Philly has had large and contentious protests, yet the Mayor’s proposed reforms are less radical than those considered in other cities. Penn professor Daniel Gillion explains why that’s not necessarily the end of the story.
Starr Restaurants, the Barnes Foundation, Pat’s Steaks, Friends’ Central, Boyds, the Kline & Specter personal injury law firm, and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia all received at least $150,000 (and sometimes a good bit more).
The former Cigna insurance executive has been firing off righteous screeds against his old industry on Twitter, outlining just how broken the system is amid the pandemic.
In the wake of the Mayor’s violent response to the George Floyd protests and his recent budget proposal, we checked in with his former endorsers, and other progressive groups, to find out what they’re thinking today.
There was already ample video evidence that proved the police narrative about what happened during the I-676 tear-gassing was untrue. It took a report from the New York Times for city officials to admit it.
Thousands of Philadelphians have already lost their jobs due to the virus. Now, in what forecasters say will be an extremely hot summer, many are at risk of having their electricity shut off.
Like a lot of people, Main Line multimillionaire David Magerman believes Google, Facebook and other tech giants are using our private data to manipulate the world. Unlike a lot of people, he’s come up with a radical plan to fight back.
Following more than a week of intense national demonstrations, the Mayor has unveiled a list of reform proposals. Local activists protesting police brutality don’t think he goes nearly far enough.
Setting aside the obvious medical malfeasance, there is a deeper illness inside the Republican caucus.
Saval, a former magazine editor and founding member of Reclaim Philadelphia, was planning to take on 12-year incumbent Larry Farnese with an army of door-knockers. Now he’s doing it over Zoom.
A $7.6 billion annual industry screeched to a halt in the wake of coronavirus. But will economic reopening actually lead to a rebound anytime soon?
FaceTime dates, casual sexting, in-person hookups — coronavirus may have shut down society, but dating in Philly is still going strong.
Philly Is Inching Towards Reopening the Economy. But What Will the New “Open for Business” Look Like?
Many gig workers and freelancers, waiting on pandemic unemployment benefits and without income for weeks, are down to their last dollars.
A new report from City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart makes one thing clear: Philly is about to have much less money than it expected. What it means for restaurants, retail, tax reform, and the already-contentious relationship between the controller and the Mayor.