Helen Gym

Councilmember Helen Gym poses with advocates in Philadelphia City Council.
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Pat Loeb
November 14, 2019 - 4:40 pm
It was a busy Thursday in Philadelphia City Council as members rushed to introduce bills in time to get them voted on during this session. Council also passed two major pieces of legislation. Read more here.
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Protesters demand district abate asbestos at school
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Mark Abrams
October 28, 2019 - 12:44 pm
Parents, teachers and city officials are demanding action after asbestos was discovered in yet another Philadelphia school. Read more here.
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Pat Loeb
August 26, 2019 - 5:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Councilwoman Helen Gym has endorsed a third-party candidate for Council-at-large — the same office she is seeking as a Democrat — which has angered the Democratic Party chair. There are seven Council-at-large seats. Each party can nominate five...
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Hahnemann University Hospital rally
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June 27, 2019 - 7:39 am
UPDATED: 3:15 p.m. Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect that the state has ordered Hahnemann to cease and desist plans to close the hospital, as of Thursday afternoon. To read more, click here . ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds of nurses, union members and lawmakers...
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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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