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Government

New ordinance requires School District of Philadelphia to install water fountains with lead filtration by 2025

Philly schools lead water

Courts

Mistrial declared in Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson's corruption charges trial

Kenyatta Johnson Trial Verdict

Environment

Homeowners in Philadelphia can now lease, install solar panels with no upfront cost

Solar Panels Solarize Philly

Government

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

Bobby Henon Resigns

Government

Philadelphia's ban on pre-hire marijuana testing will take effect in the new year

Marijuana Use

Government

Victorian buildings in Roxborough get protection while Philadelphia Historical Commission considers designation

Roxborough victorian historic preservation

Environment

Philly councilmember joins EPA's Local Government Advisory Committee

Katherine Gilmore-Richardson EPA

Crime

Grant applications open for Philadelphia anti-violence organizations on Friday

Anti-Violence grant applications open

Government

City Council bill streamlines youth curfew, removes punitive fines for violations

Philadelphia youth curfew

Government

Philly City Council votes to stiffen penalties against dirt bike riders

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Government

City councilmembers propose anti-violence initiative that would create jobs for youth, extend rec center hours

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Government

Philly may incentivize COVID-19 vaccines by offering $50 utility credits

Social Justice

One year later: Philadelphia commemorates George Floyd's legacy

George Floyd Anniversary

Government

Philadelphia Police Department will ask for more funding, citing cost to continue Taser rollout

Police Philly Tasers

Marijuana

Bill outlawing pre-hire marijuana tests up for vote in Philly City Council

Marijuana pre-employment drug test

City Council

City Council may reinstate paid sick leave for Philly workers affected by COVID-19

City Council Paid Leave

Government

Philadelphia's Eviction Diversion Program has been extended into 2021

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Restaurants

City Council passes six-month eviction moratorium on restaurants to keep industry afloat amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Government

Philadelphia accelerates plan to get Tasers for police; Kenney to make proposal next week

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Government

New City Council bill pushes for preservation of Philadelphia's murals

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Government

City Council introduces legislation aimed at protecting laid off hospitality workers

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Police

Philly police union sues city over reform bill that requires public hearings on contracts

philly police union lawsuit

Government

FOP's McNesby dismisses City Council's police reform bills as 'meaningless'

philly police reform bills

Legislation

Philly passes bill to protect workers who report COVID-19 violations

Philadelphia essential workers

Government

Philadelphia proposes cutting $33 million from police department, implementing reform

Philadelphia police budget

Police

Philadelphia pledges major police reform, eliminates department's proposed budget increase

Philly council defund police

Illness

Is Philly prepared for a coronavirus outbreak? City Council to examine emergency plans at hearing

Coronavirus philadelphia emergency plan

Government

City Council releases plan to reduce poverty across Philly by 25%

Philadelphia poverty reduction plan

Legislation

Philly seeks refining ban on toxic chemical released in PES explosion

PES Hydrofluoric acid

Government

City of Sisterly Love: Philadelphia updates nickname to honor 100th anniversary of women's right to vote

Philadelphia City of Sisterly Love suffrage

Government

Philly councilwoman supports eliminating Free Library late fees

Free Library Late

Election 2019

Philly Council candidate asks opponents to publicly endorse Trump re-election

Election 2019

In a primary shocker, longtime City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell loses

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Government

Philly City Council reportedly eyes rolling back soda tax in coming years

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Government

Philadelphia becomes first U.S. city to ban cashless stores

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Mayor Kenney's proposed budget includes $200 million to repave hundreds of miles of city streets

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Streets

Philly considers protected bike lanes from Northern Liberties to Old City

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Opinion

Calling on Sen. Casey to endorse Medicare for all

Environment

Solarize Philly campaign exceeds initial sign-up goal

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Legislation

Stun guns may soon be legal in Philly

Towing

Councilwoman targets illegal activities by Philly towing companies

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Politics

Councilwoman reportedly says Kenney has votes for (compromised) soda tax

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