Philadelphia City Council

Mayor Jim Kenney
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Pat Loeb
January 06, 2020 - 4:00 pm
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney outlined an ambitious agenda for his second term, as he and other city officials were sworn in for a new term Monday at The Met Philadelphia. Read more here.
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It used to be called the Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House. Several decades and $56 million later, Philadelphia now has its own Met concert venue.
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Pat Loeb
January 06, 2020 - 4:30 am
Philadelphia's mayor and city council will be sworn into office Monday in a traditional ceremony at a new location.
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This week's panel includes Pennsylvania Rep. Jordan Harris, Jasmine Sessoms of She Can Win, Philadelphia Councilperson Bill Greenlee and Erika Almiron of Juntos.
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Flashpoint
January 05, 2020 - 12:43 pm
This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the many changes implemented in the Philadelphia region in 2019 and the impact going forward. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
January 01, 2020 - 12:37 pm
2020 promises to be an active year at Philadelphia City Hall, with a new City Council, a new police commissioner and new initiatives aimed at curbing gun violence. The news, of course, is impossible to predict, but ongoing stories are sure to develop in new ways this year. Read more here.
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Traffic jam.
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Pat Loeb
December 30, 2019 - 4:30 am
Philadelphia City Council passed more than 80 bills on the final day of its term this month, but there were a few it left on the table. Among them, a bill aimed at reducing traffic congestion in Center City. Read more here.
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City Councilmembers at City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
December 12, 2019 - 5:12 pm
Philadelphia City Council wrapped up its four-year term Thursday, passing several hard-fought bills and honoring four members who will not be returning in the next term. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
November 24, 2019 - 8:18 am
The process for selling land owned by the city of Philadelphia has many critics and they now include the city's own Inspector General. The office recently investigated one high-profile land sale and found it riddled with flaws.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
November 20, 2019 - 4:57 pm
Philadelphia City Council's public health committee has advanced a measure that would put new reporting requirements on hospitals that are planning to close. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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John McDevitt
November 16, 2019 - 3:39 pm
Nearly 30 fitness clubs in Philadelphia are in violation of a new city ordinance prohibiting cashless stores, and the sponsor of the original bill is looking into the matter.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
November 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
A City Council committee this past week approved a bill that would return a large chunk of the wage tax to people living below the poverty level. The committee passed the bill over objections from the Kenney administration. Read more here.
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