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Kenney Easily Wins Democratic Nomination for Second Term

Get ready for four more years of Mayor Jim Kenney, Philly. Unofficial primary election results are in — and Kenney won the Democratic nomination for mayor in […]

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The No-B.S. Guide to the 2019 Primary Election

The 2019 municipal primary is nearly here, Philly. If you’re registered to vote, you should absolutely get to the polls on Tuesday. There’s a lot at stake when […]

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What I Learned at the Mayoral Debate From Philly’s “Super Voters”: Older Black Women

If you ask any political strategist to identify the most sought-after voting bloc within Democratic party at large right now, they will tell you older Black women […]

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2019 Mayoral Debate Takeaways: The Primary Finally Gets Interesting

We’ve got one week until the municipal primary, Philly, and the election’s biggest race is just heating up. The city’s three Democratic mayoral candidates — […]

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What to Expect at the 2019 Mayoral Primary’s Only Televised Debate

Your sole chance to watch Philadelphia’s three Democratic mayoral candidates face off on the small screen is almost here. Mayor Jim Kenney and his challengers, […]

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Anthony Williams for Mayor

As political figures go, it’s hard not to like — or at least be bemused by — Jim Kenney. In contrast to so many politicians, […]

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And They’re Off: Mayor Kenney Launches Reelection Bid

In what was a mere formality, Mayor Jim Kenney officially announced his campaign for reelection on Sunday morning. The announcement, as is common practice these […]

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Philly’s Worst Outdoor Seating Scofflaws, According to the City Controller

In late August, the office of City Controller Alan Butkovitz launched a code compliance and safety audit of Philadelphia’s sidewalk cafés to determine whether participating […]

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OK, Who Stole the City’s Lawnmower, Dell Server, and $16K GPS?

We know that many of you have probably taken things home from your employer that you most likely shouldn’t have. Some boxes of pencils for […]

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City Controller: School District Owes Past Employees $6.6M

A report from the city controller claims the School District of Philadelphia owes thousands of its former employees more than $6 million in termination pay. The […]

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Mayor’s Fund to Undergo Major Restructuring

The Mayor’s Fund of Philadelphia is getting a major overhaul. Philly.com reports that the fund’s executive director, board of directors and chairwoman are all being replaced […]

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Hallelujah! Center City Is Getting New Trash Cans… And They’re Free

Philadelphia City Council approved a tentative deal to bring 275 new trash compactors to Center City on Thursday and all we can say is it’s […]

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How Rebecca Rhynhart Defeated Philadelphia’s Democratic Machine

In the wake of Philadelphia’s paradigm-shifting primary, the district attorney election has gotten far more attention than any other race. But the results of the city controller face-off were […]

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The Biggest Winners and Losers in Philadelphia’s 2017 Primary Election

Philadelphia’s election on Tuesday was a game-changer. The winner of the Democratic primary for district attorney is a criminal defense lawyer who has never prosecuted a case […]

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Rebecca Rhynhart Unseats Incumbent City Controller Alan Butkovitz

Democrat Rebecca Rhynhart defeated incumbent city controller Alan Butkovitz in an upset victory on Tuesday, earning 58 percent of the vote with 90 percent of precincts reporting. Rhynhart’s success in […]