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Black Clergy Soda Tax Criticism Leaves Wide Opening for a Kenney Challenger

In case you missed it, something epic happened last week that could possibly shake up next year’s mayoral race. On November 26th, 20 local Black clergy leaders […]


Philly May Soon Drop Wells Fargo as City Payroll Bank

On Monday, City Council’s Committee on Finance voted unanimously to approve a bill that would drop Wells Fargo as the bank in charge of the […]

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Clinton Campaign Announces “Pa. African Americans for Hillary”

After a voter registration drive and policy speech in Philadelphia Tuesday, Hillary Clinton’s campaign launched “Pennsylvania African Americans for Hillary” on Wednesday. Included in the […]


The No-Bullshit Guide to the Fight Over the Philly Soda Tax

For the third time in less than 10 years, Philadelphia City Council is reaching the end of a debate on whether to impose a tax on […]


Now Council’s Considering a Property Tax Hike to Pay for Pre-K

Councilwoman Cindy Bass said on Tuesday that her office is working on a bill that would raise the property tax rate in Philadelphia, as City Council […]


Councilwomen Slam DA Williams Over Porngate Prosecutors

It was a pretty weak showing, said Councilwoman Cindy Bass, when District Attorney Seth Williams announced late on the Friday afternoon before Labor Day weekend that […]


Officials: Philly’s Water Is Safe

Philadelphia’s water is safe, city officials said Monday at a Council committee hearing on lead poisoning. Water Department Commissioner Debra McCarty said that Philadelphia is not experiencing, […]


City Bill Would Crack Down on Nuisance Businesses

City Hall would gain new powers in cracking down on “nuisance” businesses under a new bill proposed by Councilwoman Cindy Bass — and neighborhood groups […]

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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 […]


Watch Out, Seth Williams

The women of the Philadelphia City Council are mad as hell, and they want District Attorney Seth Williams to know they’re not going to take it […]


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 […]


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 […]


The Brief: Are the Mayoral Candidates’ School Plans “Bogus”?

1. Mayor Michael Nutter said the candidates running to replace him have proposed “bogus” school funding plans. The gist: Nutter made the attack while touring a city school with Gov. Tom Wolf […]


Restoration Project Planned for Vernon Park

Well, we can see why Councilwoman Cindy Bass might feel adamant about preserving the YWCA on Germantown Ave for future use as a potential community center: steps away from […]

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If Chaka Fattah Goes, Who Fills the Void?

The city’s political class is abuzz with talk of potential replacements for U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, who could be politically finished after his former chief of staff Gregory Naylor pled guilty to […]