PA Governor Tom Corbett

Will $45 Million Buy the Governor a Transportation Bill?

Yesterday’s announcement that Gov. Corbett would release $45 million in education spending was met with both relief and confusion. Since disclosing the money’s existence in […]

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Building Collapses in West Philly

A home in the Cedar Park section of West Philadelphia collapsed Monday night. A neighbor, who said he’d  called 911 about the property, explained that […]

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When Did the Cops in the Infamous YouTube Video Become So Mean?

Last Friday, Bill Bender of the Daily News publicized a YouTube video of Philadelphia Police Department ill-willedness towards pedestrians of the type that oft occurs […]


One Year After Sandy, Shore Still Recovering

The approaching anniversary of Hurricane Sandy—the second costliest storm in U.S. history after Katrina—prompted the Courier-Post to examine how residents are faring after the torrential […]

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Photo Exhibit Documents Last Days of Philadelphia Schools

The Philadelphia School Closing Photo Collective, a project marshaled by Zoe Strauss, will begin a weeklong exhibit of 20 of its photographs at West Philly’s […]


More Point Breeze Drama That You Don’t Want to Care About (but Secretly Do)

The Point Breeze Organizing Committee, which in the past two months has garnered headlines for publicly jousting with Point Breeze developer Ori Feibush, just laid out […]

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Direct Connection from River Line to Atlantic City Opens Today

NJ Transit just finished a $40 million project linking two lines that will generally make life more convenient for the inflow/outflow to/from Atlantic City. From […]


A Year Ago Today, Arlen Specter Died

How time can overshadow just about any legacy. Today, at least among the young, the late Sen. Arlen Specter was known for his failed reelection […]


TD Bank Renews Interest in Acquiring Citizens Bank

Canadian TD Bank is eyeing the acquisition of Providence-based Citizens, both of which service the Philly area and together, says Joe DiStefano, would rival Wells […]

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Catcalled Woman Photographs Her Catcallers

Photographer Hannah Price had never been catcalled until moving to Philadelphia and was so fascinated by the experience of being harassed that she decided to […]

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In Revision of History, Thalidomide Made its Way to US

The shrunken limbs of children in Europe caused by the 1960s cure-all thalidomide became somewhat iconic of the horror of birth defects, and for decades, […]

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School Closure Plan Probably a Council Power Grab

The debate surrounding the two competing methods for raising funds for city schools has been unexpectedly wonkish for City Hall. Nutter advocates the borrowing of […]

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Former Councilwoman “Gussie” Clark dies at 81

Former Democratic councilwoman Augusta “Gussie” Clark, who held her at-large post for 20 years, died yesterday at the age 0f 81. homepage
City Among Gizmodo’s Top Municipal Websites, the Internet home of Philly’s government, received Internet accolades for looking pretty from Gizmodo this weekend.

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Congressional Republican Loggerheadedness Beginning to Backfire

Infused with a new burst of political capital as the country shakes its head and laughs at the fanatical, obstructionist wing of the Republican Party, […]