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(Democratic mayoral candidate Lynne Abraham and presumed GOP nominee Melissa Murray Bailey, who is unopposed, arrive to vote at the same time in Society Hill.   Photo by Tim Jimenez)

Few Poll Problems, Light Turnout Through Most of Election Day in Phila.

Deputy city commissioner Fred Voigt estimated turnout as of 5pm in the 30-percent range.

05/19/2015

(Philadelphia City Council chambers.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

At-Large Seats Among Contested Phila. City Council Races

In addition to candidates for mayor, Philadelphia voters today are also choosing their party’s nominees for all 17 seats on City Council.

05/19/2015

(Philadelphia mayoral candidates Jim Kenney, Anthony Williams, and Lynne Abraham, at a forum at Central High School in March.  Images from PCN TV)

Mayor’s Race Tops Highlighted Contests in Philadelphia Primary

Today’s primary election has the parties choosing not only nominees for mayor, but for all 17 seats on City Council.

05/19/2015

(Prisons commissioner Louis Giorla testifies before Philadelphia City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Purchase of Land For a New Prison in NE Philly Gets Committee Nod

Prisons commissioner Louis Giorla said the site, on State Road, is both close to other city prisons and far from residential areas.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

(Nutter chief of staff Everett Gillison testifies about the administration's plan to consolidate the city's 911 and 311 call centers.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Lawmaker Nixes Vote on Consolidation of 311 and 911 Call Centers

The mayor’s chief of staff, Everett Gillison, was testifying at a hearing to consider the administration’s plan to consolidate the 911 and 311 centers at the old Quartermaster Depot, at 20th and Oregon.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/11/2015

(Michele Rovinsky-Mayer, associate vice president and Title IX coordinator of Drexel University, testifies before Philadelphia City Council's education committee.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Area Schools Want To Make It Easier to Pursue Campus Sex Assault Cases

Supporters say the concept, nicknamed “Yes Means Yes,” will allow a sex assault case to move forward even if the alleged victim didn’t explicity say “no.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/09/2015

(A flyer urges a "yes" vote on ballot question #3 on May 19th in Philadelphia.)

Officials Urging Passage of Charter Change To Widen Multi-Language Access To Phila. Services

A new voter education campaign has kicked off to encourage Philadelphia voters to approve question #3 on the May 19th ballots.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/07/2015

(The Airbnb.com web site, showing rentals available in Philadelphia.)

Philadelphia Proposing 8½-Percent Tax on Airbnb-Style Room Rentals

The Nutter administration has authored a measure that for the first time applies the city’s existing hotel tax to Airbnb-type rentals.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/07/2015

(Voting machines at a warehouse in Philadelphia.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

City Council President Delays Purchase of New Voting Machines

Darrell Clarke says the money is better spent on aging police and fire stations.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/06/2015

(City Council at-large candidate Allan Domb.  Image provided by campaign)

Limits on City Council At-Large Campaigns Now Doubled After One Candidate Ups His Own Ante

Donation limits on all the candidates have now been doubled because real estate businessman Allan Domb has spent more than $250,000 of his own money promoting his campaign.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/06/2015

(Nutter meets with principal Dana Jenkins, second from right, and parents at Roxborough High.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Mayor Nutter Visits City Schools To Highlight Importance of Education Funding

Nutter has begun a series of school visits he hopes will highlight the unique programs that would benefit from an increase in city and state funding.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/05/2015

(Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia Courts Want Extra $1.2 Million To Expand Monitoring With GPS

Newer models that use GPS technology to keep track of the location of the wearer, inside the home or out, are being tested in Philadelphia Family Court.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/05/2015

(A billboard structure at Second and Race Streets, in Old City, adjacent to I-95 and the Ben Franklin Bridge.  File photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia City Council Rescinds New Billboard Law After PennDOT Pushback

The recall comes after the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that it is revoking the city’s ability to regulate billboards along major Philadelphia roadways.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/30/2015

(City councilman Mark Squilla, right, questions  deputy streets commissioner Michael Carroll, left, during a Streets Department budget hearing.  Images from City of Phila. TV)

As Crews Grapple with Philadelphia’s Pothole Epidemic, City Lawmakers Have Questions

Philadelphia’s pothole epidemic dominated discussion at a City Council hearing this past week.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/26/2015

(The main entrance to the Gallery, at Ninth and Market Streets.  File photo by KYW's Ian Bush)

Councilman Backs Tens of Millions in Tax Breaks For Gallery Owners

First District councilman Mark Squilla, whose district includes the mall, agreed to introduce a package of bills that includes the tax break, known as “Tax Incremental Financing” (TIF).

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/23/2015

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