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(Philadelphia City Hall. File photo by Tony Hanson)

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

Philadelphia City Hall (credit: KYW's Tim McLaughlin)

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

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

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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

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