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Blondell Reynolds-Brown

(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

Knit In 2

Winter Woolies Fill City Council’s Caucus Room After Annual ‘Warmth In Winter’

City Council’s Caucus Room was awash in winter woolies this week. For the 13th straight year, volunteers brought in knitted hats, scarves, and mittens for children in need.

11/18/2012

(File photo:  all-terrain vehicles confiscated by the Philadelphia Police Department.  Credit: CBS3)

Phila. Lawmakers Approve Strong Penalties For Using ATVs In City Parks

The sponsor, Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, says once the mayor signs it, the measure will take effect next March.

10/25/2012

Deputy Police Commissioner Thomas Wright shows confiscated ATVs and dirt bikes at the Major Crimes Unit garage. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Considering Huge Fines For Driving An ATV On A Sidewalk

Philadelphia city officials are looking to impose, for the first time, penalties for the use of all-terrain vehicles (“ATVs”) on sidewalks.

09/20/2012

(Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia City Council Adopts Resolution In Support Of Trayvon Martin’s Family

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown is calling for justice in the shooting death of the unarmed black teenager.

04/01/2012

Soul Train creator and host Don Cornelius (file photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Soul Train Host Don Cornelius Remembered By Philadelphia City Council

This week’s death of “Soul Train” host Don Cornelius was marked in Philadelphia City Council Thursday with a surprising admission from one of the lawmakers.

02/03/2012

Credit: Getty Images)

Philadelphia Anti-Blight Group Blasts Plan For Ads On City School Buses

The plan introduced by Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown would have advertisements plastered on yellow school buses in the city.

02/02/2012

(A school bus in Colorado carrying an advertisement.  File photo)

Councilwoman Says Ads On School Buses Can Help Close Budget Gap

“We have to do some things differently, and we cannot be stuck in old ways of doing things, when the problems we’re looking at are so big,” Blondell Reynolds Brown says.

02/02/2012

Stigall Show Log 1.30.12

Chris previews tomorrow’s Republican Primary vote in Florida. He talks to Jeff Roe and Michael Bronsteing on the Monday Morning Matchup about the Republican establishment’s assault on Newt Gingrich, Candidate for Senate, Steve Welch, about his endorsement from Governor Tom Corbett, and Kate Snow from NBC’s Rock Center.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–01/30/2012

file photo (credit: Mitch Tobias/Getty Images)

Councilwoman Wants To Boost Education Budget By Keeping Bars Open Later

City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown and an ally in the state house are introducing companion bills to allow city bars to serve alcohol until 3 a.m., an hour later than currently.

01/26/2012

(Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, in file photo.)

Philadelphia City Council Approves Lead Paint Monitoring Measure

Passage of the lead paint bill comes after city councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, the sponsor, spent several years working both with landlords and child advocates.

12/15/2011

(Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown, last week.   Frame from City of Phila. TV)

Measure Would Yank Pensions From Philadelphia City Workers Convicted Of Child Sex Abuse

Councilwoman (and Penn State alumna) Blondell Reynolds-Brown has authored a bill in which any city employee convicted of sexual abuse of a minor would forfeit his or her city pension.

12/05/2011

Former Penn State football coach faces child sex abuse allegations.

City Councilwoman Introduces Anti-Pedophile Legislation In Wake Of Penn State Scandal

After the Jerry Sandusky-Penn State controversy exploded, state lawmakers rushed to submit anti-pedophile legislation. Now, a Philadelphia City Council member is doing the same.

11/21/2011

(Protesters react at today's vote in City Council chambers.  Credit:  Mike Dunn)

Despite Jeers, Philadelphia Lawmakers Approve Stricter Curfew Law

Shouting “shame” at councilmembers, opponents blasted Mayor Nutter for a curfew that they believe does little to solve the problem of flash mobs and that will, in their view, only encourage police harassment of minorities.

10/27/2011

Lead Paint Safety

Health Watch: Lead Proposed Legislation Hearing

The city is filled with old houses. Many contaminated with chipped lead paint that can be especially dangerous for children.

06/07/2011

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