Helen Gym

The SRC holds its final meeting on June 21, 2018.
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Mike DeNardo
June 22, 2018 - 9:53 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After 17 years of controlling Philly schools, the state School Reform Commission held its final public meeting Thursday night, as it prepares to hand the school system to a local board next month. History is made. The SRC recesses its final meeting. pic.twitter.com/...
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Symphony Hurst wipes away a tear as she describes raising her daughter with a patchwork of part-time jobs.
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Pat Loeb
June 14, 2018 - 7:29 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Councilwoman Helen Gym plans to introduce legislation Thursday to improve conditions for part-time workers in the city. It would put Philadelphia in the vanguard of a growing national trend. At an informational hearing in March, witnesses told...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
June 06, 2018 - 8:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — During the end-of-the-year rush, City Council's Finance Committee held nearly eight hours of hearings Wednesday on more than a dozen bills, during which it voted to advance a hotly debated affordable housing initiative. The committee narrowly approved a bill placing a...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
June 06, 2018 - 11:48 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In an end of the year rush, Philadelphia City Council's finance committee is holding hearings on a number of important bills Wednesday in hopes of getting them passed before the summer recess. The committee is considering a bill eliminating the school district portion...
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Reginald Ross
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Pat Loeb
May 24, 2018 - 6:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's 10-year real estate tax abatement is still delivering benefits that outweigh its costs, according to a report the city released Thursday. The study finds that the abatement helped the city recover from the recession, and consultant Reginald Ross says a...
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