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Politics

Philly councilmember to deliver Working Families Party response to President Biden's State of the Union address

Nicolas O'Rourke State of the Union

Government

Casino-like 'skill games' targeted in controversial City Council legislation

Skill game ban City Council

Government

City Council's majority leader wants to investigate the Office of Homeless Services

Katherine Gilmore Richardson council at large

Development

76ers have gathered 30,000 signatures backing their Center City arena proposal

76ers Arena Signatures

Government

Mayor Cherelle Parker delivers hopeful message at inauguration, says 'it's on us' to change Philly

Mayor Charelle Parker inauguration

Government

Kenyatta Johnson takes over as president of Philadelphia City Council

kenyatta johnson council president

Government

Philly's ski mask ban became law last week, but there are questions about its effect — and its constitutionality

City Council ski mask law

Business

Fishtown food trucks can stay for now after City Council vote on bill to ban them is delayed

Fishtown Food Trucks

2023 Election

Working Families Party candidates win Philly City Council's at-large seats over Republicans

City Council 2023 election

Government

Philly hospitals would be unable to remove sick immigrants from U.S. without consent under proposed law

Medical Deportation Philly

Government

Supervised injection sites barred in most Philly neighborhoods after City Council overrides Jim Kenney's veto

Supervised Injection Site Law

Government

Mayor Kenney to veto bill that prohibits supervised injection sites in most parts of Philly

Supervised Injection Site Veto

Government

City Council calls for hearing on 911 response times in aftermath of Kingsessing mass shooting

911 call times

Social Justice

Philly residents wrongly convicted of crimes would be compensated under new proposal

Wrongly Convicted Philly

Development

76ers arena legislation will be drafted, councilmember says, but when it'll be introduced is uncertain

Sixers arena Squilla

Government

City Council moves to prohibit supervised injection sites in most of Philadelphia

Overdose Prevention Sites City Council

Government

N.J. increases penalties for 'boom parties,' cars playing loud music

Government

Philly's prison system needs new oversight board to fix staffing problems, overcrowding, councilmember says

Prison Oversight Proposal

Government

Philly to purchase 91 community gardens, protecting them from sheriff's sale

Community Gardens Purchased

Government

Philly considers banning ski masks on public property

Ski masks ban

Government

To deter illegal street racing, Philly should impose $2,000 fines and seize vehicles, councilmember says

Street Racing Bill

Government

Temple University should include North Philly community in its new safety plan, proposed City Council resolution says

Temple University Public Safety

2023 Election

Cindy Bass narrowly wins Democratic primary in City Council's 8th District

Cindy Bass wins 8th District primary

2023 Election

Results for every Philadelphia City Council race in Tuesday's primary election

City Council Primary Election 2023

Government

Breastfeeding mothers need more spaces to feed their babies and pump milk, Philly councilmember says

Government

City Council legislative package aims to save affordable housing properties from expiring contracts

People's Preservation Package

Education

A sixth Philadelphia school closed after asbestos exposure, City Council wants independent oversight of buildings

Universal Vare School asbestos

Government

Philly to install more than 100 security cameras to create 'safety net' around city rec centers

Security Cameras Philadelphia

2023 Election

Derek Green exits race for Philadelphia mayor

Derek Green Campaign Suspended

Government

North Philly block to be renamed after slain Temple University police officer

Christopher Fitzgerald Street

Government

Proposal for public safety director to appear on ballot after City Council overrides mayor's veto

Public Safety Director Veto

Courts

Ex-City Councilmember Bobby Henon sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for bribery conviction

Bobby Henon sentencing

Government

City Council President Darrell Clarke will not seek re-election

Darrell Clarke Retire

Government

Proposed public safety director would oversee Philly's gun violence response

Public Safety Director

Government

As Pa. enters 14th year without minimum wage hike, Philly wants to raise its own rates

Philadelphia Minimum Wage

Government

Philly votes to expand protections for abortion seekers, medical providers in wake of Supreme Court ruling

Government

West Philly rec center to be renamed after worker who was fatally shot there in September

Tiffany Fletcher Recreation Center

Crime

To curtail catalytic converter thefts, Philly may fine scrapyards that buy stolen car parts

Government

Proposal would change Philadelphia's residency requirements for civil service jobs

Civil service residency requirement

Politics

Former Councilmember Allan Domb officially joins race for Philly mayor

Allan Domb Mayoral Run

Government

Philadelphia City Council abortion legislation advances towards passage

2022 Election

Four Democrats breeze to wins in Philly City Council special elections

Second At-large City Council special election

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