City Council

Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell.
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Pat Loeb
May 23, 2019 - 6:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell blamed her surprise defeat in the Democratic primary on "moneyed interests" that want to control the 3rd District, which she's represented for seven terms. It was Blackwell's first time commenting since Tuesday's...
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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 24: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney participates in a walk-through at the Wells Fargo Center July 24, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Democratic National Convention opens July 25.
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Pat Loeb
May 22, 2019 - 4:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has to have a good relationship with City Council to get things done. So are the three likely new members elected in Tuesday's Democratic primary likely to impact that relationship? Kenney doesn't think so. After winning the Democratic...
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Pat Loeb
May 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia voters: Remember to go way, way down to the bottom of the ballot. After you've selected all your candidates, you need to vote on four ballot questions. Two of the questions are going to be an easy "yes" for most people. One asks to remove gender specific...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
May 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Tuesday’s primary election for Philadelphia city offices is going to be a bloated ballot and those high numbers could give some nontraditional candidates a better shot. The offices up for election include, the mayor, city council, ten district council seats and five...
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Pat Loeb
May 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania's primary is this Tuesday and in Philadelphia, that means voters will choose nominees for most city offices, including mayor and city council. It's an uphill battle for candidates who want to challenge any of the incumbent district council members. Jannie...
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May 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Democratic primary for City Council-at-large features a field of 28 candidates for five slots on the November ballot. There are three incumbents and two candidates endorsed by the city committee, but several others in the field are serious threats to...
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City Hall, Philadelphia.
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Pat Loeb
May 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Democrats will face a dizzying ballot next Tuesday in the primary election. There are 30 judicial candidates for nine seats on three courts; 13 candidates for two city commissioner slots. But the largest race is for City Council-at-large, where 28...
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First Assistant District Attorney Robert Listenbee
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Mark Abrams
May 15, 2019 - 1:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia district attorney's office plans to deploy an Election Task Force to monitor the polls during next Tuesday's primary election. First Assistant District Attorney Robert Listenbee says that, with a large ballot that includes candidates for mayor, city...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
May 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's zoning code is only seven-years-old, but at least two city council members think it's already in need of a major overhaul. Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke and Councilman Brian O'Neill co-sponsored a bill to create a zoning code review...
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Construction of 83 affordable units is underway in Sharswood.
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Mike Dougherty
May 10, 2019 - 1:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The 2300 block of Oxford Street used to be the site of a housing project until it was demolished a few years ago. Now, Habitat for Humanity is part of an effort to transform the area. The organization is building 20 affordable homes in the Sharswood neighborhood, an...
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