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City Council president Anna Verna -- surrounded by fellow councilmembers Jannie Blackwell, Bill Greenlee (hidden), and James Kenney -- reacts to applause in City Council chambers as she makes her retirement announcement.  Photo by Mike Dunn

City Council President Anna Verna Calling It Quits

Verna, 79, made the announcement on Monday that she will not return after her current term expires next January.


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Philadelphia Approves Higher Fines For Cigarette Sales To Minors

Merchants who sell cigarettes to teens under age 18 will now have to pay a $250 fine; the current penalty is $100.




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