City Hall

Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
June 26, 2018 - 5:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia will need to replace thousands of city employees in the next 10 years as the current workforce retires. But a new report by the Pew Trusts said that to get the best workers, officials might want to take a look at some problem areas in the civil service...
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The Millennial Advisory Committee
Melony Roy | KYW Newsradio
Melony Roy
June 20, 2018 - 9:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Millennial Advisory Committee (MAC) was formed by Mayor Jim Kenney in 2017 to advise the city on matters affecting its Millennial residents, help connect them to community initiatives and create a mentorship model for new and returning citizens. The committee will...
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City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart
Paul Kurtz | KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
June 12, 2018 - 3:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Office of the City Controller released a report from the 2017 fiscal year that's highly critical of the city's accounting practices — namely, the $33 million in funds that are still unaccounted for. Imagine owning a business, making daily deposits, but never...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
May 29, 2018 - 6:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Both the City of Philadelphia and the Chamber of Commerce are appealing a federal judge's ruling on a city law that would ban employers from asking a job applicant's wage history. The law was intended to protect groups who have historically been paid less, but the...
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Rich Lazer
Pat Loeb-KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
May 24, 2018 - 6:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Rich Lazer lost his bid to be the Democratic nominee for Congress from the Fifth District, but he found a soft landing, in a familiar spot. He got his old job back. Mayor Jim Kenney asked Lazer to return to City Hall as his labor liaison. A spokesman says Lazer was...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
May 16, 2018 - 5:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The long-awaited Rebuild program of city parks, rec centers and libraries is about to get underway. City officials announced that the first project will be the heavily-used yet dilapidated Vare recreation center in South Philadelphia — the first step in what is...
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People protested Israel's U.S. Embassy move during a City Hall ceremony celebrating the state's birthday.
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
May 14, 2018 - 3:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Local officials were met in the middle of crossfire as they celebrated another major milestone for the state of Israel. The City of Philadelphia celebrated Israel's 70th birthday Monday by raising the Israeli flag over City Hall — a first for the city. The flag will...
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Two hundred students gathered at City Hall to present videos, posters, painting and books they made featuring Octavius Catto and other African-American pioneers in Philadelphia.
Justin Udo-KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
May 07, 2018 - 1:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Over the past school year, more than 11,000 School District of Philadelphia students researched and studied the life of Octavius Catto, a black educator, athlete and soldier who fought for African-Americans' rights in Philadelphia in the late 19th century. Yaasiyn...
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A protester jumped on stage during Bernie Sanders' remarks.
Andrew Kramer | KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
May 04, 2018 - 8:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Bernie Sanders led a rally outside City Hall Friday evening endorsing candidates ahead of this month's Pennsylvania primary. The rally kicked off a two-day campaign in the state, but it began with a rather frightening moment. Loud cheers by the hundreds briefly turned...
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North Broad Street
Pat Loeb
May 04, 2018 - 2:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia officials announced today that they'll continue the tradition, inspired by the Pope's 2015 visit, of shutting down a major thoroughfare to cars for a day. Managing Director Mike DiBerardinis says the city will close four miles of North Broad Street,...
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