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Bobby Henon

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Philly Summer Recreation Program Invites First Lady Michelle Obama

The children have put together a video inviting the first lady to the program’s big finish on August 13th, at Vogt Recreation Center.

07/16/2014

(Councilman Bobby Henon grabs some sports gear at a distribution point set up in Northern Liberties.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

City’s ‘Philly Play’ Summer Sports Program Gets Underway

The program, started last year by Councilman Bobby Henon, is being expanded to ten targeted recreation centers, one in each councilmanic district.

06/25/2014

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Local City Councilman Wants To Hear From You, Via Text Message

Have a question or complaint about something in the city? One Philadelphia City Councilman wants to hear from you, by text message.

04/05/2014

(Letter of apology written by Richard North III to his former employer, Councilman Bobby Henon.  Continues below...)

Philadelphia Councilman’s Ex-Aide Sentenced For Stealing Campaign Funds

Richard North III was sentenced to three years’ probation. He has already paid restitution of more than $62,000 and written a letter of apology to Councilman Bobby Henon.

01/14/2014

(Philadelphia City Council, in file photo.  Credit: CBS3)

City Council Overrides Nutter Veto On Medical Office Zoning in NE Phila.

Mayor Nutter vetoed a bill that would require a zoning variance for any new medical offices in the northeast section of the city. But City Council quickly overrode the veto.

12/05/2013

(Philadelphia city councilmen Brian O'Neill, left, and Bobby Henon.  Images from City of Phila. TV)

City Council Demands Zoning Restrictions on Doctors’ Offices in NE Phila.

“The Upper Northeast is overloaded with medical practices, and the new zoning code pretty much allows anything to be turned medical,” said Councilman Brian O’Neill.

11/21/2013

(So-called "bandit" signs attached to a utility pole in Philadelphia.  File photo)

Councilman Introduces Bill To Crack Down on ‘Bandit’ Signs in Philly

Sixth District councilman Bobby Henon says bandit signs -– usually offering cash for gold or cash for your home or car — are a constant and annoying nuisance throughout the city.

09/19/2013

City Council Skeptical About Nutter’s Property Assessors; Hires Auditor

City Council wants to put Mayor Nutter’s property assessors under the microscope.

05/27/2013

(Mayor Nutter, signing an executive order creating a manufacturing task force, is observed by, L-R, Agusta Westland CEO Bill Hunt, Councilman Bobby Henon, Citizens Bank CEO Dan Fitzpatrick, city commerce director Alan Greenberger, and Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation head John Grady.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Nutter Creates Task Force to Pull More Manufacturing to Philadelphia

With jobs in manufacturing on the rise across the country, Mayor Michael Nutter has created a task force to find ways Philadelphia can jump on that bandwagon.

01/15/2013

(City budget director Rebecca Rhynhart, left, and city finance director Rob Dubow answer questions from city councilmembers about the city's decision to fight the contract award to firefighters.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Administration Defends Decision to Keep Fighting Firefighters’ Contract Award

The Council hearing came one day after the administration decided to continue the legal battle and appeal the arbitration award in Commonwealth Court.

12/12/2012

(Philadelphia councilman Jim Kenney and fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers during an exchange in City Council over a PFD plan to transfer about 20 percent of its firefighters.  Photos from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Defends Plan to Transfer Senior Firefighters

Firefighters opposed to the plan packed Council chambers today as councilmembers Jim Kenney, Bobby Henon, and Mark Squilla questioned Commissioner Ayers firsthand about the transfer policy.

11/27/2012

(Joe Syrnick of the Schuylkill River Development Corporation testifies in favor of compromise that would limit development along the city's riverbanks.  Photo from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Council Committee Approves Compromise Bill on Riverbank Development

Joe Syrnick of the Schuylkill River Development Corporation said the final legislation should satisfy both environmentalists and developers.

11/14/2012

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City Council Debates Plan To Increase Fines For Illegal ATV Riding

A city council committee today debates a plan from the Nutter Administration to boost the penalties for riding all terrain vehicles in parks and on sidewalks.

10/03/2012

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Philadelphia City Council Puts Slumlord Issue In The Spotlight

“It becomes a domino effect, where you have one problem property turning in to an entire block of problem properties,” an economist testified. “And then, there goes the neighborhood.”

06/20/2012

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Philadelphia Councilman’s “Bad Neighbor Map” Goes Viral, Gets International Attention

The trash on Marsden Street in the Northeast used to be a problem only for Tacony and 6th District Councilman Bobby Henon.

03/02/2012

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