Denny O’Brien

(Spoiled food headed for composting.  File photo by Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images)

City Council OKs Measure To Allow Restaurants To Recycle Scraps For Composting

Council approved a bill that gives restaurants the option of using a separate dumpster just for food waste that would be turned into compost.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(Phil Bresee testifies before Philadelphia City Council's Streets and Services Committee.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Lawmakers Move Ahead With Plan To Encourage Restaurants to Compost Their Garbage

A bill before City Council “would allow food establishments to get a dumpster for recycling and composting of food waste,” explains Phil Bresee, recycling director for the Streets Department.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/10/2015

(Jackie Gallagher.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. City Council Hears of Struggle in Autism Community To Obtain Appropriate Services

Among those testifying was attorney Jackie Gallagher, whose third child, Jack, was diagnosed with autism at age 18 months.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/02/2015

(Philadelphia city councilman Denny O'Brien tells city budget director Rebecca Rhynhart the city should stop fighting the firefighters' contract arbitration award.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Lawmakers Press Nutter Administration To Stop Blocking Fire Contract

Their frustration was evident in a speech made at the hearing by at-large councilman Denny O’Brien (at left in photo).

05/08/2013

(City Council president Darrell Clarke, on his first day in that position.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

New Philadelphia City Council President Inaugurates 2012 Legislative Session

Philadelphia City Council chambers were packed on Thursday morning as the lawmakers launched their 2012 legislative session.

01/26/2012

file photo (credit: Tim McLaughlin)

Council Opens With New Leaders, New Members, Difficult Issues

When Philadelphia City Council convenes its 2012 legislative session this morning, it’ll have a very different look, with new leadership and six new members. But the biggest issues are anything but new.

01/26/2012

(Philadelphia City Hall.  File photo by Tony Hanson)

Some City Council Races Wrap Quickly; Not So, At-Large GOP Seat

In Philadelphia, where Democratic registrations outpace Republicans by a 6-1 margin, several City Council races wrapped up quickly on Election Night.

11/08/2011