Kenyatta Johnson

(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

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

Phila. City Council Eyes Threat of Guns Made Using 3-D Printers

It may sound like science fiction, but Philadelphia City Council is considering whether to regulate 3-D printers because the technology allows do-it-yourselfers to use the devices to manufacture a working firearm.

11/07/2013

(A vacant lot on Delaware Avenue in South Philadelphia.  File photo)

Philly Councilman Says Gate Locks Shouldn’t Stop Cleanup Crews

“People have the right to live in a clean neighborhood,” says Second District Councilman Kenyatta Johnson.

10/10/2013

(Credit: Tim Jimenez)

South Philly Job Fair, Called ‘Disorganized’ By Some, Draws Hundreds

Councilman Johnson, the organizer, says the event wasn’t disorganized but added that the huge number of attendees is an unfortunate sign of the times.

04/26/2013

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

Councilman’s Plan Would Help Homeowners Hardest Hit By Property Tax Overhaul

Second District councilman Kenyatta Johnson says his district is among those that will be hardest hit by the move to the so-called Actual Value Initiative (“AVI”).

02/21/2013

(An artist's rendering of the site of the planned apartment complex in Southwest Philadelphia.  Credit: Pennoni Associates)

Councilman Pulls Support For Controversial Eastwick Housing Project

The Korman Company had hoped to build a $100-million development in the Eastwick neighborhood — fifty-one, two-story buildings, for a total of 722 apartments.

11/29/2012

(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

file photo (credit: Tim McLaughlin)

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

point breeze shooting

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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