Delaware dredge to start | pricier parking tickets? | PPA to photograph plates | selling the city after attacks

Dredging of the Delaware River is set to start within 30 days, NewsWorks reports. The federally funded deepening project will allow larger cargo ships into the port. The first phase of this project will begin from south of the Philadelphia International Airport to the Walt Whitman Bridge.

Will Mayor Nutter sign off on adding $4 to the cost of parking tickets? The extra money would go to support Parks & Rec as well as PPA enforcement of illegal taxis. The Daily News reports that the bill approved by Council might not be legal. If Mayor Nutter does not veto it by September 13 the bill will become law.

And when PPA is out writing tickets, a Parking Authority officer might also snap a photograph of your license plate, reports Heard in the Hall. PPA staff will have cameras to shoot plates in an effort to avoid complaints about wrongful ticketing.

As real estate agents Fred Manfred and Margaux Pelegrin extol benefits of city living, but that job has gotten harder after they were each assaulted this summer within weeks. Both attacks occurred outside their respective homes in Bella Vista and Fitler Square during daylight hours. In his Inquirer column today Daniel Rubin talks to Pelegrin and Manfred about the attacks and their aftermath.


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