The attorney for the general contractor at the 22nd and Market streets demolition site charged with six counts of murder for the fatal building collapse last year wants city officials to testify as defense witnesses.
With a summer vote in Harrisburg on a new cigarette tax delayed until September, the state senate’s Democratic Appropriations Committee convened in City Hall Wednesday to address the impacts of the delay.
UIL Holdings, the Connecticut-based energy firm that has offered to pay $1.86 billion to take over the Philadelphia Gas Works, confirmed this week that they are not dropping their bid despite passing a July 15 deadline.
Today, residents of the neighborhood affected by the fatal July 5 fire, including the father of one of the children who perished, were outside City Hall protesting and demanding that Mayor Michael Nutter appear to apologize personally to them.
While the proposed sale of Philadelphia Gas Works for $1.86 billion is on hold pending a City Council review, the Philadelphia City Council is airing ads on local AM radio news stations rationalizing the delay.