Blondell Reynolds Brown

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown has withdrawn as a co-sponsor of the bill to reduce the sweetened beverage tax.
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Pat Loeb
March 21, 2019 - 5:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council passed a resolution to study the impact of the soda tax Thursday, but not before heated debate among council members as the tax remains a volatile subject in council. While several soda tax supporters said they were voting for the study...
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Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown
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Pat Loeb
January 18, 2019 - 4:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown announced Friday she will not run for re-election, creating a slot for one of the dozens of candidates running for an at-large seat on City Council. The councilwoman gathered family, friends and colleagues for what...
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Pat Loeb
December 08, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An unusual vote in this week's City Council session surrounding a bill aimed at Big Pharma's role in the opioid crisis revealed a rift among the normally unified Democrats on council. The bill would require drug sales reps to register with the city, wear ID when...
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Philadanco made a stop at the Kimmel Center.
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Antionette Lee
November 18, 2018 - 12:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For nearly 50 years, Philadanco has held an internationally recognized legacy of breaking barriers and building bridges across cultural divides through providing opportunities to dancers of color. The contemporary dance company rarely performs in its hometown, but...
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
November 01, 2018 - 4:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia City Council got legislation Thursday that its sponsor says would strengthen the city's hate crime law. Councilman Bobby Henon introduced a bill expanding the definition of who is protected under Philadelphia's hate crime legislation. He said older...
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A water main manhole cover on pavement.
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Pat Loeb
October 30, 2018 - 2:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Over the next two days, every Philadelphia water customer will be receiving a postcard about a new insurance option that will cover the pipes between their homes and the water department mains. City officials are fully behind the effort, which was spearheaded by...
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Blondell Reynolds Brown
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Pat Loeb
October 26, 2018 - 9:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia officials say the city has benefited greatly from a state program to spur investment by granting generous tax breaks. But a city councilwoman wants those benefits to include jobs for Philadelphia public school graduates. At this week's council session,...
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Antionette Lee
September 27, 2018 - 9:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Winter is on its way, and Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown's annual Knit In provides hundreds of winter essentials to the youth in Philadelphia's homeless shelters. City Hall was filled with laughter and cheer Thursday as more than 100 people dedicated their day...
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