Philadelphia City Council

(US Rep. Bob Brady, in file photo.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Pa. Ruling Lets Law Firm Donate Services Without Limit To Mayoral Candidate

Back in 2007, then-candidate Bob Brady (in photo) faced a challenge from rival Tom Knox, and Brady racked up nearly a half-million dollars in legal fees.

12/21/2014

(Chris Christie chats with Jerry Jones in 2013 file photo.  Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Councilman Standing Firm For Calling Christie A ‘Fat [Expletive]’ On Twitter

Councilman Jim Kenney was fuming that Gov. Christie sat with the owner of the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field during Sunday night’s Eagles game.

12/15/2014

File photo of City Hall. (Credit: Paul Gluck)

City Council Praised For Taking A Stand Against ‘Notarios’ Defrauding Immigrants

They’re often called ‘notarios’ — scammers who demand thousands of dollars from new immigrants without any guarantee they can actually get them papers.

12/15/2014

(credit: Mike Dunn)

City Council Gets Gift Of Holiday Concert Performed By Adults With Intellectual Disabilities

The “Joybells” choir provided a festive note for city council members and staffers Thursday after the council adjourned for the year.

12/14/2014

(Former Philadelphia DA and current mayoral candidate Lynne Abraham speaks with reporters outside the City Council president's office in City Hall.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Mayoral Candidate Lynne Abraham Urges Another Try at PGW Sale

Abraham hand-delivered a letter to City Council president Darrell Clarke asking him to reconsider scheduling a hearing and inviting the private utility, UIL, back to the table.

12/11/2014

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

Phila. City Council Getting New, Compromise Paid Sick Leave Bill

After two mayoral vetoes, councilman-at-large Bill Greenlee will try, try again to make mandatory sick leave the law of the land in Philadelphia.

12/11/2014

(file photo) Frank Rizzo Junior (credit: Steve Tawa)

Frank Rizzo Jr. To Run For At-Large Seat On Philadelphia City Council As Democrat

Frank Rizzo Jr. says after three years on the sidelines, including switching parties last year, he wants to get back to tackling pressing issues.

12/11/2014

(credit: Cherri Gregg)

City CouncilHears of Rocky Results In DHS Outsourcing Of Child Welfare Cases

Philadelphia City Council held a public hearing on Wednesday to check on the progress of new DHS system of outsourcing child welfare cases to community agencies.

12/11/2014

(Nancy Winkler testifies before Philadelphia City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. City Council Presses Ahead With New Structure For L&I Oversight

Despite the plea for delay from the mother of a woman killed in the 2013 Market Street building collapse, the proposed charter change got City Council committee approval.

12/09/2014

(Members of Philadelphia City Council pose with students from the Neshaminy High School newspaper holding a City Council resolution in their honor.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. City Council Honors Neshaminy Students For Controversial Stand on Racial Epithet

The Neshaminy students at the center of the national controversy were front and center in City Council chambers, honored for their decision to ban the word “Redskin” in their school paper.

12/04/2014

(A billboard structure at Second and Race Streets, in Old City, adjacent to the Ben Franklin Bridge.  File photo by John McDevitt)

City Council Tries Again to Overhaul Philadelphia’s Billboard Regulations

It was in November of 2013 that a Council committee approved a top-to-bottom overhaul of billboard regulations. But, like many compromises, the measure left both activists and billboard companies unhappy and the measure was sidelined.

12/04/2014

Dr. Palak Raval-Nelson (center), director of Environmental Health Services for the city Health Department. (credit: Mike Dunn)

City Council Puts Bed Bug Problem Under Microscope

There was plenty of squirming in City Council chambers this morning, as lawmakers convened a hearing on the vexing problem of bed bugs.

12/03/2014

Zeoli Show Log 12.2.14

Rich explains why he is tired of talking about Ferguson. He talks to City Councilman David Oh about the stalled sale of PGW, Ryan Berk, who confronted a man impersonating a military veteran at the Oxford Valley Mall, and Karen Montgomery, whose son Shane went missing in Manayunk the night before Thanksgiving.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–12/02/2014

Zeoli Show Log 12.1.14

Rich discusses a case the Supreme Court will hear on speech rights, members of the St. Louis Rams demonstrating in solidarity with protesters in Ferguson, MO and the case of a student who went missing late Wednesday night.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–12/01/2014

Andrew Stober, chief of staff in the Mayor's Office of Transportation.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. City Council Moves Forward on Controversial 20-Year Deal For Bus Shelters, Advertising

Andrew Stober, chief of staff in the Mayor’s Office of Transportation, says Titan Advertising will build 300 more bus shelters and share ad revenue with the City of Philadelphia.

12/01/2014

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