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Kenyatta Johnson Vs. Ori Feibush Starts Today. Here’s What You Need to Know

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect a correction. The city-owned properties in question have not been sold.  Jury selection starts this morning […]

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There Might Be a Car-Free #OpenStreets Weekend This Fall

Philadelphia may have its first official “Open Streets” event early this fall. Mike Dunn, a spokesman for Mayor Jim Kenney, said the city is “planning […]

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Op-Ed: Why Philly Should Expand the Property Tax Abatement

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from guest writer Allan Domb. Domb is a City Councilman as well as a longtime realtor and developer in […]

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Insider: Allan Domb’s Truly Awful Idea

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.)  Many Philadelphians cheered real estate developer Allan Domb’s election to City Council last year. […]

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City Council Holds Marathon Hearing on Youth Gun Violence

Cherie Ryans sat quietly in the back of City Council chambers this morning, propping up a poster with a black-and-white photo of her son. Terence Ryans […]

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City Council Holding Hearing on Youth Gun Violence

City Council’s Committee on Public Safety is holding a hearing (PDF) this morning on youth gun violence prevention. Philly Mag’s David Gambacorta is at City […]

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Officials: Philly’s Water Is Safe

Philadelphia’s water is safe, city officials said Monday at a Council committee hearing on lead poisoning. Water Department Commissioner Debra McCarty said that Philadelphia is not experiencing, […]

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Follow Live: Mayor Jim Kenney’s First Budget Address

Mayor Jim Kenney is making his much-anticipated first budget address this morning. You’ve heard about the soda tax proposal, the big plans for parks, pre-K, and […]

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LOCAL NEWS: Republican City Councilman Proposes Bill to Aid LGBT Small Businesses

Councilman David Oh proposed a bill that will consider LGBT companies as another category of disadvantaged business enterprises to help give them a better shot […]

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Kenney’s Massive, Costly Plan to Make Over Rec Centers, Parks and Libraries

Mayor Jim Kenney just revealed his most meaningful proposal to date, one that could become the signature accomplishment of his first term if he pulls it off. […]

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City Bill Would Crack Down on Nuisance Businesses

City Hall would gain new powers in cracking down on “nuisance” businesses under a new bill proposed by Councilwoman Cindy Bass — and neighborhood groups […]

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Maria Quiñones-Sánchez Wants to Make Philly the “BCorp Capital of the World”

Sometimes, a business can do well by doing good. That’s the idea behind so-called “BCorps” — businesses that pledge to achieve social goals while making […]

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New Bill Would Wipe Out Older Parking Fines

Have you gotten a ticket for parking in a loading zone or overstaying the two-hour parking restrictions? Did you do it more than three years ago […]

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Council Looks to Create a Commission on Youth Gun Violence

The Philadelphia City Council appears ready to ask voters to approve a new commission to seek answers to the city’s ongoing problem with gun violence. […]

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Opinion: Uber Discriminates Against Pregnant Women

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from guest writer Hannah Sassaman.) Today, I’m 38 weeks pregnant. While I’m mildly (to hugely) unprepared for the roller […]