Dwight Evans

(Jim Kenney, at a March 31st mayoral forum at Central High School.  Image from PCNTV)

Politicial Analysts See A Kenney Endorsement As Signal That Some Issues Trump Race

Kenney, who is white, nabbed the endorsement of a group of African-American political leaders known as the Northwest Coalition over rival Anthony Wiliams, who is black.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/07/2015

(Philadelphia city councilwoman Marian Tasco, in her City Hall office.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Marian Tasco Announces Retirement From Philadelphia City Council

“I’ve decided that I will not seek re-election this year for City Council, for the 9th District,” Tasco told KYW Newsradio this morning.

01/13/2015

(Pa. senator-elect Art Haywood is proposing legislation that would require special prosecutors in cases where police use deadly force.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Freshman Pa. Legislator Proposes Special Prosecutors in Police Deadly-Force Cases

State senator-elect Art Haywood says his first action after he is sworn in to the Pennsylvania Senate on January 6th will be to introduce a bill that requires the state attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor whenever a suspect is killed by police.

12/19/2014

(Polo Food Market, 727 North 10th Street, now contains a "Fresh Corner" where fresh produce is offered.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

North Philadelphia Corner Stores Get Help Bringing Fresh Foods To Customers

“If you turn the corner store around, you will turn the neighborhood around,” Pa. state representative Dwight Evans said at the introduction of a pilot program in North Philadelphia.

09/19/2013

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Philadelphia Man Charged With Throwing Device At Office Of Pennsylvania Lawmaker

A Philadelphia man has been officially charged in connection with the throwing of a dangerous device at the campaign office of a Pennsylvania lawmaker Monday afternoon.

05/07/2013

(L-R:  Pa. state senator Vincent Hughes, city councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, Mayor Michael Nutter, Spectrum Health CEO Phyllis Cater, state rep Vanessa Lowrey Brown, and state rep Dwight Evans.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

Groundbreaking Held For New Health Center in West Philadelphia

The health center at 52nd and Haverford Avenue is owned and operated by Spectrum Health Service.

07/12/2012

(Capitol dome, Harrisburg, Pa.   File photo)

Evans Ousted From Democratic Leadership Post

In another blow to the city of Philadelphia’s clout in the state capitol, Dwight Evans is out after two decades as the top-ranking Democrat on the state House Appropriations Committee.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/17/2010

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Pennsylvania State House Democrats Face Leadership Battle

With state House Democrats in disarray after massive setbacks in last week’s election, Philadelphia’s Dwight Evans – the top Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee – is facing a challenge to his leadership post.

11/09/2010