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Damn the Politicos, Hite Moves Ahead

The superintendent tries to move the district beyond crisis-mode with a big shakeup. Plus, anybody-but-Sestak.

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How Jim Kenney Plans to Run City Hall

He’s running a good, well-managed campaign. Next up? A $6.9 billion enterprise with 28,000 employees.

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These Are the Most Ticketed Blocks in All of Philadelphia

Don’t press your luck on or around South Street.

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Latest Anti Gentrification Rallying Cry? Tax the Flippers

An array of community groups is asking Council to dramatically hike the tax on properties sold twice in two years.

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Air Travelers Rejoice: Up to $2 Billion Coming for PHL Improvements

New deal also includes $12 minimum wage for airport workers.

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Candidates Love a Camera

Philly pols share their selfies. Well, “selfies.” Not all of them were clear on the concept.

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The Return of Local Gun Control

Plus, what’s the story with that weird monolith at Penn’s landing?

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Darrell Clarke Moves to Quash Big Tax Reform Plan

The Council President says the wage and business tax-cutting proposal spearheaded by Paul Levy and Jerry Sweeney doesn’t add up.

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Is It a Crime Wave?

High profile shootings are generating big headlines. But what do the numbers say?

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Why Your Artisanal Cocktail Costs $13

Plus: a preview of the August special elections, and even super PAC consultants don’t like super PACs.

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West Philly Restaurant Fences In Public Sidewalk

But is there more to the William Street Common land grab?

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Mayor Clarke’s Big, Bold Housing Plan

Construction on the first of 2,000 affordable units is set to begin soon.

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Should the PPA Have the Power to Ticket … Everything?

Democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney has a very interesting idea.

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State Moves Closer to Taking Over Philly Schools — Again

Plus, the city’s elections chief sues to stop an ethics probe.

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The Brief: How Jim Kenney Is Like John Belushi

Plus, the problem with real-life cops shooting at cars.