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Pat Loeb
June 20, 2019 - 4:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia City Councilmember is proposing a ban on single-use plastic bags and non-recyclable paper bags at retail stores or in deliveries. Councilman Mark Squilla's bill would require that stores charge 15 cents for any bag it provides to a customer and, though...
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Pat Loeb
June 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Fines for certain parking violations could be going up in Philadelphia soon and City Council could vote as early as this week on a bill designed to tackle congestion by collecting more from vehicles that block traffic. How many times has it happened to you? You're...
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Pat Loeb
June 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council, last week, got legislation to increase protections for transgender and gender non-conforming youth. The bill would require any institution that works with young people to adopt and publicize a non-discrimination policy specifically for...
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Pat Loeb
June 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Bay windows will not be banned in a Philadelphia neighborhood after all as the City Councilman who proposed the ban has withdrawn it. Councilman Kenyatta Johnson said he was interested in historic preservation when he introduced a bill that would prohibit bay windows...
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Pat Loeb
June 13, 2019 - 5:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council Thursday gave final approval to a controversial plan for a liquefied natural gas plant in Southwest Philadelphia. Both critics and supporters turned out in force for the vote. On one side were environmentalists, including 16-year-old Sabirah Mahmud, who...
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Pat Loeb
June 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia City Council Committee passed a bill last March that would provide sweeping protection from lead poisoning for children living in rental housing. But the bill's sponsor still has not let the bill come up for a final vote, and advocates are getting...
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Massive Schuylkill Yards development in University City clears final obstacle in City Council
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Pat Loeb
June 12, 2019 - 4:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A massive development in West Philadelphia cleared its last obstacle Wednesday when a City Council committee approved zoning changes for the area. Council, however, acted against the advice of the Planning Commission. Schuylkill Yards will cover 14 acres just west of...
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Pat Loeb
June 06, 2019 - 2:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — No more food trucks in Northeast Philadelphia. City Council Thursday passed a bill banning sidewalk sales in Councilman Brian O'Neill's district. They're already prohibited in Bobby Henon's district, which covers the rest of the northeast. O'Neill says he gets a lot...
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Pat Loeb
June 05, 2019 - 5:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia City Council committee Wednesday gave approval for the Streets Department to sign new contracts for recycling and waste disposal. The vote followed a lengthy public testimony that the contracts would harm the environment. Philadelphia, along with most...
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Pat Loeb
June 04, 2019 - 3:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia City Council committee Tuesday advanced a bill that would hold hotels responsible for underage prostitution in their rooms. Councilman Curtis Jones is frustrated with one hotel in his district, which is well-known as a haven for prostitution. Police...
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