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Councilwoman Proposes Bill Addressing Pedestrian Safety On Closed Sidewalks

PHILADELPHIA  (CBS) — Among the items on the agenda when Philadelphia City Council gets back to work this month is a bill that would require builders to take extra measures before closing down a sidewalk for construction. 180 more words


A Wheely Wheely Stupid Politician

Newly-elected Philadelphia City Councilwoman Helen Gym is tackling the important issues facing our fair city. She has been ignoring the skyrocketing homicide rate, rampant unemployment and dreadful public school system, in order to focus on the underlying root of our evils: … 250 more words


DNC Day One: Immigrant Rights Advocates Call on Clinton to End Deportations

By Dustin Slaughter

Amid chants of “No papers, no fear!”, hundreds of immigrant rights demonstrators gathered in sweltering morning heat at Capitolo Park in south Philadelphia this morning to demand that presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton pressure President Barack Obama to order a moratorium on deportations, saying that the situation is too urgent to wait until after November. 373 more words


City Council Explores Parking Authority Low Funding To Public Schools, Despite Making Higher Profits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Parking Authority has been giving less and less money to the school district, despite making higher profits. That seeming contradiction was at the heart of a city council hearing on Friday. 142 more words


Philadelphia Councilwoman Pushes For More Public School Water Fountains

by Pat Loeb

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Some Philadelphia public school students are thirsty for knowledge. And some are just thirsty. Councilwoman Helen Gym says there are too many broken water fountains in schools, and this week, she proposed legislation to fix the problem. 169 more words