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Meek Mill weekend in Philadelphia begins Friday, and City Council bestowed the honor on the rapper at Thursday's session.
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Pat Loeb
March 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Meek Mill Weekend in Philadelphia begins Friday, and City Council bestowed the honor on the rapper at Thursday's session. Councilman Kenyatta Johnson sponsored the resolution in tribute to the rapper's charitable work and efforts on criminal justice reform. Meek Mill...
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Various bottles of soda are displayed in a cooler.
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Pat Loeb
March 14, 2019 - 3:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council received a bill Thursday that would change the sweetened beverage tax. The bill's sponsors are soda tax opponents, so it's assumed the bill would reduce or phase out the tax — but the bill doesn't specify how the tax would change. The prime sponsor of the...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
March 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia officials launched a new program Wednesday to provide home repair loans to low- and moderate-income residents so they can stay in their homes when they might, otherwise, be forced out. They're calling the program Restore, Repair, Renew. As housing values...
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Finance director Rob Dubow testified at a City Council committee hearing.
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Pat Loeb
March 13, 2019 - 3:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has denounced the behavior of a City Councilman who called the city's finance director a "criminal" during a committee hearing Tuesday. The mayor fired off a letter to Councilman David Oh, calling his conduct "irresponsible" and "...
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The Third Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the re-sentencing of former Philadelphia Traffic Court judge Willie Singletary.
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Steve Tawa
March 13, 2019 - 1:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A convicted former Philadelphia Traffic Court judge caught up in a ticket-fixing scheme, now running for City Council, got his second day in court Wednesday, during a re-sentencing. While the Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the 2014 conviction of Willie...
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Mayor Jim Kenney has confirmed that, despite appearances to the contrary, he really does like his job. It was one of the lighter moments during his Thursday address to City Council in which he laid out what might be called an "election year" budget.
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Pat Loeb
March 07, 2019 - 6:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has confirmed that, despite appearances to the contrary, he really does like his job. It was one of the lighter moments during his Thursday address to City Council in which he laid out what might be called an "election year" budget. The $...
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Philadelphia City Council Thursday could decide the fate of a historic church in Fishtown, and neighbors have some ideas about what they'd like to see happen.
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Mike Dougherty
March 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
UPDATED: March 7, 9:40 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council Thursday could decide the fate of a historic church in Fishtown, and neighbors have some ideas about what they'd like to see happen. Steel fencing surrounds St. Laurentius Church at Memphis and Berks streets. This...
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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney
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Pat Loeb
March 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is expected to propose a $5 billion budget to City Council Thursday morning with no new taxes and relatively modest spending increases, avoiding controversy in a year when he and all of City Council are up for re-election. The biggest...
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City Hall, Philadelphia.
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Pat Loeb
March 04, 2019 - 5:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia voters will face a big ballot in May: dozens of City Council candidates, along with races for mayor and row offices, and, very likely, four charter change questions. A City Council committee advanced two of the charter change questions on Monday. One...
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A man rides a scooter Oct. 4, 2018, in Tempe.
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Pat Loeb
February 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A major step forward has been made in getting electric scooters legalized in Philadelphia. Lawmakers in Harrisburg introduced legislation Tuesday that would make them legal in the state for the first time. Coincidentally, Philadelphia City Council is holding hearings...
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