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(Councilman Jim Kenney, left, and deputy mayor Alan Greenberger, right, during City Council hearing.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

City Council Presses Nutter Administration Over Cost of Foreign Trips

Councilman Jim Kenney was among those questioning deputy maoyr Alan Greenberger about the value of Mayor Nutter’s taxpayer-funded overseas trips.

04/02/2014

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Councilman Kenney Says More Money Should Go Toward Fire House Maintenance

Councilman James Kenney is an avid visitor to Penn’s Landing, but he had difficulty squaring the Nutter Administration’s $8-million in planned improvements on the waterfront, compared to just over $3-million in capital money this year to fix up fire stations.

03/26/2014

(File photo: Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke speaks to reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Tussling Over Love Park Plan as City Council OKs Sale of Underground Garage

Council president Darell Clarke is voicing opposition to a councilman’s plan that would let skateboarders back in an area of the park once the makeover is finished.

03/13/2014

(Philadelphia director of public safety Michael Resnick testifies before a City Council committee about ICE holds.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Lawmakers See Good News In Nutter’s Plan To End ‘ICE Holds’

Michael Resnick, Philadelphia’s director of public safety, says the only exceptions will be where an individual is convicted of a serious felony.

03/12/2014

Stigall Show Log 3.11.14

Chris discusses the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the controversial case of boobies bracelets, a bill introduced in Philadelphia City Council to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana, and John McCain’s appearance on David Letterman’s show. He talks to Rutgers Professor Dr. Rudy Bell about his objection to Condoleezza Rice delivering their commencement address and CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin about he appearance at the National Constitution Center.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–03/11/2014

(Philadelphia city councilman James Kenney, in file photo.)

Phila. Councilmembers Weigh Changes To City’s Marijuana Laws

Councilman James Kenney notes that there were 4,200 arrests last year in Philadelphia involving people with small amounts of pot.

03/10/2014

Wells Fargo Center (credit: Bruce Bennett/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Keeps Itself In Running For 2016 Democratic Convention

Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter has sent a letter to the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee expressing interest in hosting the party’s 2016 national convention.

02/27/2014

(In Philadelphia City Council chambers, councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sanchez, at lectern, discussed Philadelphia's policy of cooperting with ICE.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Hearing Sought Before Nutter Modifies ICE Cooperation Agreement

Now, when Philadelphia police stop an undocumented immigrant for even a minor offense, officers will enter the person’s information into a database shared with federal immigration authorities.

02/20/2014

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Councilman Wants Renovated Love Park To Include a Skate Park

Councilman Jim Kenney suggested that the renovation of Love Park include a section for skateboarders, who once flocked there from around the world.

02/19/2014

FILE PHOTO: Salt trucks out in full force (credit: Paul Kurtz)

Phila. Councilman Wants Hearing On Road Salt Dangers and Misuse

City councilman Jim Kenney has a long list of concerns about how the Streets Department uses salt during snowstorms. Topping the list is whether road salt poses serious health hazards to dogs or small children.

02/08/2014

(Philadelphia fleet manager Christopher Cocci listens to a question during a City Council hearing.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Following September Blaze, Phila. Officials Probe Condition of City’s Fire Vehicles

Councilmembers questioned the city’s fleet manager, Christopher Cocci, concerning the September blaze that heavily damaged a firehouse at 4th and Arch Streets.

12/04/2013

(Frank Rizzo Jr., in file photo)

Frank Rizzo Jr. On Verge of Announcing Run For Phila. Mayor — As a Democrat

Meanwhile, former Philadelphia DA Lynne Abraham is close to declaring that she will also be a candidate.

11/15/2013

(Fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers, public safety director Mike Resnick, and human resources director Albert D'Attilio testify for the Nutter administration at a City Council hearing.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Administration Officials Grilled Over Rescinded Firefighter Promotions

City officials defended the move, saying the firefighters accepted the promotions with the knowledge they could be rescinced if the Nutter administration got a favorable court ruling.

10/30/2013

(Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers, right, testifies before City Council in April 2013.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Fire Commissioner Will Testify At Council Hearing On Rescinded Promotions

Councilman Jim Kenney is holding the hearing on the latest career turn of fourteen firefighters who were demoted after being promoted.

10/29/2013

(City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell.)

Dom Talks With Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell About ‘People’s History’ In Philly Schools

Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell was happy to bring the proposal before City Council, saying, “It’s because it’s such a candid book. Howard Zinn is a person who has been a civil rights fighter during his whole adult life.”

10/24/2013

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