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(Philadelphia City Hall.  File photo by Tony Hanson)

City Council Tables Zoning Proposal For Massive Apartment Building In Eastwick

Many neighbors showed up in Council Chambers to express their concerns.

06/13/2012

(Councilman James Kenney, in file photo)

Philadelphia Lawmaker Wants To Tighten ‘Resign To Run’ Candidacy Rule

Councilman Jim Kenney wants voters to decide on a proposed change that would require candidates to resign from other elected offices before running in Philadelphia.

03/29/2012

(The Pennsylvania capitol, in Harrisburg.  File photo)

Pa. Speaker Wants To Suspend Special Elections In Wake of Block to Redistricting

The speaker of the Pennsylvania House is asking a federal court for guidance in the aftermath of a state Supreme Court ruling that has thrown elections for state legislative seats into chaos.

01/31/2012

(City Council president Darrell Clarke, on his first day in that position.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

New Philadelphia City Council President Inaugurates 2012 Legislative Session

Philadelphia City Council chambers were packed on Thursday morning as the lawmakers launched their 2012 legislative session.

01/26/2012

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Council Opens With New Leaders, New Members, Difficult Issues

When Philadelphia City Council convenes its 2012 legislative session this morning, it’ll have a very different look, with new leadership and six new members. But the biggest issues are anything but new.

01/26/2012

(City Council leaders meet with new incoming members in the Council caucus room in Philadelphia City Hall.  Credit:  Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia City Council Leaders Give Incoming Members An Insider’s View

Today was orientation day for six freshmen: they’re the six incoming members of Philadelphia City Council.

12/12/2011

Audenreid High School Senior Naheemah Salaam (in red) and State Rep. Kenyatta Johnson D-Phila on her right. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

State Rep Kenyatta Johnson’s ‘Have You Done It Yet’ Campaign Encourages Students To Apply For College Scholarships

The Peace Not Guns Caucus held its first annual “Have You Done It Yet” Awards Banquet at Yesha Banquet Hall on Thursday. The group honored students who decided to take control of their future.

12/09/2011

(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

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Community Leaders Speak Out Against Gun Violence In Point Breeze, Grays Ferry

A number of community leaders spoke at a press conference Friday afternoon to respond to the gun violence that has plagued the Point Breeze and Grays Ferry section of the city since mid-September.

10/01/2011

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Philadelphia Gun Violence Out Of Control

Police are working overtime following a rash of gun violence in Philadelphia in the past few days.

09/29/2011

(2nd District city council candidate Barbara Capozzi, center of photo, observes the start of the certification process by Philadelphia's acting city commissioners.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

2nd District City Council Election Decided By Absentee Ballots

A review of the paper ballots cast in Philadelphia’s primary election continues, but it appears that they will not affect the outcome of one close race.

05/24/2011

(The acting Board of Commissioners of Philadelphia.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Candidates’ Lawyers Battling Over Mailed-In Ballots That May Sway 2 Races

It will be next week at the earliest before the Philadelphia City Commission certifies the results of Tuesday’s primary elections.

05/20/2011

(2nd District city council candidate Barbara Capozzi, center of photo, observes the start of the certification process by Philadelphia's acting city commissioners.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

2 Philadelphia Races Hang In Balance As Primary Election Certification Process Begins

The official citywide count will begin on Friday, and continue over the weekend and through next Wednesday.

05/18/2011

(Photos provided.  Photo composite by Ed Fischer)

In Philadelphia Council District Primaries, Squilla and Henon Win

Mark Squilla and Bobby Henon appeared headed toward commanding victories in their respective Philadelphia City Council primary races.

05/17/2011

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Reward Offered For Arrest In Beating Of Community Activist

A group of state lawmakers and a civic organization in Philadelphia plans to offer a reward today, hoping to spark leads for police investigating the beating of a southwest Philadelphia community activist a week ago.

11/05/2010

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