Inspector Ronald Wagenhoffer “Did Nothing Wrong”

Inspector  Ronald Wagenhoffer, 52, at the site of the fatal building collapse in Philadelphia was found in his pick-up truck. He dead of a gunshot wound to the chest, police said. The building collapsed on Market Street, killing
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Rover Heads for New Destination in Mars Exploration

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer The rover Curiosity and the scientific instruments of the Mars Space Laboratory (MSL) have been tested and proven in the last nine months. Now NASA points the rover in a new direction, heading for a mountain about 8 kilometers away. Scientists think there’s a lot (more...)

After A Building Collapse In Philadelphia

To ensure the safety of all citizens of the City of Philadelphia, the Department of Licenses and Inspections has performed proactive inspections of multiple private construction and demolition sites in response to the June 5, 2013 building collapse at 2136-38 Market Street. “The Department of Licenses and Inspections is (more...)

A Building Collapsed In The Center City of Philadelphia

" One woman has died and 13 people have been hurt after a building collapsed in the centre of the US city of Philadelphia," according to NBC News. The collapse happened at 2140 Market Street around 10:40 a.m. A four-storey building fell down, which housed a Salvation Army Thrift Store. (more...)

Mayor Nutter Signs Bill On LGBT Rights

Mayor Michael A. Nutter signed Bill No. 130224, legislation focused on strengthening and expanding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. The legislation provides the first Equality Tax Credit in the nation, which will provide a credit to employers who offer health benefits to same-sex couples, life partners (more...)

Mayor Nutter Leads Annual Bike To Work Day

The City of Philadelphia celebrated Bike to Work Day with a bike ride down the Ben Franklin Parkway this morning. Mayor Michael A. Nutter led the ride, as he has done every year during his tenure as Mayor. “I’m thrilled once again to lead Bike to Work (more...)

EPA Grant To Reuse Of The Land Alonging The Frankford Creek

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the City of Philadelphia as one of 20 communities to receive a grant to conduct a planning study to guide the cleanup and reactivation of brownfield land. A $200,000 grant to Philadelphia will fund a study for a four-square-mile (more...)

Abortionist Kermit Gosnell Was Sentenced to Life In Prison

Kermit Gosnell, Philadelphia abortion doctor, was convicted on May 14, 2013. As part of a deal with prosecutors in which Gosnell waived his rights to appeal his conviction, the court sentenced Gosnell to life in prison without the possibility of parole for (more...)

PA: Nine Bills That Would Hold Elected Officials More Accountable

A Democratic and Republican state senator teamed up today to propose nine bills that would hold elected officials more accountable, keep lobbyists out of gaming license ownership, and force elected state officials to go without pay if they fail to adopt a timely Pennsylvania budget. Sens. Mike Stack (D-Philadelphia) and (more...)

New Legislation to Strengthen Penalties for Illegally Carrying a Gun in Philadelphia

Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) and Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) were joined by First Deputy Police Commissioner Richard J. Ross, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and Delaware County District Attorney John Whelan at the unveiling of House Bill 1091, new, bipartisan legislation to make (more...)

Bucks County Man Killed His Ex-wife and Injured Her Daughter

Bucks County man shot to his ex-wife, injured the woman’s daughter and shot a police officer in the chest in a shooting spree in Lower Southampton and Northampton on Thursday night, local media reported. Then he sped away. He was identified as Kenneth Philipp, (more...)

Feedback On Comcast Cable Service For Franchise Renewal Process

In 2015, the City of Philadelphia’s current 15-year cable television franchise agreement with Comcast Cable will expire.  Comcast holds a franchise for each of the four franchise areas in the City, covering all of Philadelphia.  The City of Philadelphia and Comcast have begun the cable franchise renewal process.  (more...)

City Officials Continue Push For Youth Summer Jobs

City officials and WorkReady Philadelphia partners, representing City businesses and non-profit organizations, participated in a call with President Barack H. Obama and mayors from across the United States to highlight the importance of summer and year-round youth employment initiatives and urge businesses, non-profits and cities to invest in these initiatives. In (more...)

Philadelphia Is At a Heightened Level Of Security

“Philadelphia is at a heightened level of security at this point,” said Mayor Michael Nutter on a press conference, that was  held on Monday night. According to CBS News, "Philadelphia police in coordination with Amtrak, SEPTA, Parks & Recreation Department, and the U.S. National Park Service are all on heightened (more...)

“Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust” in PA

State Sen. Mike Stack today presented resolutions to five Holocaust survivors from throughout Pennsylvania during the commonwealth’s annual Holocaust commemoration at the state Capitol. “The atrocities that took place at the hands of the Nazi regime are unfathomable; that these horrifying and tragic moments took place (more...)

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