Jannie Blackwell

City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell (Credit: CBS3)

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

City Council to Revisit Fire Department Brownouts

Mayor Nutter’s controversial plan to save money with one-day, rolling closures of fire stations throughout the city will be the subject of a City Council hearing this fall.

09/20/2010

Housing Boss Greene Takes Leave of Absence

The embattled director of the Philadelphia Housing Authority is taking a leave of absence from his job — saying “stress” is to blame for him falling behind on personal financial matters.

08/18/2010

Housing Authority Director Still MIA

    Embattled PHA director Carl Greene apparently has no plans to show up for work today.  No one seems to have heard from Greene since published reports that a bank was foreclosing on his condo.

08/18/2010

Free Lunch for the Needy Today at Phila. City Hall

Philadelphia city councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and the Philadelphia Housing Authority teamed up today to offer a free  banquet outside City Hall to those who needed it most.

07/16/2010

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