Mike Dunn

(File photo: a flyer seeking information on Shane Montgomery, whose body was later found in the Schuylkill River.  Credit: CBS3)

Phila. Councilman Thinks All Bars Should Have External Security Cams To Track Exiting Patrons

Councilman Curtis Jones’ district includes the neighborhood of Manayunk, where Shane Montgomery died last fall after leaving a bar on Main Street.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/05/2015

(Credit: CBS 3)

City Official: Donation Bins Getting Out Of Control In Philadelphia, Must Be Regulated

Councilwoman Cindy Bass today will propose what would be the first ever city regulations covering those large donation bins you see in parking lots and alleys throughout Philadelphia.

02/05/2015

(Former Philadelphia city councilman Jim Kenney, at lectern, announces his candidacy for mayor.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Jim Kenney Makes It Official: He’s Running For Mayor of Philadelphia

The “Kenney for Mayor” campaign kicked off by renting the mayor’s reception room and then packing it with supporters.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/04/2015

(credit: CBS3)

Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Advances With Nutter’s Support

Mandatory paid sick leave is now one step closer to becoming the law in Philadelphia after a city council committee gave unanimous approval to the plan.

02/03/2015

(Jackie Gallagher.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. City Council Hears of Struggle in Autism Community To Obtain Appropriate Services

Among those testifying was attorney Jackie Gallagher, whose third child, Jack, was diagnosed with autism at age 18 months.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/02/2015

(File photo by KYW's Ed Fischer)

Board That Will Rule On Philly Water Rates About To Become Reality

A long-planned overhaul of how water rates are set in Philadelphia is about to finally become reality.

02/01/2015

(Councilman Jim Kenney had to be coaxed to speak from the Council president's platform as he announced his resignation from City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Jim Kenney Ends 23-Year Career as Councilman, Ahead of Mayoral Run

Kenney –- first elected in 1991 — choked up at times as he bid his fellow councilmembers farewell.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

The National Rifle Association logo is seen at their headquarters.  (Credit:  PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

As Battle With NRA Looms, City Scales Back Its Gun Laws

Deputy chief solicitor Richie Feder said removing those old laws will allow the city to better defend its more recent gun restrictions.

01/29/2015

(File photo provided)

Jonathan Saidel Decides Against 2015 Run for Philadelphia Mayor

“There are enough people running that people can make a wise choice,” he said.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/26/2015

(City Council president Darrell Clarke, at the PGW hearing.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Council President Pitches “Super” Idea To Get Universities To Offer More Support To Cash-Strapped Schools

Council President Darrell Clarke is pitching what he thinks is a super idea, getting local universities to offer more support to cash-starved public schools. Clarke, in fact, has named the program “SUPER.”

01/25/2015

(Councilman Jim Kenney.  File image from City of Phila. TV)

Councilman Jim Kenney Nearing Decision on Philadelphia Mayoral Run

Kenney spent much of today holed up in his City Council office, making what an aide described as “personal calls.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/23/2015

(The Pennsylvania Convention Center, with Philadelphia City Hall in the background. File photo by Randall E. Scott)

2016 Democratic Convention Will Be Late July, But in Philadelphia or Elsewhere?

The “when” is settled. Still unknown is the “where.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/23/2015

(File photo: Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke speaks to reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Clarke Says Council Will Continue To Cooperate With Mayor Nutter

City Council President Darrell Clarke says council has every intention of working with Mayor Nutter this year.

01/23/2015

(Councilman Bill Greenlee.  File image from City of Phila. TV)

Sponsor Of Plan For Mandatory Paid Sick Leave In Philadelphia Says He Can Override Veto By Nutter

Next week will bring yet another city council debate over the controversial idea of mandatory paid sick leave in Philadelphia, and the sponsor of the plan now says he has the votes needed to override what could be a third veto by Mayor Nutter.

01/23/2015

(City Council president Darrell Clarke, far right, faces the news media in City Council chambers.  Photo by KYW's Steve Tawa)

Councilman Kenney Still Weighing Mayoral Run as Council President Reaffirms He’s Out

“Bunch of e-mails, bunch of phone calls, wanting to know if I was announcing that I was getting back in the race,” he began.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

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