Cindy Bass

City Council hearing on racist posts by officers
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Pat Loeb
September 10, 2019 - 7:47 pm
A City Council hearing Tuesday intended to discuss police officers' racist Facebook posts took a detour Tuesday, when a councilmember called for the resignation of Philadelphia's acting police commissioner. Read more here.
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John McDevitt
August 17, 2019 - 5:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There was a mix of emotions and concerns at a community meeting, following Wednesday’s shootout and standoff in the city’s Nicetown-Tioga section. Things got heated at times, many angry about the violence in the city and the lack of action by elected officials...
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Pat Loeb
June 26, 2019 - 9:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia officials are working on several fronts to reverse the spike in homicides, but they said during an "emergency" City Council hearing on gun violence Wednesday that they are stymied by the systemic causes of violence. Philadelphia District Attorney Larry...
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Pat Loeb
April 15, 2019 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Questioning got heated in Philadelphia City Council Monday as Free Library officials testified about their budget. Council members also raised concerns about the library's commitment to diversity. The hearing comes in the wake of an anonymous online survey in which...
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Devon Cade
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Pat Loeb
March 22, 2019 - 5:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A candidate for Philadelphia City Council-at-large collapsed in election court, Friday morning, just as a judge was preparing to hear his challenge to 30 of his 33 opponents on the May primary ballot. The incident gave the often tedious process of reviewing nominating...
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It's a sign of the times: Philadelphia City Council members and their staffs received training Tuesday on how to administer the overdose-reducing drug Narcan.
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Pat Loeb
February 05, 2019 - 3:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's a sign of the times: Philadelphia City Council members and their staffs received training Tuesday on how to administer the overdose-reducing drug Narcan. Councilwoman Cindy Bass organized the training after hearing about a fatal overdose in Dilworth Park, steps...
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Pat Loeb
December 13, 2018 - 9:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia City Council passed more than 40 bills at its final session of 2018, Thursday, but the greatest friction revolved around two bills that it left on the table. One of the measures would have regulated pharmaceutical sales representatives; another would...
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Pat Loeb
December 12, 2018 - 4:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia's pollution problem got scrutiny, Wednesday, at a city council hearing on environmental justice. Health officials report improvement, but advocates want more done. The air in Philadelphia is better than it was 25 years ago, according to Health...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
September 13, 2018 - 7:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia will not impose a tax on new construction . City Council has withdrawn a bill it passed in June imposing the tax. But developers can't rest easy yet. The tax was intended to fund affordable housing. Mayor Jim Kenney opposed it but supported its aim so, in...
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