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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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Advocate Erika Almirante, Janet Ginsberg of Community Legal Services and Allison Julian of the Domestic Workers Alliance testify.
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Pat Loeb
April 08, 2019 - 4:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Some of Philadelphia's lowest paid and least protected workers got to air their grievances Monday as a City Council committee explored ways to help improve conditions for domestic workers and also sought to raise awareness about low wages in the parking industry...
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Pittsburgh City Council
Keith Srakocic/AP
April 02, 2019 - 2:25 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh City Council gave final approval Tuesday to gun restrictions proposed after last year's synagogue massacre, inviting a legal challenge by gun-rights activists who have long tangled with the city over firearms. After taking an initial vote last week, the all-...
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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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Pat Loeb
March 26, 2019 - 2:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia judge has ordered City Council-at-large candidate Willie Singletary off the May primary ballot because of his previous convictions for lying to the FBI during a corruption investigation. Singletary says he will appeal. Judge Stella Tsai ruled that...
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
March 21, 2019 - 7:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council President Darrell Clarke's opponent in the May primary appeared in Council Chambers Thursday, shouting and visibly upset after her challenge to Clarke's nominating papers was withdrawn. "I'm challenging you because you're challenging me. Tit for tat. Hi...
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Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown has withdrawn as a co-sponsor of the bill to reduce the sweetened beverage tax.
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Pat Loeb
March 21, 2019 - 5:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council passed a resolution to study the impact of the soda tax Thursday, but not before heated debate among council members as the tax remains a volatile subject in council. While several soda tax supporters said they were voting for the study...
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