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The Gritty Italian Market Wants That Center City Sparkle

Business owners in the Italian Market have been talking about cleaning up the place for years, and now they seem to have landed on a […]

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Squilla to Introduce Mandatory Gender Neutral Restroom Bill

According to the Philadelphia’s Director of LGBT Affairs Nellie Fitzpatrick, Councilman Mark Squilla will be introducing an Administration bill for Mayor Nutter tomorrow that will […]


Green Incentives: New Bill Encourages LEED Silver-Certified Buildings in Philly

Efforts to make Philadelphia greener continue. Currently, for example, having LEED Gold and Platinum certification allows builders within certain zoning districts to increase their height […]

City Life

Big Plastic Bag Wins Again

Philadelphia lawmakers have tried to both ban and tax plastic bags in the past, only to be beaten by Big Bag. When Councilman Mark Squilla introduced legislation this year […]


Squilla Rewriting UED Law Ahead of Expected Nutter Opposition

The debate over 3-D billboards in Philadelphia isn’t over. City Councilman Mark Squilla is proposing amendments to legislation allowing two digital ads — known as “urban experiential displays” — near […]


Philly Council OKs Massive 3-D Billboards in Center City

Philadelphia City Council passed legislation Thursday to allow large-size digital billboards in a part of Center City near the Reading Terminal Market and Convention Center. Critics […]


Legislation Aims to Free Up Food Trucks

Philadelphia City Councilman Mark Squilla has introduced two bills to loosen the city’s regulations of food trucks. The bills would allow food trucks to legally vend on […]


Half of City Council Just Got Cybersquatted

Go to MarkSquilla.com, and you won’t find a word about the South Philadelphia Councilman bearing its name. JannieBlackwell.com, too, has nary a sentence about the longtime Councilwoman representing parts of West Philadelphia. […]


3-D Billboards in Center City? Company Presents their Vision to the Planning Commission

Nothing is set in stone yet, but if things go according to one advertising company’s plans, Center City could get closer to taking on a “digital […]

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Morning Headlines: Carl Dranoff Gets Zoning Approval for Proposed Hotel on Broad

A zoning bill that would make things easier for Carl Dranoff to build his proposed SLS International Hotel was approved by City Council’s Committee on […]


Morning Headlines: Market8 Gets Three Political Endorsements

Market8 has been endorsed yet again, this time by state and local legislators: Rep. John Taylor, Rep. Michael O’Brien, and Councilman Mark Squilla. They join […]


Councilman Squilla: “The Information I Had Was From Being Down on the Scene”

Yesterday Councilman Mark Squilla told reporters that it was a lit cigarette that sparked the explosion at 428 Daly Street–a nugget of information traveled far […]