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City Council gave final approval to a package of bills creating funds for affordable housing — but not without a protest.
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
October 04, 2018 - 5:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council gave final approval Thursday to a package of bills creating funds for affordable housing — but not without a protest. Keeping housing affordable as the population grows and older homes deteriorate is a thorny problem that most big cities across the...
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Rev. Gregory Holston with members of the group POWER, which has been lobbying for a $15 minimum wage, attended a news conference announcing the bill.
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
September 26, 2018 - 9:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney plans to introduce a bill at Thursday's City Council session that would raise the minimum wage for non-union workers in the city and companies the city does business with. The bill would boost their wages to a minimum of $15 per hour by 2022 and would...
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
September 26, 2018 - 7:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A City Council committee has approved new affordable housing legislation, this time with no new taxes. Council has been trying for more than a year to create a way to keep low-income homeowners in neighborhoods that are changing, either through neglect or the opposite...
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Wilson Goode, Sr. in 2008
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Cherri Gregg
September 19, 2018 - 6:53 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council recently approved a resolution that would name a section of a West Philadelphia street after the city's first black mayor. But multiple groups plan to oppose the effort after 11 MOVE members, including five children, were killed after Philadelphia police...
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The grounds of the old Frankford Arsenal
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
September 18, 2018 - 8:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council is set to vote, Thursday, on giving the most generous tax breaks available to a group of 68 properties, including some already under development in the city's hottest neighborhood and dozens of others that were added late last week, leaving...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
September 13, 2018 - 7:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia will not impose a tax on new construction . City Council has withdrawn a bill it passed in June imposing the tax. But developers can't rest easy yet. The tax was intended to fund affordable housing. Mayor Jim Kenney opposed it but supported its aim so, in...
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Amazon
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Pat Loeb
September 06, 2018 - 9:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's been exactly one year since online giant Amazon set off a national frenzy with the announcement it would build a second corporate headquarters in North America. Philadelphia is still in the running, but very few people know what's in its bid. You can visit a...
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Tracey Syphax
Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
September 04, 2018 - 2:49 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A Trenton man who once spent time behind bars for dealing drugs is now in the running to become a medical marijuana dealer in the Garden State. Trenton City Council is expected to introduce an ordinance Tuesday that would designate a section of the city as a medical...
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 Reuben Jones, coordinator of the #CLOSEthecreek campaign, says risk assessment instruments are racially biased.
Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
August 30, 2018 - 7:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A group of protesters gathered outside of City Hall Thursday to rally against a risk assessment tool that could be used to determine which individuals are jailed pre-trial. A campaign called #CLOSEthecreek works to end mass incarceration in Philadelphia and end cash...
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Aldi
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Hadas Kuznits
August 29, 2018 - 7:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — North Philadelphia will soon be getting an affordable grocery store, right behind the Divine Lorraine Hotel. The community around 1300 Fairmount Ave. has long been in need of an area grocery store, and now City Council President Darrell Clarke says they'll soon be...
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