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City Council To Consider Bill That Forces Philly Bars To Install Exterior Security Cameras

Councilman Curtis Jones has, as promised, introduced a bill that mandates exterior security cameras at the exits of all drinking establishments.

02/15/2015

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Local Republican Leader On Philadelphia Hosting The DNC: ‘I Just Think It’s Fantastic’

O’Neill says the DNC decision shows how much the hospitality industry has grown since 2000 when Philly hosted the GOP convention.

02/14/2015

(Phila. city councilman Ed Neilson, in file photo.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

City Council Looks At Restrictions On Local Hotels Aimed At Combating Human Trafficking

Human trafficking often involves forced prostitution – and now Philadelphia City Council is considering new regulations on local hotels aimed at preventing that.

02/06/2015

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Council Committee Will Debate Sick Leave Again, And This Time The Mayor Seems To Be On Board

Before Council’s Public Health Committee is a measure that would require local businesses offer one hour of sick leave for every forty hours an employee works.

02/03/2015

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Philadelphia Ordinance Requires Dog Owners To Bring Their Pet Indoors In Event Of Extreme Cold

Code Blue emergency is declared by the city when the real-feel temperature is near or below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

01/06/2015

(Mayor Michael Nutter.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Optimistic About Reaching A Compromise With Council On Paid Sick Leave Bill

A city council committee on January 27th will debate Councilman Bill Greenlee’s proposal to make sick leave mandatory in Philadelphia.

01/06/2015

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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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City Council Praised For Taking A Stand Against ‘Notarios’ Defrauding Immigrants

They’re often called ‘notarios’ — scammers who demand thousands of dollars from new immigrants without any guarantee they can actually get them papers.

12/15/2014

City Hall in Philadelphia. (credit: Jenn Bernstein)

City Council Member Wants Local Universities To Adopt ‘Yes Means Yes’ Policy

A Philadelphia City Council member wants to coax local universities into adopting stricter standards on what constitutes a sexual assault.

12/14/2014

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Council President Clarke Makes The Rounds With ‘Golden Life’ Senior Fair Attendees

Council President Clarke, who lost his mother when he first got elected, says he enjoys hanging out with seniors. “They’ve taken the responsibility of watching over me over the years, and I just want to be in a position to return the favor.”

12/10/2014

(Mayor Nutter speaks with reporters outside his City Hall office.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Despite PGW Defeat, Nutter Rejects “Lame Duck” Label

The failure of Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s ambitious plan to sell PGW marks a new low in relations between Nutter and members of City Council. But the mayor insists he’ll be able to get things done in 2015, his final year in office, and rejects the label “lame duck.”

12/08/2014

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7-Decade Old Eagles’ Fight Song Honored

You’ll probably be hearing the Eagles fight song two, three, four times this afternoon as the Birds host the Seahawks at the Linc.

12/07/2014

A PGW payment office in center city Philadelphia.  (File photo by Andre Bennett)

‘We Had No Choice': Firm Pulls The Plug On PGW Sale

Mayor Michael Nutter’s long and politically difficult effort to sell PGW has officially ended. The firm chosen to buy the utility has nixed the deal because of City Council’s refusal to debate the plan.

12/04/2014

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City Council President Hands Out Holiday Turkeys To Needy Families

City Council President Darrell Clarke talked about support for students inside and outside of the classroom as he handed out holiday turkeys on Tuesday afternoon.

11/25/2014

Activists at City Hall hold signs depicting the state money spent on standardized testing.  (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio)

City Council Hearing Looks Into Pros And Cons Of Standardized Testing

Standardized tests like the PSSAs and now, the Keystone exams, are a major measure of student performance in Pennsylvania. But Philadelphia teachers union president Jerry Jordan told a Council hearing that they haven’t helped.

11/19/2014

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