Kenyatta Johnson

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 Property Values
Pat Loeb
February 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The office that sets property values for tax purposes in Philadelphia took it on the chin at a City Council committee hearing. The Office of Property Assessment may be the most hated part of Philadelphia government because it determines real estate tax bills...
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Councilman Kenyatta Johnson
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Pat Loeb
December 09, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia City Councilman, who's under fire for aiding city land sales to a friend, introduced bills in city council last week that might prevent similar deals in the future. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Councilman Kenyatta Johnson helped a childhood...
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Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl LII championship banner
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Pat Loeb
October 26, 2018 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Friday marked Philadelphia's first official "Eagles Friday." City Council on Thursday passed a resolution giving that designation to every Friday before an Eagles game. Councilman Kenyatta Johnson just doesn't want to let that championship feeling fade so, even...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
October 23, 2018 - 8:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia City Council committee advanced a bill Tuesday it hopes will reduce the dumping of tires on city streets. The bill would require tire dealers to get a license to do business in the city. The Philadelphia Streets Department estimates that it collects...
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Located at 20th and Tasker streets sat a mural that listed the names of children lost to violence.
City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson/ Facebook
Cherri Gregg
August 12, 2018 - 3:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A recent dust-up over the destruction of a beloved mural in South Philadelphia highlights a growing problem: How do you preserve public art that stands in the way of development? Located at 20th and Tasker streets sat a mural that listed the names of children lost to...
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It takes less than a minute after a simple search on the open internet to download gigabytes worth of files marked "AR-15," "M16" and many more, all ready to send to a 3D printer or CNC machine.
Ian Bush | KYW Newsradio
Ian Bush
August 01, 2018 - 3:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The fight over 3D-printed firearms will be back in federal court next week, after a judge temporarily blocked the release of blueprints for so-called "ghost guns." Years ago, Philadelphia launched a pre-emptive strike, but these and other efforts have failed to dull...
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Kenyatta Johnson/ Nat'l Gun Violence Awareness Month
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
June 01, 2018 - 4:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A Philadelphia city councilman kicked Gun Violence Awareness Month on Friday with a rally featuring prayers from clergy of many different religions. Councilman Kenyatta Johnson got involved in gun violence prevention when he was 17 years old, after his cousin was...
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Philadelphia Police Commisioner Richard Ross
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Pat Loeb
May 01, 2018 - 5:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Police Internal Affairs Bureau is investigating racially charged graffiti found in a locker room in the 17th Police District. The incident in Point Breeze police station came to light during the department's budget hearings before City Council today...
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