Philadelphia City Council

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Pat Loeb
May 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia voters: Remember to go way, way down to the bottom of the ballot. After you've selected all your candidates, you need to vote on four ballot questions. Two of the questions are going to be an easy "yes" for most people. One asks to remove gender specific...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
May 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Tuesday’s primary election for Philadelphia city offices is going to be a bloated ballot and those high numbers could give some nontraditional candidates a better shot. The offices up for election include, the mayor, city council, ten district council seats and five...
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Roosevelt Boulevard
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Tim Jimenez
May 17, 2019 - 10:29 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council unanimously passed a bill that will lead to the installation of speed cameras along Roosevelt Boulevard. The hope is that drivers will slow down on the deadliest highway in the city. At the very busy intersection of Tyson Avenue and the...
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Pat Loeb
May 16, 2019 - 5:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Speed cameras are coming to Roosevelt Boulevard. Philadelphia City Council passed a bill today to put the devices in several locations along the nearly twelve mile stretch of road. “Roosevelt Boulevard is arguably the most dangerous stretch of highway and the...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
May 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's zoning code is only seven-years-old, but at least two city council members think it's already in need of a major overhaul. Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke and Councilman Brian O'Neill co-sponsored a bill to create a zoning code review...
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Fred Voigt
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Pat Loeb
April 28, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia City Council has marked the retirement of a man who was a major behind-the-scenes force in city politics for five decades. Fred Voigt served many different roles and ended his career as the attorney for the City Commissioners. Councilman Curtis Jones...
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Pat Loeb
April 15, 2019 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Questioning got heated in Philadelphia City Council Monday as Free Library officials testified about their budget. Council members also raised concerns about the library's commitment to diversity. The hearing comes in the wake of an anonymous online survey in which...
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April 06, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia officials have announced a new effort to save the city's lesser-known historic buildings. The plan came out of a task force that met for two years to figure out a balance between development and preservation. The first step will be a city-wide survey to...
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City Hall, Philadelphia.
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Pat Loeb
March 28, 2019 - 6:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council will consider a resolution condemning a state legislator for a controversial prayer she said when Pennsylvania's first Muslim state representative was sworn in. Councilman Curtis Jones introduced the resolution accusing Clinton County Rep...
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People opposed to a natural gas facility in Southwest Philadelphia protest at City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
March 28, 2019 - 1:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City council has put off a final vote on a controversial plan for a natural gas facility in Southwest Philadelphia, but opponents are pressing their case against it. They held a protest before Thursday's council session. PGW says the liquefied natural gas plant would...
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