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(Protesters hold signs as City Council discusses the Philadelphia School District plan.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

City Council Calls For Delay in Philadelphia School District’s Downsizing Plan

The debate within City Council chambers was heated.

01/24/2013

(Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, in file image from City of Phila. TV)

Group Sues Councilwoman Blackwell, Says She Targeted Them Unfairly

A West Philadelphia community group is suing the City of Philadelphia and Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell for moving the group out of a recreation center.

08/22/2012

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West Philly ‘Party and Health Fair For The Homeless’

Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell celebrated her birthday with the 15th annual “Party and Health Fair For The Homeless,” in West Philadelphia.

07/13/2012

(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

(Dr. William Hite, head of Prince George's County schools in Maryland, met with local parents, teachers, and community leaders at a town-hall style meeting.  Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Consensus Appears To Be Forming Around New Philadelphia Schools Superintendent

School Reform Commission could pick a new superintendent from its two finalists any day now. And City Council members are weighing in on the process.

06/29/2012

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Curtis Jones To Be Next Philadelphia City Council Majority Leader

Sources tell KYW Newsradio that freshman city councilman Curtis Jones, just elected to a second term, will become Council’s majority leader in January.

11/18/2011

(Councilman Darrell Clarke, photographed in City Council chambers last March.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Darrell Clarke On Track To Be Next Philadelphia City Council President

Philadelphia city councilman Darrell Clarke appears to have locked up enough support among his colleagues to be chosen as the next Council president, in January.

11/14/2011

(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

(Drexel University president John Fry accepts thank-you card from kids at the Powel Elementary School as principal Kimberly Ellerbee, left, looks on.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Drexel, Peco Give Million-Dollar Boost To Science Education in West Philadelphia Schools

Peco is giving $1 million over five years to boost the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (“STEM”) program in the Mantua and Powelton Village communities. Drexel University will provide the academics.

05/31/2011

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Philadelphia Primaries: High Stakes, Low Turnout

Five of the 17 Philadelphia City Council members are retiring and there is no shortage of candidates to replace them. Plus, Mayor Nutter faces a challenge from Milton Street.

05/17/2011

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Ayers: Brownouts Here To Stay, For Now

Philadelphia City Council wants to end the policy of rolling brownouts, but the Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers said they will stay in place.

04/12/2011

(City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell.)

Philadelphia Councilwoman Wants Prayer Allowed In Schools

Jannie Blackwell believes students should be free to pray alone or in groups, as long as the activity is not disruptive and does not infringe on the rights of others.

03/11/2011

PHA board chairman John Street says he has no intention to step down. (by KYW's Steve Tawa)

PHA Board Chairman Street Says He Won’t Resign

Going into today’s Philadelphia Housing Authority board special meeting, the PHA board chairman, former Mayor Street, was giving no indication that he’s willing to bail and resign at the request of HUD.

03/04/2011

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Council To Conclude 2010 Without DROP Resolution

City Council wraps up its 2010 legislative session today. And the end of the lawmakers work year brings no action from council on the mayor’s call for an end to the controversial DROP program.

12/16/2010

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Council Pokes Fun At ‘Christmas’ Controversy

This week’s City Hall controversy over the removal of the “Christmas Village” sign may be dying down a bit, but it prompted some good-natured joking at City Council’s meeting on Thursday.

12/03/2010

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