Helen Gym

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Mike DeNardo
June 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A nonprofit education watchdog Tuesday night celebrates a quarter century of covering Philadelphia schools. In 1994, a group of concerned parents, including journalist Paul Socolar and now-City Councilwoman Helen Gym, founded the Notebook, a free newspaper with the...
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City Hall, Philadelphia.
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Pat Loeb
May 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Democrats will face a dizzying ballot next Tuesday in the primary election. There are 30 judicial candidates for nine seats on three courts; 13 candidates for two city commissioner slots. But the largest race is for City Council-at-large, where 28...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
May 08, 2019 - 9:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Councilwoman Helen Gym plans to introduce a bill Thursday that would expand legal representation for tenants facing eviction. The bill would grant anyone facing an eviction proceeding the right to a lawyer. It follows the creation of a legal defense...
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City Hall, Philadelphia.
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Pat Loeb
April 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The first round of campaign finance reports for Philadelphia's May primary were due last week and they showed a wide gap between candidates for city offices. Some candidates expect to benefit from PAC money, even if it's not contributed directly to them. Incumbent...
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AFT President Randi Weingarten and PFT President Jerry Jordan
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Mike DeNardo
March 29, 2019 - 2:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A coalition of union leaders and lawmakers is forming to raise money to address conditions inside Philadelphia's aging school buildings. "How do you allow a child to be in a building with a roof that is leaking, or walls that are crumbling?" American Federation of...
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Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown has withdrawn as a co-sponsor of the bill to reduce the sweetened beverage tax.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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Officials call for deeper investigations into Glen Mills abuse.
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Steve Tawa
March 06, 2019 - 2:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Members of Philadelphia City Council, the Pennsylvania House, and child abuse advocates are calling for independent investigations of Glen Mills Schools following allegations of staff physical abuse and administration cover-ups. There has been increased scrutiny on...
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Pat Loeb
January 24, 2019 - 4:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's tax break on new construction has been controversial since it started 20 years ago. Now, a City Council member is calling for it to be phased out. Councilwoman Helen Gym conceded the 10-year tax abatement has been a powerful tool for spurring...
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U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., applauded the commonwealth's decision to give food assistance recipients their February benefits in January.
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Justin Udo
January 14, 2019 - 4:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As the partial government shutdown continues in its third week, with no end in sight, officials in Pennsylvania are making sure the state's 1.8 million Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients will continue to get their benefits through February. They're...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
October 29, 2018 - 10:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia City Council Committee hears testimony, Tuesday afternoon, on a bill that would require employers to give part-time employees more stability in scheduling. Councilwoman Helen Gym calls her bill the "Fair Work Week" legislation. She says it will protect...
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