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Rizzo’s Former Secretary Uses Italian Market Facebook Account to Trash Helen Gym

A since-deleted post to the 9th Street Italian Market’s official Facebook page on Sunday characterized Philadelphia Councilwoman Helen Gym as a bigot for her opinion […]

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More Than 18,000 People Have Signed a Petition to Keep the Rizzo Statue

A petition to keep the city’s Frank Rizzo statue is gaining steam. As of 4 p.m. Thursday, more than 18,000 people had signed the petition, […]

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Councilwoman Gym: Rizzo Statue Must Come Down

Our nation is more engaged than ever in debate surrounding the monuments we choose to honor. The stunning violence in Charlottesville, Va. this past weekend was […]

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South Philly Barbacoa Has Big Plans for 2017

The freedom fighters at South Philly Barbacoa and PAUWR, Cristina Martinez and Benjamin Miller, are organizing Philly restaurants for a May 1st general strike that […]

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Mazzoni Center CEO Nurit Shein, Board President Jimmy Ruiz Resign

This is a developing story and may be updated at any time. Following a walkout last week and a petition signed by more than 60 […]

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Why SRC Haters Finally Have a Real Shot at Abolishing It

The School Reform Commission is astonishingly unpopular in Philadelphia: Only 11 percent of residents think it should exist. Donald Trump has more support than that here! […]

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Trump Diehards Love the Wheely Wheely Good Food Truck

If you decide to go to the debate-watch party at the Republican City Committee headquarters on Cottman Avenue next week, you might see some familiar […]

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Councilwoman Helen Gym Says This Food Truck Is Racist

First-term Philadelphia City Councilwoman-at-Large Helen Gym has a lot to contend with. A broken school system. A ballooning pension crisis. Rampant poverty. And … a […]

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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. […]

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Pew: Philly Gives Out $200 Million in Business Tax Breaks Every Year

In order to counteract what many see as an overly expensive and intricate business tax structure, Philadelphia has turned to tax credits and special incentives […]

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Q&A: Helen Gym

My name is … Helen Gym. My middle name is Hae-Liun. I am a … mom, wife and Councilperson, and always trying to figure out […]

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How Jim Kenney’s Big Soda Tax Victory Is Upending City Hall

For years, Philadelphians saw government dysfunction everywhere they looked. In City Hall, former Mayor Michael Nutter was so impotent that he couldn’t persuade a single Council […]

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Activists: Uber and Lyft Tax Should Fund Philly Schools, Not the PPA

Public school advocates packed the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s monthly board meeting on Tuesday to question a change in a state bill that would allow ride-sharing […]

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“Tax” on Uber and Lyft Would Actually Be a $4 Million Windfall to the PPA

First it looked like it was for the kids, and now it looks like it’s for the Parking Authority. A bill in the state Senate […]

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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 […]