Kenyatta Johnson

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Second Casino License For Philadelphia Awarded to Stadium Complex Project

LIVE! Hotel & Casino received the second casino license in Philadelphia.

11/18/2014

(City councilman Kenyatta Johnson, in file photo.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Realistic Toy Guns Have City Council Members Concerned

Philadelphia City Council will consider a ban on the sale of toy guns that look all too real.

09/26/2014

File photo of the South Philadelphia Water Main Break. (Credit: CBS3)

City Councilman Introduces Bill To Reimburse South Phila. Residents For 2012 Water Main Break

It took more than two years and the intervention of a judge for residents affected by the 2012 water main break to receive damages from the city. But because the city’s liability is capped at $500,000 under state law, the homeowners ended up being compensated for only about two thirds of their damages.

09/21/2014

A BB gun modeled after an assault rifle. (Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

City Councilman Wants To Shut Down Stores Selling BB Guns To Minors

A Philadelphia lawmaker wants the city to wield a bigger hammer against stores that sell BB guns to minors.

09/14/2014

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Philadelphia Basketball Competition Helps Kids Get Ready For School

The inaugural “Ultimate Back 2 School Basketball Challenge” was held Saturday in Southwest Philadelphia.

08/30/2014

(The Anthony Wayne Housing Project, Phase II.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Once A Vacant School Building, Now Senior Housing In Point Breeze

Conversion of the historic Anthony Wayne School building, at 28th and Morris Streets, began ten years ago, when $5.5 million in tax credits and city funding helped convert the school into 36 units of affordable housing.

07/16/2014

(City councilman Kenyatta Johnson, in file photo.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Councilman Under Fire For Calling His Group A “Non-Profit”

This past week the website “AxisPhilly” reported that Councilman Kenyatta Johnson’s group “Peace Not Guns” had been described for years as a 501(c) non-profit agency but it never in fact applied for federal certification as a non-profit.

06/09/2014

(US Rep. Bob Brady, in file photo.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Rep. Bob Brady Denies Involvement In Alleged Traffic Ticket Fixing

U.S. Congressman Bob Brady is denying that he ever tried to get traffic tickets fixed for friends or supporters.

05/30/2014

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Protestors Demand Safety Hearings Following Port Richmond Train Derailment

Nearly 80 protesters held signs near 17th and Market Streets outside of Philadelphia Energy Systems Thursday.

04/10/2014

(CSX vice president Quintin Kendall testifies at a City Council hearing on the January 20th derailment.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

After Derailment, Railroad Official Defends Phila. Bridge Maintenance

CSX officials today told a City Council committee that despite a January freight train derailment on a bridge over the Schuylkill River, the aging bridge itself is safe.

03/12/2014

File Photo of a dog playing in the snow. (Credit: TG Nichols)

Leaving Dogs Outside In Freezing Cold Could Become Illegal In Philadelphia

City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson says in the wake of this difficult and bitterly cold winter, he’s hearing from residents about neighbor’s dogs being left outside:

02/09/2014

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Folks March Against Gun Violence In Philadelphia

One of the Martin Luther King Day events taking place Monday was a rally and safety walk against gun violence in Southwest Philadelphia.

01/20/2014

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Proposed Bill Gives L&I Crews Authority To Break Padlocks To Clean Vacant Lots

Second District Councilman Kenyatta Johnson says L&I’s efforts to clean up unsightly vacant lots are stymied because absentee owners lock them.

12/14/2013

(Tracey Jordan, left, testifies before the Rules Committee of Philadelphia City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

City Council Wrestling With Expanding Problem of Auto Shops in Residential Areas

Tracey Jordan of Southwest Philadelphia (left) says auto shops are popping up all over that section of the city — on residential blocks.

12/03/2013

(A plastic pistol and the 3D printer used to make it.  File photo by Robert MacPherson/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Phila. City Council Bans Using 3-D Printers To Make Guns

3-D printers create physical objects by depositing layer upon layer of a plastic substance that hardens. And they are coming down in price.

11/21/2013

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