City Council

2020 Mummers Parade
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Pat Loeb
January 23, 2020 - 4:06 pm
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has made a veiled threat to the annual Mummers Parade in protesting the New Year's Day incident in which two mummers wore blackface. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
January 23, 2020 - 4:00 am
Philadelphia City Council opens a new four year term Thursday and they plan to bolt out of the gate. A heavy agenda of resolutions and bill introductions is expected. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
January 21, 2020 - 3:54 pm
Philadelphia City Councilmembers say they plan to reintroduce a bill that died last year when the mayor refused to sign it. The bill would provide a wage tax break to low-income workers. Read more here.
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Guns collected at Taylor Memorial Baptist Church as part of a giveback event.
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Cherri Gregg
January 10, 2020 - 1:53 pm
Community leaders will continue the citywide gun giveback effort this year. This weekend, there are two Philadelphia locations where people can turn in firearms, no questions asked.
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Vape shop
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Pat Loeb
January 08, 2020 - 3:45 pm
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health has pulled cigarette sale permits from 149 stores — the first enforcement action under beefed-up rules to prevent tobacco sales to minors. Read more here.
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Mayor Jim Kenney
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Pat Loeb
January 06, 2020 - 4:00 pm
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney outlined an ambitious agenda for his second term, as he and other city officials were sworn in for a new term Monday at The Met Philadelphia. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
January 03, 2020 - 5:00 pm
The head of the office that assesses Philadelphia real estate for tax purposes has resigned after facing sharp criticism for large and often uneven increases in property assessments. Read more here.
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Mayor Jim Kenney
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Pat Loeb
December 31, 2019 - 5:22 pm
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney almost made it through his first term without vetoing any legislation from City Council. But with just a few days left, he's told City Council he won't sign six bills that members passed this month. Read more here.
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Anti-violence advocates at City Hall
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Cherri Gregg
December 09, 2019 - 8:35 am
Saturday marked the launch of a citywide gun giveback program where Philadelphians could turn in guns "no questions asked." The first week of the effort has now passed, and officials are hoping to do even better next week. Read more here.
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Plastic shopping bags
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Pat Loeb
December 08, 2019 - 4:30 am
Philadelphia City Council appears poised to ban single-use plastic bags in city stores, but environmentalists fear the bill City Council is set to vote on this week won't have enough of an impact. Read more here.
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