Kenyatta Johnson

Kenyatta Johnson
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Pat Loeb
September 19, 2019 - 1:47 pm
Philadelphia City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson is under investigation, and the city has hired outside legal help, at taxpayers' expense, to help him. "I currently don't have any comment at this current time," he said.
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The anti-violence mural that struck community controversy a year ago when a developer mistakenly destroyed it has been officially restored and was dedicated Wednesday.
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Cherri Gregg
July 24, 2019 - 3:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The anti-violence mural that struck community controversy a year ago when a developer mistakenly destroyed it has been officially restored and was dedicated Wednesday. The original mural at 20th and Fernon streets was painted in 1989 as a memorial to more than 40...
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Bay Window
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Pat Loeb
June 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Bay windows will not be banned in a Philadelphia neighborhood after all as the City Councilman who proposed the ban has withdrawn it. Councilman Kenyatta Johnson said he was interested in historic preservation when he introduced a bill that would prohibit bay windows...
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Bay Window
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Pat Loeb
June 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council appears headed to approve a ban on bay windows and balconies in one neighborhood where there's a lot of new construction, possibly as early as Thursday, just three weeks after being introduced. A council committee approved the ban in Point...
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Kenyatta Johnson
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Pat Loeb
May 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia City Councilman has proposed a ban on so-called ghost guns that are self-assembled and thus have no serial number. It was among a flurry of bills introduced at last week's session. Thursday was the deadline to introduce bills and still have them pass by...
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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 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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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.
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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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