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Why Is Mayor Nutter Getting So Pissy About the Pope Visit?

No one realizes just how much responsibility and how little authority the city has.

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Anthony Williams’s Politically and Financially Disastrous Property Deal

This doesn’t look good.

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Will Bill Green and Sam Katz Team Up for Surprise City Council Run?

They’re considering it, sources say. If they do run, it could shake up City Hall in a big way.

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Philly Is 4th Most “Sexually Diseased” City in the U.S.

Gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia abound.

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PPA Says: No Center City SEPTA Bus or Rail Service for Pope Visit, “Significant Security Perimeter” From Girard to South

At a board meeting of the Parking Authority, key new details were revealed.

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Twee West Philly Restaurant Pares Down Its Sidewalk Swiping Fence

Will the city sign off on William Street Common’s shorter, more see-through fence?

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Philadelphia’s Tax Delinquency Epidemic Rages On

Nearly 100,000 properties owe past due taxes, and more than 9,000 are two decades or more in arrears.

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Why It Takes So Long for City Streets to Get Fixed

Nine agencies are responsible, and that’s not counting the utilities.

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Moment Is Ripe for Criminal Justice Reform

There’s growing, bipartisan recognition that mass incarceration is a massive mistake. Can Philadelphia lead the way?

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That’s No Moon … It’s a Parklet

University City District erects Philadelphia’s largest parklet on 40th Street.

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VIDEO: Mayor Nutter Physically Restrains Homeless Man

Nutter came to the aid of a member of his security detail who was locked in a struggle with a man.

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Why Your Reverse Commute Is So Wretched

And what it would take to fix it.

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The Jim Kenney Forecast

The likely next mayor’s plans are cloudy — with a chance of greatness.

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Jim Kenney’s Long War with the Archdiocese

The mayoral nominee is a disaffected Catholic disgusted by local church leadership.

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Johnny Doc Won the Mayor’s Race, Says Former Candidate Nelson Diaz

In a fascinating post-mortem with Al Dia, Diaz analyzes the campaign, but glosses over his own failings.