Curtis Jones

(US Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson, in file photo by Alex Wong/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Welcoming Homeland Security Chief With Pitch For 2016 DNC Security Funding

In past years, the feds have given cities that host political conventions upwards of $50 million for security.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/14/2015

(Gov. Tom Wolf chats with students at the West Philadelphia campus of Community College of Philadelphia.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

In West Philadelphia, Gov. Wolf Urges More State Investment in Education

The governor spoke to automotive tech students on the west regional campus of Community College of Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/01/2015

(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

Zeoli Show Log 2.9.15

Rich examined President Obama’s statement that the media overstates the terrorist threat, ISIS recruited home grown terrorists, and the latest surrounding the Brian Williams controversy. He also talked to Jay Michaelson from the Daily Beast, Author Damon Root, and Dr. Damon Centola from the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–02/09/2015

(David Fattah, left, and Philadelphia councilman Curtis Jones, right, listen as Ivana Lash talks about the "I Love Philly" Day on Saturday.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Plans a Promotional ‘I Love Philly’ Afternoon, on Valentine’s Day, in Love Park

Ivana Lash, 16, a junior at Parkway Center City High School, says too many people in Philadelphia only see negativity.

02/09/2015

Zeoli Show Log 2.5.15

Rich discussed NBC News Anchor Brian Williams being exposed lying about a story from Iraq in 2003, body builders drinking breast milk, and a man sent to prison after his son shot a playmate.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–02/05/2015

(File photo: a flyer seeking information on Shane Montgomery, whose body was later found in the Schuylkill River.  Credit: CBS3)

Phila. Councilman Thinks All Bars Should Have External Security Cams To Track Exiting Patrons

Councilman Curtis Jones’ district includes the neighborhood of Manayunk, where Shane Montgomery died last fall after leaving a bar on Main Street.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/05/2015

Councilman Curtis Jones File Photo (Credit: CBS3)

City Council Set To Hold Hearing On Ebola Preparation In Philadelphia

How well is this region prepared to cope with an Ebola outbreak? Philadelphia City Council holds a hearing this afternoon to find out.

10/16/2014

Councilman Curtis Jones File Photo (Credit: CBS3)

Philadelphia Lawmakers Plan Hearing On Whether Local Officials Are Prepared For Ebola Threat

The Ebola crisis is prompting Philadelphia City Council to plan a hearing on this region’s ability to respond to a pandemic.

10/09/2014

(Photo by Pat Loeb)

NAACP Philadelphia Chapter Urges Wider Participation in Coming Elections

“We have roughly 40 days before one of the most important elections in the state will take place,” said NAACP local vice president Rodney Muhammad.

09/25/2014

(Councilman Curtis Jones speaks with reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Phila. Councilman Revives Push For an Independent Police Review Board

Philadelphia City Council opened its fall session today with one controversial matter front and center: whether to put more teeth into the civilian panel that studies cases of police misconduct.

09/11/2014

(Councilmembers met this week behind the closed doors of Council President Clarke's office.   Photo by Mike Dunn)

Phila. City Council Is Ignoring Sunshine Laws, Watchdog Group Says

Council president Darrell Clarke (photo) says the meetings didn’t fall under the requirements of the state’s Sushine Laws. The head of the Pennsylvania Freedom of Information Coalition begs to differ.

06/08/2014

(Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke, chairing a session at which a revised plan for funding Philadelphia's public schools was introduced.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Lawmakers Add a ‘Plan B’ To Philadelphia Schools Funding Measure

City Council president Darrell Clarke has decided to play it safe, adding a fallback provision to his plan to send sales tax proceeds to the cash-starved school district.

05/22/2014

(City Council president Darrell Clarke, shortly after his school funding plan was introduced.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

‘Compromise’ School Funding Bill Aired in Phila. City Council

The Philadelphia school funding crisis was coming to a head in City Council as the Council president introduced a bailout plan that neither the mayor, state lawmakers, nor school advocates are likely to embrace.

05/15/2014

(Parking meters in Manayunk.  File photo by KYW's Steve Tawa)

Rate Hike Proposed For Philadelphia Parking Meters

None of this affects the core of center city and University City, where multi-space kiosks are used rather than the old-style meters.

03/20/2014

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