crashed and burned, so two groups exploring the possibility of creating new improvement districts are moving slowly. “We don’t…

    • The collapse site from above, from the RiverWest Condominium's rooftop.

Site of fatal building collapse will become public memorial park

Mayor Michael Nutter announced on Thursday that a property at the corner of 22nd and Market streets in Center City will become a memorial park to honor the six people killed…

    • l and i original

Nutter commits funding for new positions at L&I

Mayor Michael Nutter announced on Thursday that he intends to commit an additional $2 million to the Department of Licenses and Inspections for the 2015 fiscal year. The additional funds would…

    • The Ruffin Nichols Church was demolished in August 2013 (Ashley Hahn/PlanPhilly)

Breaking: L&I releases new permit requirements for contractors

Merry Christmas, contractors. Starting next week, you’ll need to submit a tax clearance form and certificate of insurance to the Department of Licenses and Inspections before receiving a permit for any…

    • phptv0322

Council committee begins probe of demolition procedures

A City Council committee appointed to investigate the city’s standards on public safety and demolitions held the first in a planned series of hearings Wednesday, following the fatal botched demolition of…

    • north 9th 4

On one block, more than $200,000 in uncollected revenue

The 2100 block of North 9th Street—between Diamond and Susquehanna, just northeast of Temple University—looks as though it’s being eaten alive. Between the still-standing, three-story brick houses, conspicuous patches of empty…

    • NID hearing in Council’s Rules Committee airs wider grievances in North Central

NID hearing in Council’s Rules Committee airs wider grievances in North Central

On Thursday afternoon, a Rules Committee hearing on Council President Darrell Clarke’s bill that would create a Neighborhood Improvement District (NID) near Temple University turned into a gripe session about City…

    • Neighborhood Improvement Districts a matter of 'timing and politics'

Neighborhood Improvement Districts a matter of 'timing and politics'

Try to imagine, for a moment, a governmental authority proposing a tax increase on constituents, the revenue from which would be put toward extra safety and cleaning services. Now imagine the…

    • Council President Darrell Clarke addressed concerns from 5th-District Constituents

UPDATE: North Philadelphia residents and landlords debate the merits of a Neighborhood Improvement District

UPDATE: The Committee on Rules of the Council of the City of Philadelphia will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 13, concerning Ordinance 120020. The hearing will take place at…

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