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An earthquake destroyed building on January 11, 2020 in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico.
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Pat Loeb
January 14, 2020 - 3:38 pm
A Philadelphia City Councilmember with close ties to Puerto Rico is on the island, seeing how best to help those impacted by recent earthquakes and the continuing aftershocks. Read more here.
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Lisa Weidman, a nurse at Philadelphia Charter School for Arts and Sciences, is honored for saving a student's life.
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Justin Udo
December 16, 2019 - 1:44 pm
The city of Philadelphia, in a ceremony on Monday, honored Lisa Weidman, a nurse at Philadelphia Charter School for Arts and Sciences, for her work saving a young girl's life last April. Read more here.
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Animal welfare advocates (from left) Ian Griffiths, Anita Kay and Marsha Perelman testify for more funding for ACCT at a Philadelphia City Council hearing.
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Pat Loeb
November 12, 2019 - 7:28 pm
A Philadelphia City Council committee Tuesday gave preliminary approval to a plan for spending an additional $188 million, thanks in part to higher-than-expected tax revenues. Read more here.
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A new community partnership will help distribute $5 million worth of capital to underserved borrowers in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, with the goal of creating a resident-led revitalization effort.
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Cherri Gregg
March 25, 2019 - 6:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new community partnership will help distribute $5 million worth of capital to underserved borrowers in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, with the goal of creating a resident-led revitalization effort. Where many see blight in Kensington, the Kensington Lending...
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Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown has withdrawn as a co-sponsor of the bill to reduce the sweetened beverage tax.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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Various bottles of soda are displayed in a cooler.
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Pat Loeb
March 14, 2019 - 3:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council received a bill Thursday that would change the sweetened beverage tax. The bill's sponsors are soda tax opponents, so it's assumed the bill would reduce or phase out the tax — but the bill doesn't specify how the tax would change. The prime sponsor of the...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
March 01, 2019 - 10:56 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Developers could speed up the permitting process for projects in Philadelphia, but they'd pay a hefty price. It's the idea behind overnight shipping: faster service for a higher fee. But can it work for Philadelphia's Department of Licenses and Inspections? A bill...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
February 05, 2019 - 4:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A City Council committee has advanced a bill that would require all businesses in Philadelphia to accept cash. The bill was introduced as an anti-discrimination measure after a couple of chain restaurants announced a credit card-only policy. Kenney administration...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
January 24, 2019 - 7:15 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council returns from a month-long break on Thursday. They will be asked to look at neighborhood development. Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez plans to introduce two bills. One would reform the land bank that she helped create, with high hopes, in...
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Funders and officials of Project HOME gathered in Kensington Tuesday for what was supposed to be the start of construction on the long-planned and desperately needed housing for people recovering from addiction. 
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Pat Loeb
January 15, 2019 - 5:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Funders and officials of Project HOME gathered in Kensington Tuesday for what was supposed to be the start of construction on the long-planned and desperately needed housing for people recovering from addiction. There was just one glitch: the government shutdown. The...
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