Helen Gym

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown has withdrawn as a co-sponsor of the bill to reduce the sweetened beverage tax.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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Philadelphia City Hall
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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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The grounds of the old Frankford Arsenal
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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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From left: American Federation of Teachers President Jerry Jordan, local Commonwealth Association of School Administrators President Robin Cooper, and City Councilwoman Helen Gym discuss state funding for air-conditioned classrooms.
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Mike DeNardo
September 04, 2018 - 7:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With a heat index expected around 105 degrees, Philadelphia schools are dismissing students at noon Wednesday, and some say that illustrates the need for better conditions in the city's aging school buildings. As students left a sweltering Paul L. Dunbar School, a...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions holds a sheet of paper containing text related to questioning by Sen. Al Frankenfrom Sessions' confirmation hearing in 2017 before the House Judiciary Committee during an oversight hearing on the Department of Justice.
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Paul Kurtz
August 02, 2018 - 3:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Immigration advocates and judicial officials are outraged at the Department of Justice for interfering in a deportation case that is being heard in Philadelphia. The DOJ took action after Judge Steven Morley requested additional information about the case of Reynaldo...
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A lot on the list requesting Keystone Opportunity Zone status.
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Pat Loeb
July 16, 2018 - 8:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Anyone who's dined at Fette Sau, had a drink at Frankford Hall or danced at Johnny Brenda's understands why Forbes magazine named Fishtown "the hottest neighborhood in the country." So it seems an odd place for the city to request tax-exempt status for 62 properties...
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Chilean artist Ian Pierce (third from left) and his crew worked in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia to conceive and create the "Families Belong Together" mural, displayed as a protest to the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy.
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Shara Dae Howard
July 16, 2018 - 7:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A North Philadelphia community is the home of a new mural along North Front Street, which creators say is meant to send a message to President Donald Trump. Within three weeks, Chilean artist Ian Pierce and his crew worked in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia...
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