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(Councilwoman Cindy Bass, in file photo.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

City Official Hosting Clinic To Help Philadelphians Get Their Criminal Record Expunged

A Philadelphia Councilwoman is hosting an expungement clinic tonight in Germantown for those with a criminal past who are looking for a better future.

04/09/2015

(Beth McConnell, of the Philadelphia Association of  of Community Development Corporations.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. City Council Moves Toward Regulation of Donation Drop Boxes

A City Council committee has approved what would be Philadelphia’s first regulations on those large donation bins you often see in store and shopping center parking lots.

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City Official: Donation Bins Getting Out Of Control In Philadelphia, Must Be Regulated

Councilwoman Cindy Bass today will propose what would be the first ever city regulations covering those large donation bins you see in parking lots and alleys throughout Philadelphia.

02/05/2015

(Councilwoman Cindy Bass, in file photo.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Council Member Calls For Hearings Discussing How To Get Philly Drivers To Slow Down

8th District Councilwoman Cindy Bass — representing parts of the city’s northwest — says too many traffic tragedies could have been prevented if drivers simply slowed down.

12/16/2014

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Philadelphia Official Acknowledges Huge Backlog in Care For City’s Trees

City officials seem stumped, so to speak, over how to keep up with the growing number of city-owned trees that need to be pruned or removed.

12/08/2014

(Councilwoman Cindy Bass listens as Marion Young of Art-Reach describes the new discounted admission program for Pennsylvania residents receiving state benefits.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Seventeen Local Museums Offering $2 Admissions to Pa. Benefits Recipients

The hope is to open the arts to those who may never have been able to afford it before.

09/23/2014

(Philadelphia city councilman James Kenney, in file photo.)

Nutter Weighing City Council’s Bill to Decriminalize Small Amounts of Pot

The bill’s sponsor, Councilman Jim Kenney, estimates that the new marijuana policy could save the police department and the courts $4 million a year.

06/19/2014

(Philadelphia Parking Authority executive director Vince Fennerty and deputy executive director Rick Dickson, testifying to Phila. City Council.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

As Phila. Parking Meter Rates Rise, Cell Phone Payments May Arrive

City Council’s Streets and Services Committee okayed a rate change for all 8,000 meters in Philadelphia, from 50 cents an hour to $1.00 an hour.

04/29/2014

(FILE PHOTO: Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri,  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Streets Commissioner Apologizes For Uncleared Streets In NW Philly

“We understand that (Streets Department) resources are taxed,” said city councilwoman Cindy Bass, “but there were some areas that really seemed to be not touched at all — some areas in West Mt. Airy, some areas in Chestnut Hill.”

02/06/2014

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Video Cameras To Be Installed At Rec Centers In Philadelphia

City Council and the Nutter Administration have reached agreement on a plan to install video cameras at about 150 recreation centers and playgrounds throughout Philadelphia.

06/12/2013

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Community Forum Discusses Alternative Uses For Germantown High School Building

The historic school is one of nearly two dozen Philadelphia public schools slated to close at the end of the academic term.

04/19/2013

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Philadelphia Lawmakers Authorize Mayor To Ban Guns in City Parks, Rec Centers

Even the sponsor acknowledges the measure is likely to be challenged in court.

03/21/2013

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Philadelphia Activist and Lawmaker Ed Schwartz Dead at 69

Schwartz served one term on City Council, from 1984 until 1988. But he is remembered as well for his work promoting neighborhood activism.

11/29/2012

(Philadelphia recreation commissioner Sue Slawson, left, and deputy mayor Michael DiBerardinis testify at a city council hearing on violence in parks and recreation centers.  Photo from City of Phila. TV)

Council Addresses Recreation Center Violence At Only Hearing Of Summer

More surveillance cameras may be part of the answer as city officials briefed City Council on what they admit is an ‘uptick’ in violence at recreation centers and in the parks.

08/16/2012

Jerry Jordan (file photo by Mike DeNardo)

Teacher’s Union President Slams School Reorganization Plan

“If you really want true input from the Federation, from parents and from other stakeholders, then we need to be a part of it at the beginning, and not at the end,” Jerry Jordan said.

05/10/2012

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