City Council Elections

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Listen To the Pro-Ori Feibush Rap Song

Zaa Geez, a South Philadelphia rapper, has released a song about none other than City Council candidate Ori Feibush. Zaa Geez compares Feibush to Martin […]

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Why Philly’s GOP Doesn’t Support Its Own Council Incumbents

Philadelphia’s Republican Party voted last week to not endorse any candidates yet for City Council At-Large in the May 19th primary. Joe DeFelice, executive director of the […]

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How the Fight for Gay Rights Could Decide the City Council Race

Philadelphia is one of the most-gay friendly cities in the United States. It has strong LGBT advocacy groups, a strong LGBT tourism scene, and strong laws […]

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The Council At-Large Race Just Got More Crowded

We told you the City Council At-Large race would get more crowded after Jim Kenney resigned from Council to run for mayor. Derek Green, a […]

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The Brief: Ethics 2.0 in the Mayoral Agenda

In 2015, should a mayoral candidate’s ethics platform be taken seriously if it doesn’t address open data? Mark Headd, Philadelphia’s former Chief Data Officer, argues that open data is a key part […]

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Education Firebrand Helen Gym Lands Big Union Endorsement, Donation for Council

It’s official: The firebrand education activist Helen Gym says she is running for Democratic City Council At-Large in the May 19th primary. Though she hasn’t made […]

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Nutter on Ori Feibush: “A Little Jerk With a Big Checkbook”

The second district City Council race, featuring incumbent Kenyatta Johnson and controversial developer Ori Feibush, is certainly living up to its billing as perhaps the […]

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How to Improve City Council

Philadelphia’s City Council is about as popular as I was in high school. The legislative body’s approval rating stands at a sad 30 percent, according […]