Bill Green

School District of Philadelphia
News

Two School Reform Commission Members Resign

Two members of Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission, the appointed body that serves in place of an elected school board, have announced that they will resign. […]

News

Bill Green: I’m Taking Tom Wolf to Court Over SRC Ouster

Update: Governor Tom Wolf has responded to Bill Green’s claims that he lacked the authority to unseat him as chair of the SRC. A statement issued […]

Citified

7 Big Shots on Jim Kenney’s Speech

Brand-spanking-new Mayor Jim Kenney delivered a concise and warm inaugural speech on Monday, which praised police officers and the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as longtime Philadelphians and recent transplants, […]

Citified

Sam Katz and Bill Green Won’t Run for Council After All

School Reform Commissioner Bill Green and three-time mayoral candidate Sam Katz have decided against running as a two-man slate for City Council at-large in November’s […]

Citified

If Fattah Goes Down, Who Would Voters Replace Him With?

It finally happened: Philadelphia Democratic U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah was indicted on corruption charges Wednesday. Already, political insiders are wondering if the congressman will resign in the coming months or simply choose not […]

Citified

Will Bill Green and Sam Katz Team Up for Surprise City Council Run?

Bill Green and Sam Katz — two of the city’s most capable and pugnacious political pot-stirrers — are considering running for City Council at-large as a two-man slate […]

Citified

Why Voter Turnout Sucked in Philly’s Mayoral Race

1. Voter turnout in Philadelphia wasn’t always so pitiful. The gist: Only 27 percent of registered voters cast a ballot in Philadelphia’s mayoral primary last week. It wasn’t always like […]

Citified

Bill Green Finally Gets to Be Mayor, Thanks to Daily News Error

Much has been written about Bill Green IV’s mayoral aspirations. And Tuesday’s primary didn’t exactly lend a helping hand to the Councilman-at-Large turned ousted School […]

Citified

Jim Kenney Wins in Historic Landslide

Updated 5/20/2015 with nearly final election results. Jim Kenney won the Democratic mayoral primary in dominating fashion Tuesday night, capturing neighborhoods across the city in a […]

Citified

Sam Katz: I’m Not Running for Mayor

Sam Katz is not running for mayor in the general election, he announced Tuesday. Why does that matter? It’s much less likely now that Philadelphia will have a […]

Citified

Bill Green: Jim Kenney Would “Take Us Back to an Era of Cronyism”

Bill Green has a story about Jim Kenney he thinks you should hear.

Citified

Sam Katz, Bill Green and Milton Street Walk Into a Bar…

Let’s stipulate up front that whoever wins the Democratic nomination for mayor this May is the heavy favorite to be elected in November’s general election. […]

Citified

The Brief: The 5 Council At-Large Candidates With the Best Signatures Game

A candidate has the opportunity to flex some muscle while collecting signatures for nominating petitions. You only need to gather 1,000 legit signatures to get on […]

Citified

Bill Green for Mayor? For Council? For Anything?

Bill Green is the son of a Democratic mayor and the grandson of a Democratic congressman and city party chairman. He’s also a lifelong Democrat. […]

Citified

The Brief: Happy Ballot Challenge Season!

We’ve officially entered that most wonderful time of year: Ballot Challenge Season. To get on the May 19th primary ballot, a candidate running for citywide office in […]