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.
The plan introduced by Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown would have advertisements plastered on yellow school buses in the city.
“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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The city is filled with old houses. Many contaminated with chipped lead paint that can be especially dangerous for children.
Philadelphia at-large city councilman Frank Rizzo Jr., was apparently having trouble in his re-election bid shaking the charge that he ran for another term despite having entered the city’s controversial “DROP” pension program.
Is that cell phone pressed against your ear a cell phone a health risk? A Philadelphia City Council committee plans a hearing to look at that growing debate.
The champion of Philadelphia’s menu labeling law says she has no desire to see the city follow in San Francisco’s footsteps in passing a bill than bans toys or gift giveaways in fast-food meals targeted at children.
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