Mark Squilla

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Pat Loeb
June 20, 2019 - 4:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia City Councilmember is proposing a ban on single-use plastic bags and non-recyclable paper bags at retail stores or in deliveries. Councilman Mark Squilla's bill would require that stores charge 15 cents for any bag it provides to a customer and, though...
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Pat Loeb
March 29, 2019 - 5:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Councilman Mark Squilla has introduced legislation that could put a crimp in plans for a safe injection site in Kensington. Squilla proposed earlier this week to change the zoning for the 1800 block of Hilton Street from mixed-use to strictly...
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Devon Cade dropped his bid for Philadelphia City Council-at-large.
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Pat Loeb
March 25, 2019 - 1:28 pm
UPDATED: 2 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council-at-large candidate Devon Cade has dropped his challenge to 30 of his 33 opponents. His problems may be just beginning. Cade said he used "artifical intelligence" to determine that signatures on almost all his opponents'...
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A view of cigarettes and other tobacco products on sale behind the counter at a CVS/Pharmacy store.
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Pat Loeb
December 05, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A City Council committee will hold a hearing Wednesday on a bill that would reverse anti-smoking regulations, which council once praised. The Board of Health adopted regulations in 2016 limiting the number of new tobacco sale permits, especially around schools, so as...
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Mayor Jim Kenney at Olney Rec Center
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Pat Loeb
August 06, 2018 - 5:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's still a long way to go, but the ambitious Rebuild Philadelphia project to renovate libraries and rec centers has cleared the biggest hurdle. City officials celebrated Monday following the announcement that Heitzman Recreation Center on Castor Avenue and Amber...
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