November 13, 2014 |
City Council's hearings on Philadelphia's energy future should be quite a show, rich with spectacle and irony. The hearings, expected to start today and continue Friday, are in lieu of real consideration of a $1.86 billion deal to sell the Philadelphia Gas Works to Connecticut-based UIL Holdings Corp. Council's schedule coincides with state Public Utility Commission hearings on PGW's high rates and rotting pipes, so Council members clearly want the attention - and voters should provide it, especially since they're all up for reelection next year.
February 1, 2013
WHILE PRESIDENT Obama and other elected officials everywhere look for ways to deal with gun violence, Philadelphia City Council wants to be involved in the debate. Councilman Jim Kenney introduced a resolution Thursday calling for hearings to review how effectively the city spends its resources to combat gun violence. "I think if cities' primary responsibility is public safety, we need to see if [District Attorney] Seth [Williams and] Police Commissioner [Charles] Ramsey are getting the resources they need," Kenney said.
July 9, 2010
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said today that it scheduled hearings for four applicants vying for the second of two state licenses to run a resort casino with as many as 600 slot machines and 50 table games. The 10 a.m. hearings, to be held in the municipalities where would-be operators want to locate a casino, are: Aug. 30, Hampden Township, Cumberland County, regarding the application of Penn Harris Gaming L.P. Aug. 31, Cumberland Township, Adams County, regarding Mason-Dixon Resorts L.P. Sept.
January 10, 1988 |
At the request of a township resident, the East Marlborough supervisors will re-open hearings on reducing housing density in the Willowdale area, where a townhouse development has been proposed. Cuyler Walker, one of three landowners who had petitioned the supervisors to reduce the allowed density to prevent possible construction of 238 townhouses, on Monday asked the supervisors to reopen hearings on the petition. Walker said that private negotiations to reduce the number of planned townhouses had broken down between the landowners and C.L.X.
May 5, 1987 |
If a quick survey of public opinion in Center City this morning is any indication, the TV networks won't be setting any ratings records by broadcasting the congressional hearings on the Iran-contra affair. More than half of 25 people surveyed by the Daily News were either totally unaware of the hearings or had only a vague idea that the hearings were beginning. "I heard something about it on the radio this morning," said a middle- aged man stopped by a reporter on Market Street near 8th. "I have no comment.
September 23, 1990 |
The time had arrived, at Tuesday night's hearing, for attorney and developer David H. Moskowitz to rebut months of testimony before the East Nantmeal Planning Commission on the negative impact his planned development, Morganshire Village, might have on groundwater, roads, safety of the residents and the Great Marsh. But instead, Moskowitz opened his presentation by introducing a hydro- geologist witness - a gambit that was met with the immediate objection of Ronald C. Nagle, attorney for the Planning Commission.
March 16, 1990 |
Despite heated community opposition, Maximo Santiago, longtime head of the city Human Relations Commission's field office in North Philadelphia, will be temporarily transferred to the commission's Center City offices Monday. Leah Gaskin White, commission executive director, met yesterday with a group of Puerto Rican community leaders opposed to the transfer. After the meeting, White said in an interview: "As far as I'm concerned, we're moving ahead to utilize the services of the North Philadelphia team.
June 13, 1987 |
A British journalist living in Washington and reporting on America decided he would report on America from America, rather than from Washington. His name is Andrew Manderstam of the London Broadcasting Co. His topic was the Iran- contra affair and the congressional hearings about it. Several weeks ago, Manderstam traveled to two American cities, Nashville and Detroit. He arranged meetings with small groups of Americans and, with them, watched videotapes of the hearings. He asked them what they thought about it all. Later, Manderstam made phone calls to more or less ordinary Americans in other parts of the country.
September 11, 1988 |
The Birmingham supervisors set hearing dates in October for two controversial developments that would add 253 houses to the township. The supervisors also filled three vacancies on the Planning Commission, which will review the plans before the hearings. On Oct. 19 and 26, the supervisors will hear testimony on a proposal by Brandywine Development Co. for a planned residential development on the Charles Davis Farm. On Oct. 24, the board will conduct its hearing on T.J.E.M.
January 18, 1987 |
Hearings on a challenge to the zoning ordinance of East Marlborough will continue Wednesday night in the township municipal building. Edward Carney and Richard Jensen, owners of a 27.7-acre site on Route 926, west of Route 82, contend that the ordinance is unconstitutional because it does not allocate enough land for commercial zoning. About 40 residents attended a hearing the supervisors held Monday night on the challenge to the ordinance. "We hope to end the hearings this month," said John Hufford, chairman of the Board of Supervisors.