Dennis O’Brien

Phila. Taxi Regulators Urged To Widen Access For HandicappedBut members of Philadelphia City Council found no easy answers.
Robbery Prompts City Council To Raise Awareness For Hearing DisabledPhiladelphia City Council is working to raise awareness about the barriers deaf and hard-of-hearing folks confront in their daily lives.
Families of Fallen Firefighters Back Measure To Deal With Vacant Phila. PropertiesDiane Neary, widow of Lt. Robert Neary, told reporters at City Hall that, if approved, the proposed legislation would help the city avoid further such tragedies.
Phila. Lawmakers Move Toward Allowing Advertising on School Buses and BuildingsPhiladelphia school district chief operating officer Fran Burns told Council's Rules Committee that passage of the bill doesn't guarantee that the district will follow through on putting ads in schools.
Philadelphia Lawmakers Authorize Mayor To Ban Guns in City Parks, Rec CentersEven the sponsor acknowledges the measure is likely to be challenged in court.
Ceremonial Groundbreaking Held For Philadelphia's New Tactical Police FacilityOfficials were there to break ground for the building which will be home to the police department's SWAT, bomb squad, and K-9 units.
Philadelphia Lawmaker Wants To Tighten 'Resign To Run' Candidacy RuleCouncilman Jim Kenney wants voters to decide on a proposed change that would require candidates to resign from other elected offices before running in Philadelphia.
Pa. Speaker Wants To Suspend Special Elections In Wake of Block to Redistricting The speaker of the Pennsylvania House is asking a federal court for guidance in the aftermath of a state Supreme Court ruling that has thrown elections for state legislative seats into chaos.
Election 2011: Lots Of Nerves On The Eve Of The ElectionIt's the day before Election Day and suburban candidates and city Republicans are making the most noise.
Rizzo Struggles Against 'DROP' For At-Large City Council RenominationPhiladelphia at-large city councilman Frank Rizzo Jr., was apparently having trouble in his re-election bid shaking the charge that he ran for another term despite having entered the city's controversial "DROP" pension program.