Mike Dunn is City Hall bureau chief for KYW Newsradio 1060. He covers the mayor, City Council, and every other aspect of the city’s political landscape.
Mike has been with KYW since 1990. His reporting specialties have also included keeping an eye on SEPTA and covering the city’s cultural institutions.
In 2001 Mike received a Society of Professional Journalists award for arts and culture reporting, for his coverage of the opening of the Kimmel Center.
He came to KYW Newsradio from the Voice of America, where he served as a United Nations correspondent from 1985 to 1990. Dunn has been based in New York City and Washington, DC at various times in his career prior to coming to KYW.
Dunn has a BA degree from the University of Maryland. He graduated from Neshaminy High School in Bucks County.
Mike and his wife have one daughter. They live in Philadelphia.
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Diane Neary, widow of Lt. Robert Neary, told reporters at City Hall that, if approved, the proposed legislation would help the city avoid further such tragedies.
Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections To Move Application Process For Permits And Licenses Completely Online
The project is costing taxpayers $4.5 million over four years, but Williams says the cost will easily be recouped through greater efficiencies in the department.
Councilman Wilson Goode said the Nutter administration has been abusing its ability to grant waivers to the law that requires city contractors pay workers at least 1½ times the federal minimum wage.
Not only is the city’s 50-year-old law currently covering such gifts quite vague, but it fails to set specific limits on the value of gifts that city workers can accept.
“We need the BRT right now,” Councilman Mark Squilla says. “We need them to have these hearings. We need them to make sure they’re fair and as soon as possible.”
Fourth District Councilman Curtis Jones believes the collapse at 22nd and Locust on January 11th may have been prevented.
The increasing popularity of the website Airbnb.com, which hooks travelers up with people who are renting out rooms, is drawing the attention of Philadelphia City Council.
Councilman Jim Kenney wants to downgrade Philadelphia’s marijuana possession offense even further.
Time Is Running Out To Apply For Program That Allows Homeowners To Defer Portion Of Real Estate Taxes
Low-income Philadelphia homeowners have less than a month left to apply for a program that lets them defer a portion of their real estate taxes.
Philadelphia police and local utilities are planning a public awareness campaign to warn residents of scammers who try to enter homes posing as utility workers.
City Councilman Bill Green says Philly’s 2006 smoking ban — authored by then-Councilman Michael Nutter — already needs to be updated.
Council president Darrell Clarke, who also represents the district where the tower will be located, says there will be meetings for residents to voice concerns.
After city government and many businesses closed early Tuesday, Suburban Station and Market East train platforms were packed with what amounted to an early rush hour. But SEPTA did not add extra cars or extra runs, resulting in equally packed trains.
Mayor Nutter seems to be at odds with his own police department over that longtime Philadelphia tradition of claiming an on-street parking space that you just dug out after a snowstorm.
Mayor Nutter said the city’s snow emergency will be lifted as of 6pm Wednesday, and that the nonessential portions of city government that are closed today will be open tomorrow.