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Councilman Darrell Clarke

(File photo:  satellite dishes on row homes.)

Industry Fight Expected After Philadelphia Imposes New Rules On TV Dishes

The vote was 17-0 as Council approved the bill, which among other things makes the satellite company responsible for painting a dish to match the roof if it is placed on the front of the home.


Temple University

Councilman Proposes Ban On Student Housing In ‘Oversaturated’ Temple Neighborhood

Amid complaints from residents that students are running amok, the city councilman representing the neighborhood around Temple University wants to expand the area in which student housing is prohibited.


(Philadelphia city councilman Darrell Clarke, in file photo.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Council Members Feel Stung By Mayor Nutter’s Veto Of Sick-Leave Bill

Now that Mayor Michael Nutter has sent Philadelphia City Council word for the second time in less than a week that he’s vetoing recent legislation — the latest is a sick-leave bill — some Council members are accusing the mayor of hypocrisy.


(City Hall chambers was packed on Thursday morning with many expressing opposition to Mayor Nutter's proposed tax on sweetened soft drinks.  Photos by Mike Dunn)

City Council Reaches Deal: Property Taxes To Rise, Soda Tax Dead

Philadelphia City Council has reportedly reached a deal that is expected to raise around $53 million in revenue to bail out the city’s school district.



Beverage Industry With Repeat, Not So Sweet Reaction To Nutter Soda Tax Plan

As Mayor Nutter travels to Harrisburg to get the school district more money, local bottlers and others opposed to the soda tax are running radio and print ads blasting the plan.


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Philadelphia Councilman Wants Health Department To Resume Wild Raccoon Control

Councilman Darrell Clarke says that in parts of his district, next to crime, wild and possibly rabid raccoons are the top issue.


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Bill To Close ‘Florida Gun Loophole’ Passes Phila. City Council

Philadelphia City Council has approved a bill that attempts to close the so-called “Florida Gun Loophole,” though the plan’s sponsors fully expect it to be challenged in court.


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Philly Councilman Presses To Close Florida Gun Loophole Here

Pennsylvania currently recognizes permits to carry concealed weapons issued by other states, and ex-cons can get such permits in Florida.