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Audit Claims City Botched Latest Property Tax Assessments

City Council is calling for a complete overhaul of leadership in the city agency tasked with overseeing property tax assessments. The push comes as City […]

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Sherrie Cohen Announces New City Council Run, This Time With a “Movement”

As candidates being to emerge for next spring’s Democratic primary for City Council, a familiar face is making a return. Social justice activist and political scion […]

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“This Is Us” Is Getting Philly So, So Wrong

Note: This article contains spoilers for recent episodes of This is Us. At the end of Tuesday’s fall finale episode of the popular NBC drama […]

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Asa Khalif Says He’s Running for City Council

Most people who have run for City Council in Philadelphia have never put a Ku Klux Klan hood on the head of the Frank Rizzo […]

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City Council Should Ban Cashless Stores, Because Philly Can’t Afford Them

City Council has finally produced a practical idea this year that simultaneously looks out for the poor and makes life easier for the rest of […]

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The Next Battle in the War on Cash Will Be Waged In Philadelphia

“This note is legal tender for all debts, public and private.” That’s what is written on every single piece of United States paper currency that’s […]

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Kenney Wants $15 Minimum Wage for City Employees, Contractors

Mayor Jim Kenney is pushing to raise the minimum wage to $15 for city employees contractors. Kenney is scheduled to announce on Wednesday proposed City Council […]

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Allan Domb Introduces Bill to End DROP for New Non-Union Employees

Allan Domb wants to drop DROP — for new non-union employees, at least. The at-large City Councilman is introducing legislation on Thursday that would curtail the […]

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“W. Wilson Goode, Sr. Way” Is Another Rizzo Statue in the Making

On Friday, locals will gather on the 2400 block of North 59th Street to celebrate its transformation into W. Wilson Goode Sr. Way, a City Council–approved […]

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82 Mazzoni Center Staffers Sign Petition Addressing Recent Turmoil

Following ongoing controversy surrounding the abrupt termination of Mazzoni Center’s first-ever diversity, equity, and inclusion director, Kay Martinez, 82 of the organization’s staff members have […]

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This Pizza-Giving, MAGA-Protesting Bike Messenger Says He’s Running for City Council

Back in May, I interviewed memorable Philadelphia bike messenger, protester, and pizza giveaway king Joe Cox for Biz Philly. We talked about his omnipresent dogs, […]

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Allan Domb for Mayor!

I realize what I’m about to say. I realize exactly what I’m about to say. And yet: It must be said. Every so often, when […]

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Allan Domb Floats Idea to Reduce Philly’s Property Tax Abatement

Looking for ways to bolster the resources of Philadelphia’s Housing Trust Fund, which supports affordable housing efforts in the city, City Council is currently moving […]

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No Property Tax Hike in City Council’s Alternate Budget Proposal

It didn’t take long for City Council members to become inundated with calls from concerned constituents after Mayor Jim Kenney introduced his $4.7 billion budget […]

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City Council Calls for Audit of Philly’s Skyrocketing Property Tax Assessments

In case you missed it, Philly property tax assessments came out this month — and chances are, your bill is going way up. Overall, assessments for […]