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Tense Exchanges At Confirmation Hearing For Phila. City SolicitorThe nomination passed out of the Committee of the Whole and will be voted on next week.
2 City Council Republican At-Large Members Go Different Ways On Parking AuthorityPhiladelphia City Council guarantees two seats to Republicans, to insure the party is represented despite being in the political minority. But it doesn't mean they always agree.
Phila. City Council Forms Committee To Study How To Overhaul Criminal Justice SystemThe committee co-chair says it hopes to have recommendations by the fall.
Philadelphia City Council Gets Off To Busy StartFirst term councilwoman Helen Gym told her new colleagues she was impressed.
City Council Seeks To Make Muslim Holy Days City, School District HolidayIt was just one of more than a dozen resolutions passed by council in the first business session of its term.
Busy Start As Philadelphia City Council Begins New 4-Year TermFive new council members join the twelve incumbents in what most believe will be a new spirit of co-operation with the mayor's office.
Shake-Up Expected When Phila. City Council Convenes Its New SessionPhiladelphia city council starts a new session next week, with five new members and what is expected to be a new majority leader.
2nd Philadelphia Casino Gets Zoning ApprovalThe “Live” hotel and casino will be built at 900 Packer Avenue, adjacent to the sports complex in South Philadelphia.
City Council Hopes To Have Agreement On Comcast Franchise By End Of The YearMore than 100 people testified over the course of several hours, last Thursday, both Comcast and its fans, who said the company has served the city well, and advocacy groups and disgruntled customers, who said it could do much more.
Comcast To Go Before City Council For Once In 15 Years Hearing On Franchise AgreementNutter administration negotiators and Comcast executives are scheduled to testify first, followed by panels of stakeholders, such as Hannah Sassaman of the media mobilizing project.
Phila. City Council To Pass Bill To Create Office To Investigate Wage Thefts“There’s a study that shows there are 90,000 incidents of wage theft per week,” says Nadie Hewka, an attorney for Community Legal Services.
5 Of 7 City Council Seats Expected To Go To Democrats, Other 2 Up For GrabsThere are seven at-large seats and five candidates from each party so, traditionally, two seats go to Republicans.

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