In Philadelphia, City Council passes job reporting bill, marks anniversary of The Links charitable organization

In Philadelphia, City Council passes job reporting bill, marks anniversary of The Links charitable organization

Philadelphia City Council unanimously passed an ordinance to add job growth or related information to fiscal impact statements on future proposed legislation Thursday. 
Thursday, November 15, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Mayor Kenney defends Philadelphia immigration policy

Mayor Kenney defends Philadelphia immigration policy

Mayor Jim Kenney (D) made his case for ending Philadelphia’s Preliminary Arraignment Reporting System with Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, along with other policy priorities, to an audience on the University of Pennsylvania campus in University City Wednesday.
Thursday, November 15, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Attorney General announces charges against former Philadelphia city official

Attorney General announces charges against former Philadelphia city official

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced charges Tuesday against Desiree Peterkin-Bell, former City Representative under Mayor Michael Nutter (D). The charges stem from misuse of funds earmarked by the Fund for Philadelphia, which supported non-profit and civic events.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Philadelphia pleased with “stellar effort” in courting Amazon

Philadelphia pleased with “stellar effort” in courting Amazon

Despite losing Amazon HQ2 bidding to two Northeast Corridor competitors, Mayor Jim Kenney (D) refused to hang his head on Philadelphia’s efforts.

“I was more disappointed in the Dallas game,” he told reporters at a press conference Tuesday.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Unaccompanied minors moving to Philadelphia

Unaccompanied minors moving to Philadelphia

VisionQuest will move a dozen male children aged 11 to 17 who have made their way from Central America across the southern border US to a location on Old York Road, just off North Broad Street in the Logan section of Philadelphia. They will start moving the minors in December and will consider gradually bringing up to 36 to the location, according to a company spokesperson.

Thursday, November 8, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
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