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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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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
May 07, 2019 - 4:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's new voting machines dominated the questions at Tuesday's budget hearing in City Council for the City Commissioners' office. The City Commissioners' office has 100 employees and a $12 million budget that ordinarily would have been the topic of the...
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Flashpoint
May 04, 2019 - 9:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about Philadelphia's City Council at-large race. As of May 4th- 29 candidates are vying for five democratic seats on city council in what is now the second most...
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Philadelphia Fire Department
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Pat Loeb
May 01, 2019 - 6:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Fire Department has nearly 300 vacant positions, which the city's financial watchdog says is the reason the department's overtime shot up by more than $11 million between January and March. Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel was asked about it at City...
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City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart
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Pat Loeb
April 30, 2019 - 8:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — At a City Council budget hearing, Philadelphia City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart says the city keeps missing the deadline to file audits of its federal grants and warns that could jeopardize billions in funding. Every year, the city has to give an accounting of all its...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
April 30, 2019 - 8:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Free Library's board of trustees has established a committee on diversity and inclusion in response to a City Council request during heated budget hearings two weeks ago. Library officials were back before council Tuesday to report on the new...
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
April 29, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One part of city spending that won’t be scrutinized, as budget hearings continue in Philadelphia City Council, is council’s own budget. Among the mysteries of that budget is how district council members spend their capital budget, a little-known allotment of $1.3...
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The city sent Temple University food truck vendors about leaving their trucks overnight.
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Andrew Kramer
April 25, 2019 - 9:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For 25 years, Long Nguyen has been serving fruit salad and smoothies out of his food truck on Temple University's campus. And for 25 years, he's left his truck on the street after closing up for the day. But he and dozens of other food truck vendors on campus who also...
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
April 25, 2019 - 5:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Many Philadelphia homeowners have been dismayed to see their property taxes rise as a result of new assessments, so Councilman Brian O'Neill introduced a bill Thursday that he believes is a solution. O'Neill says his bill would make new assessments "revenue neutral."...
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215 People's Alliance
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Pat Loeb
April 19, 2019 - 1:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As Philadelphia's primary election gets closer, the 10-year tax abatement is emerging as a major issue for progressive candidates, putting one incumbent in an uncomfortable spotlight. Before he was councilman at-large, Allan Domb was known as the "Condo King," having...
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