City of Philadelphia

Street cleaning in Philadelphia
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Pat Loeb
February 20, 2020 - 12:00 pm
Philadelphia officials say their pilot project to sweep streets was a success and they plan to expand it by the end of the year. Read more here.
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Inspector General Amy Kurland is leaving the position after 12 years of fighting corruption to join the Municipal Integrity team of nonprofit Bloomberg Associates.
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Pat Loeb
February 09, 2020 - 11:49 am
Philadelphia's longest-serving Inspector General is leaving her post, after having investigated hundreds of corruption cases and recovered millions of dollars during 12 years on the job. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
November 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
Philadelphia is getting better at steering city contracts to minority- and women-owned businesses, according to the Office of Economic Opportunity's annual report. Read more here.
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Julie Wertheimer.
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Pat Loeb
November 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
The woman in charge of Philadelphia's criminal justice reform effort left city government Friday after 12 years. Serving under two administrations, she leaves behind a landmark achievement. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
October 11, 2019 - 5:10 pm
The city outspent its overtime budget for the fiscal year that ended in July — for the ninth year in a row, according to Philadelphia's fiscal watchdog. Read more here.
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Chinese restaurant owners
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Pat Loeb
October 04, 2019 - 3:11 pm
The City of Philadelphia will no longer enforce a 14-year-old ordinance that requires businesses on primarily residential streets to close at 11 p.m. The suit comes from a group of Chinese restaurant owners who say they were unfairly targeted by the law. Read more here.
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A fentanyl user holds a needle near Kensington and Cambria in Philadelphia. Suicides and drug overdoses helped lead a surge in U.S. deaths last year, and drove a continuing decline in how long Americans are expected to live.
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Pat Loeb
August 02, 2019 - 5:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Police Commissioner Richard Ross and other city officials return Friday night from a fact-finding trip to Canada, where they examined the country's safe injection sites. The consensus: The group agreed that safe injection sites save...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
July 26, 2019 - 2:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Edisa Rodriquez felt doubly bereft when her grandmother died three years ago. Not only had she lost her family's beloved matriarch, but all her stories, her life experiences, were gone, too. "With so much family and so much energy around family, we didn't have...
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Hahnemann University Hospital
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Pat Loeb
June 28, 2019 - 4:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The city of Philadelphia is seeking an injunction to prevent Hahnemann University Hospital from closing without notice. The city filed a motion to join Drexel University's lawsuit against Hahnemann's owners — American Academic Health Systems and its CEO, Joel Freedman...
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Desiree Peterkin-Bell
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Kristen Johanson
May 10, 2019 - 11:06 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Former City Representative Desiree Peterkin-Bell has pleaded guilty to five charges , including conflict of interest, tampering with records, and receiving stolen funds, as part of plea agreement with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro. Judge Scott DiClaudio...
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