Holly Otterbein

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Ali Perelman: New Philly’s Old Money

Ali Perelman is on a quest to completely remake our local politics.

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Caitlan Coleman, Family Freed from Taliban

Caitlan Coleman’s friends are in shock: "I feel like I’m dreaming."

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In Philly, Independents Now Outnumber Republicans

"To the best of our knowledge ... this is the first time this has occurred."

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Back-to-School Nightmare: Student Transcripts Vanish After Charter Closes

One dad tells Philly Mag that district officials “don’t care.”

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Kenney Calls Out Philly Police Union Head Over “Divisive Words”

FOP boss John McNesby referred to Black Lives Matter protesters as “rabid animals” during a rally last week.

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Toronto Travel Guide: An Urbanist’s Paradise

Shopping, street art and celeb-spotting in Toronto.

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

City Hall says Michael Karloutsos’s former restaurant hasn’t paid all of its bills.

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Martina White: The It Girl of Red Philadelphia

How a fresh-faced 29-year-old from the Far Northeast became Philly’s most polarizing politician.

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The Democrats’ Battle Plan for the Philly ’Burbs

Why on earth are they so confident?

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WHYY CEO Bill Marrazzo’s Pay Last Year: $842,832

That’s $139,000 more than he took home the year before.

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How Rebecca Rhynhart Defeated Philly’s Democratic Machine

The inside story of her upset victory over City Controller Alan Butkovitz.

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The Biggest Winners and Losers in the 2017 Primary

Black Lives Matter and the anti-Trump movement won, while Johnny Doc and the police union lost. Bigly.

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Progressive Firebrand Larry Krasner Wins District Attorney Primary

It’s a stunning outcome in a city that elected Lynne Abraham four times in a row.

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Rebecca Rhynhart Unseats Incumbent City Controller Alan Butkovitz

It’s yet another loss for Philadelphia’s rickety Democratic machine.

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Everything You Need to Know to Vote Today

Still not sure which DA candidate to support? Have no clue about judicial races? Read this now.