Thursday, December 25, 2014

Thursday's DN: Could Council See Major Changes?

Could big changes be coming to Philadelphia's City Council in the May primary election? Here's a run-down of some declared and potential candidates. And here's what the job pays if they win.

Thursday's DN: Could Council See Major Changes?

Could big changes be coming to Philadelphia's City Council in the May primary election?  Here's a run-down of some declared and potential candidates.  And here's what the job pays if they win.

A new study shows the problem of abandoned properties in the city pulls down the value of homes here by an average of $8,000.

And a well-known Pennsport resident says uncollected leaves in the fall are another "quality of life casualty" that he and his building-trades union friends will have to take care of instead of the Nutter administration.

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Chris Brennan, a native Philadelphian and graduate of Temple University, joined the Daily News in 1999. He has written about SEPTA, the Philadelphia School District, the legalization of casino gambling, state government, the mayor, the governor, City Council and political campaigns. E-mail tips to brennac@phillynews.com
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Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
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