I applaud Mayor Nutter and Firefighter’s Local 22 President Joe Schulle for working out their differences and agreeing to a long-term contract rather than battle it out in the court system for years. This will help City Council along with the Mayor better plan ahead, as we get ready to start the City’s budget process. I believe this is a fair contract for both the City and Local 22. I’m glad neither side had to spend significant resources in the court system to come to an agreement. When labor and management work together, the best interests of all Philadelphians are protected. As I stated in the past, our first responders deserve better. I’m glad to see that the Mayor and I are on the same page.Read more
Philadelphia City Council took up two measures Thursday aimed at employing veterans: one that gives tax breaks to vets and the other to companies that hire them.
Under a newly proposed bill, veterans who become police officers, firefighters, or paramedics would be eligible for a tax break amounting to about $1,100 for a person earning $46,000 annually.Read more
Help is Now Available For PECO Low-Income Customers
2014-2015 LIHEAP grants can help keep the lights and heat on this winter
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP, helps low-income families pay their heating bills. LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.
PHILADELPHIA (November 4, 2014) – Help is available now for low-income PECO customers through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). This federally funded program provides grants to low-income utility customers to help them meet their energy costs and stay safe and warm this winter.
November 3, 2014 (Philadelphia) - The Streets Department’s 2014 Philly Leaf Collection and Recycling Program will begin on Monday, November 10 and will run through Friday, December 19. The program is one of several services provided by the Streets Department to honor the City's on-going commitment to recycling by helping to reduce the amount of materials that reach the waste stream and saving landfill space.
New changes have been implemented in this year’s program. Bagged leaves will not be collected curbside. Bagged leaf drop-off will be offered city-wide on Saturdays (with the exception of the Saturdays following Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving Holidays) at 22 designated locations from 9 AM to 3 PM for the duration of the program.Read more