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There Won’t Be a Manayunk Bike Race This Year

The Manayunk bike race, most recently known as the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic, will not be run in 2017. The race posted the news on […]

Leslie Acosta
City Life

Convicted State Rep. Leslie Acosta to Resign

State Rep. Leslie Acosta – who remained in office and won reelection this fall after secretly pleading guilty to a federal felony charge in March […]

City Life

What the Incredible Rise of the Independent Voter Means for Philly

For more than half of the 20th century, the number of registered independents and third-party voters in Philadelphia didn’t change much. From the 1940s to […]

City Life

To Resist Trump, Fix Philly’s Elite, Boring, Anti-Competitive Democratic Party

Philadelphia’s Democratic Party suffers from the same cancer as the national Democratic Party. Only it’s arguably much more advanced. Think the Democratic National Committee favored […]

Citified

Kenney: Trump’s GOP Is the New Know-Nothing Party

Philadelphians know Mayor Jim Kenney as a man who is passionately pro-immigration. As a Councilman, he told anti-immigration protesters, “You can’t go through life hating.” On his first day as […]

Citified

Kenney, Other Philly Pols Added to Lineup of DNC Speakers

The Democratic National Convention just got a bit more Philly. Today, the DNC announced five more speakers for the event: Mayor Jim Kenney, Gov. Tom […]

City Life

Local Democrats Join Unprecedented House Sit-in For Gun Control

In a nod to decades-old, traditional-style protesting, several local Democrats were among more than 200 total to participate in a sit-in on the floor of the U.S. […]

Citified

The No-Bullshit Guide: 2016 Election’s Biggest Winners and Losers

Oftentimes, elections feel like they’ve been decided by the powers that be before they’re even over. The 2016 primary was different: It was full of genuine nail-biters. At […]

City Life

Bob Brady: Miscommunication May Be to Blame for Amtrak Crash

U.S. Rep. Bob Brady spent several hours touring the wreckage of Amtrak Train 89 with officials on Sunday in Chester, Delaware County. After eyeing the […]

Citified

Johnny Doc: “I’m Getting Out of Politics a Little Bit”

John Dougherty is such a big deal that he doesn’t need the Democratic City Committee anymore. The electricians union boss tells Citified he has stepped down as leader […]

Citified

Philly’s Political Elders Lament the Lack of Millennials Running for Office

Mayor Michael Nutter is in that glorious final phase of his tenure where he’s calling things exactly as he sees them. With seven weeks left […]

City Life

Stephen Colbert Skewered Bob Brady for Stealing the Pope Glass

Ever since we heard that Congressman Bob Brady stole Pope Francis’ water glass in Washington, D.C. last week (in case you missed the only-a-Philadelphia-Congressman-could-do-this story, […]

City

Dear Bob Brady: Here’s What You Need to Do With the Pope Glass You Took

Follow Philadelphia magazine’s live coverage of Pope Francis’s historic visit all weekend long. Oh, Bob Brady. You are so Philly. Leave it to you to […]

Citified

If Fattah Goes Down, Who Would Voters Replace Him With?

It finally happened: Philadelphia Democratic U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah was indicted on corruption charges Wednesday. Already, political insiders are wondering if the congressman will resign in the coming months or simply choose not […]

Citified

The Brief: 130-Year-Old Water Main Bursts in West Philly, Eats Cars

1. A water main ruptured in West Philly, wrecking homes and swallowing up cars. The gist: As you can imagine, the water main break on Sunday in West Philadelphia […]