Anna Verna

(credit: KYW's Tim McLaughlin)

Delaware County Resident Serenades Philadelphia Council In Protest Of Airport Expansion

Nothing beats a political speech more than a political song, and that’s exactly what City Council members were serenaded with during a budget hearing Wednesday.


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Philadelphia Streets Kept In Dark By Vandals

The Streets Department is doing a citywide survey of alley lights, because of rampant vandalism to the lights caused by those who would prefer that the alleys stay dark.


(An office worker at Philadelphia City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

City of Philadelphia Coming Into High-Speed Internet Age At Last, Official Promises

If you think YOUR Internet access is slow, try the City of Philadelphia’s system.


City Council president Anna Verna -- surrounded by fellow councilmembers Jannie Blackwell, Bill Greenlee (hidden), and James Kenney -- reacts to applause in City Council chambers as she makes her retirement announcement.  Photo by Mike Dunn

City Council President Anna Verna Calling It Quits

Verna, 79, made the announcement on Monday that she will not return after her current term expires next January.


(Philadelphia City Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller.  File photo)

Philly Councilwoman Won’t Seek Re-election

Donna Reed Miller has decided not to run again after four terms representing the 8th Councilmanic District, which runs from Chestnut Hill to Logan.



What’s On Your Mind, Philly? Council Meetings Open

Thursday brings the first-ever meeting of Philadelphia City Council at which the public will be able to speak its mind. The change comes after a state Supreme Court ruling last month.



Philadelphia City Council Still Not Ready to Probe DROP

Supporters of Mayor Michael Nutter’s call to abolish the DROP pension perk for city workers have been wondering when City Council will schedule a hearing on the matter. Apparently it won’t be this month.



Council Opens Fall Session with DROP on Tap

=========================== The political hot potato known as DROP was tossed about today as City Council members returned for the fall session.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/16/2010