Cherelle Parker

Mayor Jim Kenney
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Pat Loeb
January 06, 2020 - 4:00 pm
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney outlined an ambitious agenda for his second term, as he and other city officials were sworn in for a new term Monday at The Met Philadelphia. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
January 01, 2020 - 12:37 pm
2020 promises to be an active year at Philadelphia City Hall, with a new City Council, a new police commissioner and new initiatives aimed at curbing gun violence. The news, of course, is impossible to predict, but ongoing stories are sure to develop in new ways this year. Read more here.
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Books in library.
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Pat Loeb
November 18, 2019 - 4:30 am
A movement is growing to eliminate overdue book fines from the Philadelphia library system, and the idea recently got a high-level endorsement.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
November 11, 2019 - 4:20 pm
With the general election out of the way, Philadelphia City Councilmembers are turning their attention to the next race — the one for council leadership positions. Read more here.
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Person picking up trash.
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Pat Loeb
September 12, 2019 - 3:42 pm
Philadelphia's neighborhood businesses would get a $10 million boost from a bill introduced in City Council Thursday. The money would be used to spruce up commercial corridors citywide.
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Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown has withdrawn as a co-sponsor of the bill to reduce the sweetened beverage tax.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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Dreamstime
Cherri Gregg
March 19, 2019 - 4:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new report identifies low wages and tough working conditions for parking industry workers. The 20-page report, titled "Parking Industry Fuels Poverty in Philadelphia," is part of the Keystone Research Center's effort to organize and push for higher pay. The study...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
March 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia officials launched a new program Wednesday to provide home repair loans to low- and moderate-income residents so they can stay in their homes when they might, otherwise, be forced out. They're calling the program Restore, Repair, Renew. As housing values...
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May 31, 2018; Nogales, AZ, USA; Representative Martha McSally welcomes Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and U.S. Representative David Schweikert looks out at U.S./Mexico border fence near Hudgins Plateau and Smuggler s Gulch.
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Pat Loeb
October 18, 2018 - 4:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Councilwoman Cherelle Parker says she will fight to keep a facility for unaccompanied children arriving from Mexico out of her district. "I want it to be clear that I, as the District Councilperson, stand opposed to this property being used for this...
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Mayor Jim Kenney at Olney Rec Center
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Pat Loeb
May 23, 2018 - 9:07 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced Tuesday that Olney Rec Center will be the second facility the city will tackle in the half-billion-dollar Rebuild project. "The purpose of this whole program, this project, is equity," Kenney said. "We want to make sure that we...
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