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Philly’s 2023 Mayoral Election Season Starts Now

The final days of summer are here, and we’re now off to the races: Philly’s mayoral election season has officially begun. Many of us have […]

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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 […]