City Council

Kenyatta Johnson
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Pat Loeb
September 19, 2019 - 1:47 pm
Philadelphia City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson is under investigation, and the city has hired outside legal help, at taxpayers' expense, to help him. "I currently don't have any comment at this current time," he said.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
September 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
A clash is brewing over a controversial bill in Philadelphia City council that would require every rental unit built before 1978 to be lead safe.
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Philadelphia Health Commissioner Tom Farley.
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Pat Loeb
September 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
Beginning this weekend, chain restaurants in Philadelphia will have to display warning labels on menu items with high sodium levels.
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Person picking up trash.
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Pat Loeb
September 12, 2019 - 3:42 pm
Philadelphia's neighborhood businesses would get a $10 million boost from a bill introduced in City Council Thursday. The money would be used to spruce up commercial corridors citywide.
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City Council hearing on racist posts by officers
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Pat Loeb
September 10, 2019 - 7:47 pm
A City Council hearing Tuesday intended to discuss police officers' racist Facebook posts took a detour Tuesday, when a councilmember called for the resignation of Philadelphia's acting police commissioner. Read more here.
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Pat Loeb
August 26, 2019 - 5:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Councilwoman Helen Gym has endorsed a third-party candidate for Council-at-large — the same office she is seeking as a Democrat — which has angered the Democratic Party chair. There are seven Council-at-large seats. Each party can nominate five...
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Two new candidates joined the race for Philadelphia City Council-at-large Wednesday. They're backed by the Working Families Party, and they're targeting seats traditionally held by Republicans.
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Pat Loeb
July 31, 2019 - 3:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two new candidates joined the race for Philadelphia City Council-at-large Wednesday. They're backed by the Working Families Party, and they're targeting seats traditionally held by Republicans. Kendra Brooks and Nic O'Rourke filed twice the number of signatures needed...
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City Council President Darrell Clarke says he'll take another crack at a bill that would prohibit guns at parks and rec centers. KYW's City Hall bureau chief Pat Loeb reports that, this time, he's enlisted the help of state legislators.
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Pat Loeb
July 24, 2019 - 4:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's City Council president says he'll take another crack at a bill that would prohibit guns at parks and recreation centers and this time, he's enlisted the help of state legislators. City Council previously banned weapons at city facilities, one of the gun...
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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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