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Councilwoman Wants to Tax Containers Instead of Soda

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown will introduce a bill on Thursday levying a tax on beverage containers as an alternative to Mayor Jim Kenney’s proposed soda […]


Clarke: Lack of Diversity in Some City Departments Is “Problematic”

Mayor Jim Kenney was elected last year with a very broad, diverse coalition. Once in office, he promised to make his staff just as diverse. At a budget hearing […]

City Life

City Council Women to DA: Fire Porngate Prosecutors

This morning, as promised, the Philadelphia chapter of the National Organization for Women held a press conference in City Council’s Caucus room in City Hall […]

City Life

For Philly’s LGBT Community, November Ballot Measure Has Significant Impact

A ballot measure this upcoming Election Day is critical for Philadelphia’s LGBT community and their allies: City residents will head to the polls to vote on […]

Be Well Philly

This Is City Hall’s Best Kept Secret

The light step of sneakers on tile corridors echoes over people sitting in the sixth floor corridor at City Hall as they wait to report […]

City Life

Utley Suspended for Controversial Slide

Good morning, Philadelphia. Here’s what you need to know today: The Dodgers’ Chase Utley has been suspended two games for a controversial slide that broke […]


The Weekly Brief: How 83 Aliens Are Voting in Philly

1. There Are Dozens of Adarians Registered to Vote in Philly The gist: Ever heard of Adarians? Oh, you haven’t? Weird. They’re a “species of bipedal humanoids from the […]


City Councilwoman’s Car Stolen After She Likely Left Her Keys in It

Philadelphia City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown has a city-owned car, a 2008 Ford. Or, rather: She had a city-owned car, until someone stole it from […]


Insider: Sugar Daddy Wanted

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.)  My father used to tell the story of an elephant running furiously through the […]


Green Incentives: New Bill Encourages LEED Silver-Certified Buildings in Philly

Efforts to make Philadelphia greener continue. Currently, for example, having LEED Gold and Platinum certification allows builders within certain zoning districts to increase their height […]


Attention Philly Builders: Including Green Roofs Might Get You More Density

Might this be the push builders need to get their green on when it comes to residential projects? Last week, Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown introduced […]

City Life

City Council Votes to Make Permanent the Office of LGBT Affairs

This afternoon, Philadelphia City Council passed a bill to make permanent the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs, which is currently headed by Director Helen Fitzpatrick. But […]

City Life

Blondell Reynolds Brown Says Philly Should Be More Like Disneyland — Where Litter Is Concerned

Philadelphia City Council passed two bills Thursday in hopes of making “Filthadelphia” a little more like Disneyland.


Philly Council OKs Massive 3-D Billboards in Center City

Philadelphia City Council passed legislation Thursday to allow large-size digital billboards in a part of Center City near the Reading Terminal Market and Convention Center. Critics […]

City Life

City Council Bill Seeks to Make Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs a Permanent Thing

This afternoon Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown introduced a bill in City Council that would make permanent the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs. The move is […]