Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown

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Councilwoman: ‘Yes Means Yes’ For Philly Colleges

A Philadelphia councilwoman wants the city’s colleges to adopt a “yes means yes” policy on sexual consent.

12/11/2014

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City Continues To Face Problem Of Illegal Dumping Of Trash

Philadelphia City Council plans to take a look at one of the longest-running issues facing the city: short dumping — the illegal dumping of trash on vacant lots or even sidewalks.

09/13/2014

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I-Team Investigation Sparks Action To Strengthen Oversight At Child Care Facilities

Because of our investigation into daycare centers, action is now being taken to strengthen oversight at hundreds of these facilities.

01/23/2014

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, in file photo. (credit: CBS)

Controversial Plan To Allow Advertising On Philadelphia Schools Put On Hold

City Council closed its 2013 legislative session with one key matter unresolved: whether to allow advertising on public school properties — to benefit the cash-starved district.

12/16/2013

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Analysis: The Democratic Convention In Charlotte

The convention story moves from Tampa to Charlotte.

09/02/2012

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Health Commissioner: City Not Cracking Down On Bake Sales

Philadelphia’s Health Commissioner assured worried city council members that inspectors have no plans to crack down on church or school bake sales.

05/01/2012

Richie McKeithen (right) and staff address Philadelphia City Council in April, 2011. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Reassessment Plan Prompts Council Concerns

Mayor Nutter’s plan to reassess every single property in Philadelphia came under the microscope during a City Council hearing, with lawmakers voicing concern that longtime residents may face ‘sticker shock’ at year’s end.

04/05/2012

(Philadelphia city councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, in 2011.  File photo from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Councilwoman Modifies Lead Paint Testing Bill To Address Critics

Politics as the art of compromise was very evident in Philadelphia City Council with the apparent resolution of a dispute over a plan to require more lead paint testing in rental buildings.

12/08/2011

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Lead-Based Paint Testing Rules Pass City Council Committee

In a nearly seven-hour hearing, Philadelphia landlords squared off against child health advocates, as a City Council committee approved a plan to require more testing for lead-based paint.

12/01/2011

(Philadelphia City Council chambers.  File photo)

Philadelphia City Council To Hold Hearing In Wake Of Tacony Dungeon Case

City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown says the hearing will not focus on the specifics of the Tacony basement case but rather the bigger picture of how mentally disabled children and adults are tracked in the city’s public welfare system.

10/31/2011

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Commission Of Parks And Recreation Releases Guidelines For Transferring Park Land

It’s now the law in Philadelphia – a set of guidelines on transferring any city park land into private hands.

04/16/2011

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