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Council’s New Hires: $105K for a Graphic Designer & a Social Media Maven

Darrell Clarke wants to bring some polish to Council’s communications. Can the city afford it?

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$25 Million for City Schools, Suddenly in Doubt?

City Council holds the funds, and Darrell Clarke is not happy with the district.

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Next Year’s Starting City Hall Budget: $0

Likely next mayor Jim Kenney plans to make departments justify every last dollar.

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SEPTA Is Trying to Become More Bike Friendly

More bike parking coming to regional rail stops, and more space on Market-Frankford cars too.

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Report: Federal Grand Jury Is Investigating D.A. Seth Williams

The Inquirer says the feds are looking at his campaign’s spending.

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Democrats Sweep Special Elections

Four big lessons from a foregone conclusion.

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Security Experts Pan Philly’s Pope Plan

But is City Hall getting a bum rap?

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Why No Buses in the Pope “Traffic Zone?”

Private cars can drive about in the zone. Yet SEPTA says its buses won’t.

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How Kathleen Kane Fooled the Press

She was a great story, and journalists — myself included — are suckers for stories.

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The Sorry State of Philadelphia’s Big Belly Trash Cans

And other Center City scourges that keep Paul Levy up at night.

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No Last-Minute Surprises In City Election

November’s filing deadline came and went without any big new names.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Indictment of Chaka Fattah

What happened and what it means.

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In Delco, a Bruiser of a Special Election

As GOP dominance fades in the county, the fight for a House district gets intense.

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Sam Katz and Bill Green Won’t Run for Council After All

Their flirtation with creating a new opposition party comes to an end.

City Life

Who Are Fattah’s Indicted Associates?

One is a close friend of Ed Rendell’s, who was caught up in City Hall’s 1995 “boobgate” mini-scandal.