Philadelphia City Council

Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Jim Melwert
July 11, 2019 - 5:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — About 2 1/2 weeks after the former Pennsylvania Republican Party chairman resigned after getting caught up in an alleged sexting scandal, Pennsylvania’s GOP leaders are meeting in Hershey this weekend to vote for a new chair-person. Typically, the Pennsylvania GOP...
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Pat Loeb
June 26, 2019 - 9:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia officials are working on several fronts to reverse the spike in homicides, but they said during an "emergency" City Council hearing on gun violence Wednesday that they are stymied by the systemic causes of violence. Philadelphia District Attorney Larry...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
June 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council, last week, got legislation to increase protections for transgender and gender non-conforming youth. The bill would require any institution that works with young people to adopt and publicize a non-discrimination policy specifically for...
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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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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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