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Here’s Why (Insert Your Favorite Candidate’s Name) Will Win the Mayor’s Race

There are just 29 days remaining before Philadelphians choose the city’s next mayor. It doesn’t feel that way; not given how low voter interest appears to […]


How Philadelphia’s Fuzzy Racial Math Could Tip the Mayoral Election

Eight months into Michael Nutter’s first year as mayor, the New York Times Magazine published an 8,200-word story headlined “Is Obama the End of Black Politics?” […]

City Life

3 Reasons A Municipal Bank Is A Bad Idea

Mayoral candidate Anthony Williams has been floating an idea for a municipal bank. The proposed bank, which would be owned and run by the city […]

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The Brief: Attorney Says Black Pols’ Endorsement of Kenney Has Past Black Leaders “Rolling Over in their Graves”

1. Activists and Former Lawmakers from Northwest Philly Announce Support for Tony Williams After Controversial Jim Kenney Endorsement The Gist: A group of community activists, former legislators and ministers […]


Tony Williams: It’s Time to Talk About Johnny Doc’s “Dark Money”

Is the press unfairly scrutinizing state Sen. Anthony Williams’ financial supporters in the Philadelphia mayoral race, while virtually ignoring former City Councilman Jim Kenney’s backer John “Johnny Doc” […]


The Brief: Johnny Doc’s Giant Helping Hand to His Supreme Court Candidate Brother Kevin Dougherty

1. Kevin Dougherty—Johnny Doc’s Brother—Is Amassing a Huge Warchest for His Supreme Court Campaign. Want to Guess Where a Lot of That Money Comes From? […]


Lynne Abraham: Down But Hardly Out

Last week, Lynne Abraham collapsed on live television. It was perhaps the single worst thing that could happen to a 74-year-old candidate who is often called […]


Should City Hall Lend Money to Small Businesses?

(Tonight, Wednesday at 6 p.m., join Philadelphia magazine for a live interview with Anthony Williams. It’s free, open to the public, and Pipeline Philly is […]


Wednesday Night, Join Us For a Live Interview With Anthony Williams

This Wednesday at 6 p.m., Citified sits down for a frank, wide-ranging interview with mayoral candidate and State Senator Anthony Hardy Williams.

Philadelphia School District Building

The Brief: How Some Charter Schools Keep Out the Riff-Raff

1. How Some Charter Schools Keep Out the Riff-Raff The Gist: This is an important, well-reported story from WHYY’s Kevin McCorry, that’s not easily condensed […]


What Rahm Emanuel’s Near Miss Says About Philly’s Mayoral Race

By now, you’ve probably heard about the exciting runoff in the Chicago mayoral race. On Tuesday night, Rahm Emanuel prevailed in a surprisingly close contest, winning 56 percent of […]

Lynne Abraham Running For Mayor of Philadelphia

The Brief: Lynne Abraham Really Is Staying in the Mayor’s Race

1. Lynne Abraham had a packed schedule of campaign events on Wednesday. The gist: After fainting on live television Tuesday night, the former district attorney got back to campaigning […]


City Ethics Board Faults Tony Williams for Major Campaign Finance Violations

After months of investigation, the Philadelphia Board of Ethics today released a carefully-worded settlement agreement with mayoral candidate Anthony Williams that requires his campaign to […]


The Candidate Conversations Series: Anthony Williams May Well Be Philly’s Next Mayor—Meet Him Next Week

State Senator Anthony Williams has represented West Philly in Harrisburg since he was 31 years old. He ran for governor in 2010, and has become […]


Insider: Why Would Dwight Evans & Marian Tasco Endorse a White Mayoral Candidate?

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.)  Jim Kenney’s Monday endorsement by West Oak Lane Democratic pols is worthy of the […]