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Councilman Jim Kenney

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Business Owners Seeing Red After Diner en Blanc

One of Philly’s busiest streets is feeling quite the hangover from pop up dinner party, Diner en Blanc.

08/22/2014

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Local Activist Who Fights For Marijuana Legalization Enters City Council Race

A new candidate has entered the race for the vacant seat on City Council, and part of his platform focuses on decriminalizing marijuana.

04/04/2014

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

Philadelphia Lawmaker: It’s ‘High’ Time To Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

Councilman Jim Kenney wants to downgrade Philadelphia’s marijuana possession offense even further.

01/26/2014

(US Sen. Pat Toomey.  File photo by Chip Somodevilla/ Getty Images)

Analysis: Gun Background Check Bill Round 2; Early Moves In 2015 Mayor’s Race

Sources tell KYW Newsradio that Republican Senator Pat Toomey from Pennsylvania thinks he may have the votes to try and pass the legislation to intensify gun background checks that was recently defeated in the Senate.

04/30/2013

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City Takes New Approach At Reining In Rogue Tow Truck Drivers

A new plan approved Tuesday in a city council committee would require tow truck operators to take a photograph showing a vehicle parked illegally on or off the street in order to tow it.

12/05/2012

(Dr. William Hite, head of Prince George's County schools in Maryland, met with local parents, teachers, and community leaders at a town-hall style meeting.  Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Consensus Appears To Be Forming Around New Philadelphia Schools Superintendent

School Reform Commission could pick a new superintendent from its two finalists any day now. And City Council members are weighing in on the process.

06/29/2012

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Mobile, Solar-Powered Cameras May Answer A Long-Running Philadelphia Problem: Illegal Trash Dumping

The camera program came up at a city council committee hearing Friday convened on the vexing issue of illegal trash dumping.

05/12/2012

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Philadelphia Councilman Thinks Towing Refunds Should Be Easier

Philadelphia city councilman Jim Kenney is proposing to eliminate a layer of bureaucratic red tape when your car is towed in error and you want to get the towing fee refunded.

05/10/2012

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Analysis: How To Stop Bullying

A new movie has sparked more outrage over the impact on bullying in America.

04/15/2012

(Philadelphia city councilman James Kenney.   Photo from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Councilman Thinks Verizon May Be Foot-Dragging On FiOS Construction

Calling for the hearing is councilman Jim Kenney, who says he has information that Verizon is not honoring its Fios buildout plan agreed upon three years ago with City Council.

04/12/2012

(Philadelphia city finance director Rob Dubow, left, and Councilman Bill Green.  Photo from City of Phila. TV)

Amid Plan To Revamp Philadelphia Property Assessments, Questions Of Higher Taxes

Mayor Nutter’s budget experts were in the hot seat as Philadelphia City Council opened hearings on Nutter’s plan to revamp the way property assessments are calculated in the city.

03/26/2012

(Philadelphia City Hall.  Credit: Timothy McLaughlin)

City Council Begins Hearings On Mayor Nutter’s Budget, Today

Today brings the start of two months of Philadelphia City Council hearings on Mayor Nutter’s new budget, and the process could get heated over Nutter’s plan to overhaul property assessments, while bringing in $90-million extra to the Philadelphia School District.

03/26/2012

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Mayor Nutter Plans On Vetoing ‘Wall Wrap’ Measure

Mayor Nutter plans on closing out the year by wielding his veto plan, nixing a plan for a large ‘wall wrap’ advertisement on a Center City building.

12/13/2011

(Firefighters' union Local 22 president Bill Gault, at lectern, gestures while addressing councilmembers in the City Council caucus room today.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Firefighters’ Union Asks City To Halt Mass Reassignment of Paramedics

“Anything you could do, we would greatly appreciate,” said Bill Gault, head of Firefighters Local 22, in a personal plea to City Council members.

12/08/2011

(Pedestrians walk in a traffic lane along South Penn Square.  A sign instructs pedestrians not to cross to Dilworth Plaza, where the area is fenced off.   Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Officials Eyeing Safer Pedestrian Practices During Dilworth Plaza Rebuild

Even though the signs read “Sidewalk Closed,” some pedestrians used to cutting through the plaza are choosing to walk in the street along the southwest corner.

12/07/2011

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