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Philly’s Biggest Losers of 2016

Now that the last shreds of wrapping paper have been vacuumed up and the good dishes are finally put away, we revisit our time-honored tradition […]

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The Philly Ballot Questions You’ll See on Election Day 2016, In Plain English

We know what you’re thinking: Who in God’s name cares about ballot questions when Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are up for election? It’s true. The presidential race makes […]

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Councilman Derek Green Introduces Bill Addressing Gayborhood Racism

On the heels of the October 25th Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations hearing on Gayborhood racism, City Councilman-at-Large Derek Green introduced companion bills on Thursday […]

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OPINION: Black City Officials Should Speak Out Against Gayborhood Racism

It has been nearly two weeks since a video leaked of ICandy owner Darryl DePiano repeatedly using the n-word among his peers. Since then, it […]

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How a Council Bill Requiring More Parking Could Backfire

PlanPhilly reported yesterday that the City Planning Commission and a number of community groups are having a rough time coming to terms with a bill […]

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Henon: “To My Knowledge,” the FBI Hasn’t Contacted My Office

Thursday was City Council’s first meeting of its fall session, which also marked the first day that Councilman Bobby Henon, whose office was raided by […]

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Yes, Black Lives Matter Has an Agenda — and Philadelphians Helped Write It

Don’t say Black Lives Matter doesn’t have an agenda. The Movement for Black Lives, a coalition of more than 50 organizations around the country that represent African-Americans, […]

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WATCH: Supercut of Darrell Clarke Attacking Donald Trump

Last week, Hillary Clinton’s campaign opened its first field office in North Philadelphia, near Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue. City Council President Darrell […]

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Kudos to City Council for Standing Up to the Powerful Soda Lobby

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from guest writer Rev. James Hall Jr. Hall is the pastor of Triumph Baptist Church in Germantown.) Philadelphia […]

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Will Philly’s Soda Tax Make Coca-Cola the Next Philip Morris?

In 1973, Arizona became the first state in America to restrict smoking in some public places. Four years later, Berkeley, Calif., became the first city in the […]

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Council’s Resident Realtor Just Voted Against a Tax Hike on Real Estate Sales

A City Council committee voted 6-2 on Thursday to approve a small increase in the real estate transfer tax, which is levied when houses and other properties […]

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Clarke Calls 3-Cent Soda Tax “Divisive,” Says It Won’t Pass

Some City Council members argue that a 15-cent tax on beverage containers is more fair than a three-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks because it would […]

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Councilwoman Wants to Tax Containers Instead of Soda

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown will introduce a bill on Thursday levying a tax on beverage containers as an alternative to Mayor Jim Kenney’s proposed soda […]

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Helen Gym Calls for Investigation of School Police Use of Force

Councilwoman Helen Gym sent a letter on Tuesday to the School District and the School Reform Commission calling for an investigation of an incident at […]

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The Ori Feibush V. Kenyatta Johnson Verdict Is In: Feibush Won

A jury determined on Wednesday that Councilman Kenyatta Johnson blocked the sale of two vacant lots in Point Breeze to developer Ori Feibush in an […]