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(Philadelphia health commissioner Dr. James Buehler, calling for the  end of additional exemptions to the Philadelphia smoking ban.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

City Moves Toward Closing Door on More Exemptions to Philadelphia’s Indoor Smoking Law

The 2007 smoking ban allowed for waivers under certain circumstances, under a compromise provision to secure passage. But bars have continued to ask for — and receive — exemptions.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

(Councilwoman Marian Tasco, at a hearing looking into the future of PGW.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Councilwoman Tasco Crows About Derailment of Nutter’s PGW Deal

Members of Philadelphia City Council today delivered a great big I-told-you-so to those who wanted the city to sell off the Philadelphia Gas Works.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/13/2015

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown File Photo (Credit: Mike Dunn)

City Officials Offer New Proposals Aimed At Combating Littering

A city councilwoman, along with the Nutter Administration, want Philadelphia to take a ‘Disneyland approach’ when it comes to litter.

03/13/2015

(Philadelphia city councilman Bobby Henon, in 2013 file photo.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Councilman Urges Continuation of Property-Tax-Hike Pause Button For Cases Under Appeal

Last year City Council and Mayor Nutter approved a bit of a break: if an appeal of a new assessment was not resolved by the time tax bills were due, owners could pay the original amount, then settle up when the appeal is later resolved.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/12/2015

(Former SRC chair Bill Green.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Recently Demoted SRC Chairman Drops Hints At Possible Run For Mayor

Bill Green has changed his party affiliation, and that could open the door to an independent run for mayor this fall.

03/12/2015

kenney ad

Labor-Backed PAC Begins Airing TV Ads Supporting Kenney For Philadelphia Mayor

The first television ad of the 2015 Philadelphia mayoral race is now airing, but it was not paid for by the candidate who is being promoted.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/11/2015

(Melissa Murray Bailey.  Photo provided)

Political Unknown Becomes GOP’s Only Candidate in Philadelphia Mayoral Race

When the deadline to submit nominating petitions passed Tuesday, only one person had submitted for the Republican mayoral nomination in the May 19th primary: Melissa Murray Bailey.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/11/2015

(Beth McConnell, of the Philadelphia Association of  of Community Development Corporations.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. City Council Moves Toward Regulation of Donation Drop Boxes

A City Council committee has approved what would be Philadelphia’s first regulations on those large donation bins you often see in store and shopping center parking lots.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/10/2015

(The Prince Music Theater, at Broad and Chestnut Streets.  Photo by KYW's André Bennett)

City Cultural Groups Ecstatic About Prince Theater’s New Owner

The theatre, on Chestnut Street near Broad, has a new lease on life, thanks in part to the Philadelphia Film Society.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/09/2015

(A driver negotiates past a formidable pothole on Fifth Street, north of Market, in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Mayor Nutter’s New Budget Boosts Spending On Repaving Philly Streets

Mayor Michael Nutter plans to boost by about one-quarter the number of miles of Philadelphia streets that will be repaved in the coming year. And the focus will be on smaller streets in the neighborhoods.

03/08/2015

(A body camera worn by an Evesham Township, NJ police officer.  File photo by Cleve Bryan/ CBS3)

Death of Philadelphia Officer Reinvigorates Experiment in Body-Worn Cameras

Officer Robert Wilson III was not wearing a video camera at the time of his murder, but he and other members of the 22nd District have been part of the police department’s initial testing of the technology.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/07/2015

(Mayor Nutter delivers his budget address to City Council.  Photo by KYW's Steve Tawa)

Nutter’s Proposed Budget Gets Tepid Reception Among Philadelphia Lawmakers

Nutter delivered his final budget to City Council by asking the lawmakers to hike property taxes 9.3 percent.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/05/2015

Mayor Michael Nutter. (File photo by Mike Dunn)

Mayor Nutter’s Next City Budget Will Include 9% Property Tax Hike

KYW Newsradio has learned that Mayor Nutter will propose a hefty increase in city property taxes in order to give the cash-starved Philadelphia School District an extra $100 million.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/04/2015

(Septa holds an open house to share route configuration concepts.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

SEPTA Seeks Public Input As It Unveils Possible Transit Route Reconfigurations

Among the ideas being talked about at this point, a Septa official says, is splitting the Route 23 bus line in half.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/03/2015

(File photo by KYW's Hadas Kuznits)

Regulators Pushing For Upgrades to Philadelphia’s Taxicab Fleet

The Parking Authority’s general counsel admits that taxi operators are likely to resist these changes, and will make their displeasure known as the proposals are opened to public comment.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/02/2015

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