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Philly lawmaker seeks to revise curfew for minors during summer in response to gun violence

Curfew bill

Government

City Council pushes buyback plan to protect community gardens from sheriff's sales

City Council Community Gardens

Education

City Council votes to approve additional asbestos inspections for Philadelphia schools

School District Asbestos

Environment

Philadelphia would impose fees on developers who don't replace trees they cut down in effort to improve city canopy

Tree Canopy Bill City Council

Government

Philadelphia could impose heavier fines for illegal dumping as lawmakers push for more spending

Trash Dumping

Environment

Philadelphia parks drop in national ranking due to funding cuts caused by COVID-19 pandemic

Parks Ranking

Government

Philadelphia to build 1,000 affordable houses as part of new homeownership program

Neighborhood Preservation

Government

City Council pushes for more funding to address quality-of-life issues in underserved communities

Just Services Campaign

Government

City Council urges city, state leaders to declare state of emergency in Kensington

Kensington

Government

Philly lawmakers to consider bolstering police department in effort to fight crime

Community Policing

Government

Affordable housing complex dispute in University City underscores the impact of decades-long gentrification

University City Townhomes

Government

New bill could prohibit Philly from keeping Social Security benefits meant for foster children

City Hall Foster

Courts

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson's corruption trial to start next week

Kenyatta Johnson Trial

Government

Philly homeowners can stop unwanted property offers by joining online registry

Philly Do Not Solicit Registry

Education

Philadelphia could eliminate lead from drinking water in its schools by 2025

School District City Council Lead

Government

Philadelphia to provide emergency paid sick leave to workers with COVID-19 as city mandates are lifted

Sick Leave

Government

Philadelphia takes initial step towards creating nation's first municipal bank

Municipal Bank

Government

To protect Philly homes from rats, city may require developers to implement rodent management plans

Philly rat abatement law

Government

Philadelphia's emergency paid sick leave could soon return to aid workers being impacted by COVID-19

Emergency Paid Sick Leave

Environment

Some Philly neighborhoods bear an undue burden of environmental hazards; a new effort aims to change that

Philly Community Health Act

TV

City Council honors Quinta Brunson for capturing Philly's spirit in 'Abbott Elementary'

Abbott Elementary Quinta Brunson

Government

Bobby Henon resigns from City Council as sentencing for fraud conviction nears

Bobby Henon Resigns

Education

Philly councilmember, local unions seek to increase participation in skilled trade apprenticeship programs

Apprenticeship Guidebook

Government

Philly's Eviction Diversion Program will now be extended through the end of 2022

Eviction Diversion Program

Government

City leaders 'wholly disappointed' in Mayor's actions on gun violence, demand comprehensive plan

City Hall Gun Violence Letters

Government

Philly’s third-party food delivery services could soon have their fees capped at 15%

Philadelphia food delivery fees bill

Government

In wake of Bobby Henon's corruption conviction, Philly City Council considers revamping ethics rules

Darrell Clarke Ethics

Government

Outdoor dining setups to remain permanent in some areas of Philly with mayors approval

Outdoor dining bill Philadelphia

Crime

Mother of teen attacked on SEPTA subway calls for improved transit safety

SEPTA City Council

Government

In response to growing concerns, Philly releases map of asbestos removal projects in schools

SDP City Controller

Government

'Streeteries' could become permanent in some areas as city council advances bills

Government

Rat abatement ordinance aims to protect Philly homes from infestations

Rat Abatement City Council

Transportation

'Dynamic-priced parking' proposal would base Philly's meter rates on demand

Parking Philadelphia

Government

Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez reveals breast cancer battle

Maria Quinones-Sanchez

Environment

Frankford High School's new lab aims to prepare students for solar energy jobs

Solar Energy Lab

Government

Philly's rat problem is among the worst in the U.S., pest control company says

Philly Rats Orkin

Social Justice

Philly police soon will no longer pull drivers over for minor infractions

Philadelphia traffic stops

Government

Applications being accepted for Philadelphia's new police oversight commission

Philly police oversight commission

Government

Philly rec centers, playgrounds may get better security cameras in response to gun violence

Philly playgrounds shootings

Government

Philly may make the outdoor dining setups prompted by COVID-19 permanent fixtures

Outdoor Dining Philly Legislation

Government

Philadelphia to consider ranked-choice voting in city elections

City Council Voting

Government

Thousands of Philadelphia airport workers to receive pay bump

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