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(Philadelphia City Council.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

At-Large Seats Among Contested Phila. City Council Races

In addition to candidates for mayor, Philadelphia voters today are also choosing their party’s nominees for all 17 seats on City Council.

05/19/2015

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Bill Inspired By Walt Disney Aims To Reduce Litter On Philadelphia Streets, Sidewalks

Corner stores in Philadelphia will soon be required to put trash and recycling bins out front, thanks to City Council…and Walt Disney.

05/08/2015

(Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, in January 2015 file photo.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Councilwoman Wants Voters To Make Mayor’s LGBT Office Permanent

Now that this is Mayor Nutter’s last year in office, councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown fears that another mayor could eliminate the LGBT office he created.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/21/2015

(Doug Oliver, a candidate for mayor in the Democratic primary, picks a numbered ball from a coffee can to determine his position on the ballot.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Phila. Candidates For Mayor and Council Get Ballot Positions For May 19th Primary

Ballot positions for the May 19th primary were determined in a very low-tech way: the candidates chose numbered balls out of a coffee can.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/18/2015

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown File Photo (Credit: Mike Dunn)

City Officials Offer New Proposals Aimed At Combating Littering

A city councilwoman, along with the Nutter Administration, want Philadelphia to take a ‘Disneyland approach’ when it comes to litter.

03/13/2015

(Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown discusses cellphone buyback machines with reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Councilwoman Says New Deal Will Replace Proposed Ban on Cash-For-Cellphone Kiosks

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown fears that the cash-for-cellphone kiosks would prompt a rise in thefts of mobile phones.

10/02/2014

(A frame from surveillance video released by Philadelphia police, believed to show people involved in the beating of two men.  Credit: CBS3)

City Council Will Look To Add Hate Crimes To Philadelphia Code

City council members are introducing a bill that adds hate crimes to the individual conduct portion of the city code.

09/25/2014

(John Pomponio of the EPA, left, and Michael Roles of Clean Water Action, right, listen as Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown presents a resolution from City Council.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia Groups Back Effort To Clarify EPA’s Role For Clean Water

Environmentalists and activists gathered today at Boathouse Row to tout the importance of new rules clarifying the reach and control of the Environmental Protection Agency and the US Army Corps of Engineers over major waterways and the streams and creeks that flow into them.

08/06/2014

(Philadelphia schools COO Fran Burns testifies at a City Council hearing on advertising in public schools.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Lawmakers Move Toward Allowing Advertising on School Buses and Buildings

Philadelphia school district chief operating officer Fran Burns told Council’s Rules Committee that passage of the bill doesn’t guarantee that the district will follow through on putting ads in schools.

12/03/2013

(An EcoATM cell phone buyback machine being demonstrated at the 2013 annual convention of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, in Philadelphia.   Photo by Mike Dunn)

Phila. Councilmembers Agree To Explore Cell Phone Buyback ‘ATMs’

At a City Council hearing, company officials laid out the security precautions in each transaction — including thumbprints, multiple photographs, and a scan of photo IDs.

10/24/2013

(Image from an EcoATM video demonstrating how their machine works.)

Philadelphia Lawmaker Moves To Ban Cash-For-Cellphone Machines

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown fears the machines may prompt a rise in mobile phone thefts.

10/10/2013

(Philadelphia city councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, in 2012 file photo.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Attorney For Phila. Councilwoman Fuming Over Ethics Board Online Post

The Ethics Board, saying it is required by law to do so, posted an opinion that Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown’s attorney says was clearly referring to her.

09/25/2013

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Former Aide Of City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown Sentenced To One Year In Federal Prison

John McDaniel, 39, is now facing a year and a day in federal prison.

05/14/2013

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Nike Shuts Out Some Small Businesses

A story uncovered by Eyewitness News catches the eye of a member of Philadelphia city council.

04/12/2013

(Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, in file photo.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Phila. Councilwoman Says She Will Not Comment on Former Aide’s Guilty Plea

John McDaniel, longtime associate and former campaign manager of Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, pleaded guilty last week to stealing more than $100,000 from her 2011 campaign.

02/19/2013

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