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Blog: Financial Empowerment Centers Offer FREE Help

By Jim Donovan: It’s been two years since the City of Philadelphia and Clarifi cut the ribbon on Financial Empowerment Centers designed to help local residents achieve financial stability. Two years later and now with […]

03/20/2015

(Philadelphia health commissioner Dr. James Buehler, calling for the  end of additional exemptions to the Philadelphia smoking ban.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

City Moves Toward Closing Door on More Exemptions to Philadelphia’s Indoor Smoking Law

The 2007 smoking ban allowed for waivers under certain circumstances, under a compromise provision to secure passage. But bars have continued to ask for — and receive — exemptions.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

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Philadelphia Snares Championship Match of Gold Cup Soccer Tournament

Landing the championship game is another feather in the cap for Mayor Michael Nutter and his team, who have been on a roll lately.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/12/2015

The Capitol Building in Pennsylvania's capital Harrisburg. (Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Pa. House Approves Legislaton That Would Strengthen Charter Schools Statewide

Under the Republican-backed update to the current law, now nearly two decades old, charter schools would get their funding directly from the state, rather than having money pass through local school districts.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/07/2015

(File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

City of Philadelphia Addresses ‘Mid-Level’ Snowstorm

“It’s mainly a plowing operation, but we are salting as well,” says Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/05/2015

(Mayor Nutter delivers his budget address to City Council.  Photo by KYW's Steve Tawa)

Nutter’s Proposed Budget Gets Tepid Reception Among Philadelphia Lawmakers

Nutter delivered his final budget to City Council by asking the lawmakers to hike property taxes 9.3 percent.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/05/2015

File photo: Philadelphia City Hall. (credit: Paul Gluck)

Snow Emergency In Effect In City Of Philadelphia

A snow emergency, which began at 6 a.m. Thursday, is in effect for the City of Philadelphia.

03/04/2015

(Mayor Michael Nutter speaks with youth violence-prevention specialists at a meeting at Temple University.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Mayor Nutter Calls For Long-Range Strategy To Combat Youth Violence in City

Mayor Nutter today told stakeholders involved in youth violence prevention that they should commit to a long-term effort and not go for short-term fixes.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(Philadelphia City Council has been meeting temporarily in a sixth-floor courtroom of City Hall after City Council chambers, on the fourth floor, was flooded by a burst water pipe.  Cleanup of Council chambers continues.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia City Council OKs Four More Exemptions to Citywide Indoor Smoking Ban

Lawmakers next month will consider a bill that revises the smoking ban to rule out any future waivers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(Backers of an official Veterans' Day parade for Philadelphia announce their plans in the City Council caucus room of City Hall.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

A Long Oversight Corrected: Philadelphia To Get An Official Veterans’ Day Parade

Noted Philadelphia philanthropist Gerry Lenfest, who once served on US Navy destroyers in the Korean War, says it’s almost hard to believe, in this city of firsts, that we don’t have an official Veterans’ Day parade.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

(File photo: Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke speaks to reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

City Council President Downplaying Political Risk of Hiring Separate Harrisburg Lobbyist

In addition to keeping City Council up to speed, Clarke says, the firm will lobby on positions in which Council and the mayor disagree.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

(File photo by Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia Gearing Up To Make Sure Homeless Are Sheltered During ‘Code Blue’ Cold Snap

When temperatures drop below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, the City of Philadelphia puts its “Code Blue” initiatives in place.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

(Mayor Michael Nutter, surrounded by Democratic Party and convention officials, discusses the 2016 convention.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Nutter, Delighted DNC is Coming To Philadelphia in 2016, Admits Concern Over Costs

Mayor Nutter is among the local leaders behind the charge to host the DNC next year. But he didn’t start out that way.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

The Schuylkill River and the Philadelphia skyline. (Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Philadelphia Will Host 2016 Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Committee has chosen Philadelphia as the city to host its presidential nominating convention, to be held the week of July 25th, 2016.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

(Milton Street, at the office of Philadelphia's Board of Elections.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

With Money Order and Some Hubbub, Milton Street Pays Late Fee on Campaign Finance Reporting

Milton Street was initially ten dollars short on the $130 fine that he faced for filing his campaign finance report nine days late.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

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