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8 Times City Hall Tried to Kill Fun

There’s nothing like a group of municipal lawmakers to ruin a good time, and the good folks over at Philadelphia’s City Hall seem to be […]

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Here’s a Sneak Preview of City Hall’s Awesome Holiday Light Show

‘Tis the season in Center City. Anyone visiting the recently reopened ice skating rink at Dilworth Park on Monday evening is in for a treat: […]

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There’s a Way to Get Republicans Out of City Hall Once and for All

In the past year, I’ve become less and less impressed with both major political parties. I was never a Republican: I’m too black, too gay, and […]

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Philly Just Unveiled Its First Memorial to an African-American Figure

A 12-foot bronze statue of Octavius V. Catto — 19th century educator, baseball player, abolitionist, and civil rights activist — was unveiled today on the […]

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OK, Who Stole the City’s Lawnmower, Dell Server, and $16K GPS?

We know that many of you have probably taken things home from your employer that you most likely shouldn’t have. Some boxes of pencils for […]

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LGBTQ&A: Rafael Alvarez Febo

Rafael Alvarez Febo is the community economic development coordinator for the Office of City Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez. We chat with the long-time social justice advocate […]

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Philly to Trump’s Big New State Dept. Hire: Your Company Owes Us $100K

Michael Karloutsos, a political heavy-hitter who owned Philadelphia’s upscale Water Works Restaurant and Lounge for nearly a decade, landed a high-level job at the U.S. […]

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Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs Seeks First-Ever Deputy Director

For the first time in the city’s history, there will now be two people in the Mayor’s Office leading the city on LGBTQ issues: The […]

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Officials: We Had No Idea a Man Climbed City Hall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUIgVkaPK_E ICYMI, a man free climbed to the top of City Hall – and apparently no one in the city noticed. That man, an extreme […]

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LGBTQ Event of the Week: First Annual Pride Month Kick-Off at City Hall

For its festive inclusion and momentous engagement, this week’s LGBTQ Event of the Week is the First Annual Pride Month Kick-Off at City Hall. The […]

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UPDATED: Council Unanimously Passes Bill Prompted by Gayborhood Racism Complaints

After passing out of City Council’s Health and Human Services committee in a unanimous vote last month, an anti-discrimination bill introduced by Councilman Derek Green […]

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City Council Passes Immigration Resolution

Amid heated national debate about so-called sanctuary cities, Philly is making its immigration stance loud and clear. City Council has passed a resolution this week “recognizing […]

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Teachers to Fly Angry Banner Over NFL Draft

After going 1,300-plus days without a new contract – and still counting – many Philadelphia teachers are pissed. So pissed that some of them raised money […]

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“Pop-Up Love Party” Counters Anti-Trans Bus’s Philly Stop

On Saturday, the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs, in collaboration with GALAEI, Trans-health Information Project (TIP), Attic Youth Center, William Way, ACLU, Mazzoni Center, and […]

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WATCH: This Is the Happiest Mayor Kenney Has Ever Looked

Mayor Jim Kenney usually looks sad. Ed Rendell told him he needed to smile more, possibly appending “sweetie” onto the end of his advice. Philadelphia […]