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Film crew
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Mark Abrams
June 26, 2020 - 4:00 am
Among the casualties in Philadelphia City Council’s budget adopted on Thursday is the Greater Philadelphia Film Office. Nonetheless, it’s top executive says she’s making moves to ensure its survival. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
June 18, 2020 - 2:56 pm
Philadelphia City Council Thursday passed a sweeping package of protections for renters. The bills are aimed at preventing thousands of evictions when the state’s moratorium ends on July 10. Read more here.
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Outdoor dining
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Pat Loeb
June 16, 2020 - 4:00 am
A Philadelphia City Council committee Monday advanced a bill allowing outdoor restaurant service almost anywhere in the city, but members made it clear they have some reservations. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Energy Solutions
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Pat Loeb
June 16, 2020 - 4:00 am
The company that’s buying the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery, shuttered since last year’s explosion, promises 8,000 construction jobs and 10,000 permanent jobs at the site. A company official testified about plans for the site at a City Council hearing Monday.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
June 15, 2020 - 5:06 pm
Philadelphia’s budget is in even worse shape than officials projected when the mayor submitted a new spending plan six weeks ago — t hey’re now reporting an additional $100 million in lost revenue. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
June 12, 2020 - 8:33 pm
A Philadelphia City Council committee thinks voters should be asked to prohibit unlawful use of the controversial police tactic known as stop and frisk. The committee Friday evening advanced a bill to put a charter change question on the November ballot. Read more here.
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Danielle Outlaw
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Pat Loeb
June 10, 2020 - 6:20 pm
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw laid out ambitious plans for reducing crime and reforming her department at City Council budget hearings, Wednesday, telling Council reform is not cheap. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Police Department headquarters.
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Pat Loeb
June 09, 2020 - 4:48 pm
Mayor Jim Kenney says he's taking immediate steps to address the demands of protesters — who dominated the streets of Philadelphia in response to the police killing of George Floyd — including long-sought reforms to the police contract and the removal of a $14 million increase from next year's...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
May 28, 2020 - 4:03 pm
Mayor Jim Kenney has withdrawn his proposal for a real estate tax increase to fund the School District of Philadelphia, after the state Legislature agreed to higher-than-expected school funding. Read more here.
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Mayor Jim Kenney
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Pat Loeb
May 27, 2020 - 4:07 pm
Mayor Jim Kenney fiercely defended his health commissioner Wednesday, after a bruising City Council budget hearing. When met with backlash from Council members over the commissioner’s pandemic response, Kenney said he is the most “dedicated to public health.” Read more here.
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