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(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 recently at the 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

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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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Councilwoman’s Campaign Manager Admits Theft From Political Bank Account

The former campaign manager for beleaguered Philadelphia city councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown has pleaded guilty to stealing about $100,000 from her campaign/political committee account.

02/14/2013

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

Councilwoman Reynolds Brown Says Ethics Scandal Won’t Force Her Out

Embattled Philadelphia city councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown says she has no intention of resigning from office despite a growing ethics scandal that has now reached into the federal prosecutor’s office.

02/07/2013

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Former Reynolds-Brown Aide John McDaniel Hit With Federal Fraud Charge

McDaniel, the former campaign treasurer for Reynolds Brown, was recently fired from his city-paid airport job after the city Board of Ethics identified numerous reporting irregularities by McDaniel in the campaign’s required city filings.

02/06/2013

(Philadelphia city councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, in 2011.  File photo from City of Phila. TV)

City Council Not Ready To Oust Tarnished Councilwoman From Leadership Post

Reynolds Brown is the third highest ranking councilmember — the Democratic majority “whip.”

01/31/2013

Stigall Show Log 1.30.12

Chris details the President’s call for comprehensive immigration reform, Al Gore’s defense against selling Current TV to Al-Jazeera, the allegations that New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez travelled to the Dominican Republic to visit prostituties and Governor Corbett’s latest effort to privatize the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–01/30/2013

(Philadelphia city councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, far right, huddles with fellow councilmembers in City Council chambers.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Worker Fired As Councilwoman Sidesteps Questions About Ethics Probe

On Tuesday, Mayor Nutter fired a city worker implicated in a probe by the city’s Board of Ethics of City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown.

01/29/2013

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

City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown Fined For Ethics Violations

Ethics board executive director Shane Creamer says these include reporting violations, excess contributions received by her campaign committee, and improper handling of contributions.

01/28/2013

(A room at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, in center city Philadelphia.  Photo provided)

Proposed Hike In Philadelphia Hotel Tax Would Go To Promoting Tourism

The proposal would raise the “hospitality promotion tax” in Philadelphia from 1.2 percent to 1.5 percent.

11/29/2012

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