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Marc Vetri Is Pissed: A Q&A About Bill No. 110341

In case you missed it, City Council recently passed Bill No. 110341, which Councilman Jim Kenney introduced last spring to stop the common practice of […]

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Penn State Sexual-Abuse Scandal Updates

PSU Board of Trustees to Commission Investigation. Amid the Jerry Sandusky sexual-abuse scandal, Penn State’s Board of Trustees held a conference call last night before […]

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Five and a Half Lessons From Yesterday’s Election

Yesterday’s Philadelphia election unfolded just about as expected. There weren’t any competitive marquee races, and only one truly close contest. But like all elections, it […]

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Philadelphia’s Growing Raccoon Problem

Apparently there’s a growing raccoon problem in Philadelphia. Residents say that they’re growing increasingly aggressive; rummaging through garbage and chasing children. While City Council probably […]

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Five Things to Watch in Philadelphia’s Nov. 8th Election

Outside of presidential years, general elections in Philadelphia are typically pretty dull. The city’s all-powerful Democrats tend to sort things out during the May primary, […]

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City Skyline for Sale?

City Council will vote later this month on a potential “wall billboard” facing the Vine Street Expressway. The proposal would allow for an advertisement to […]

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City Council Passes Curfew Bill

Today City Council voted 16-1 to pass a bill that set new mandates for curfews and stiffer penalties for those in violation of the new […]

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City Hall Should Reduce Business Taxes ASAP

Since Mayor Nutter has been busy raising taxes during most of his first term, it is good to see someone at City Hall finally do […]

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Can David Oh Still Win a Philadelphia City Council Seat?

A little more than four years ago, when the city’s weak-kneed Republican machine was still thought to be firmly in the grip of Michael Meehan, […]

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Flyers Remain Unbeaten Through Three Games

Flyers Move to 3-0-0. The new-look Flyers outscored the Canucks 5-4 last night to remain undefeated to start the year. It’s only been three games, […]

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Council Passes Redistricting Plan

In an effort to redraw district lines in the city—and ensure that they receive their regularly scheduled paychecks—City Council has passed a redistricting plan by […]

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City Backs Down On Ankle Bracelets

Philly’s First Judicial District recently tried to drop $4.5 million on new electronic ankle bracelets for inmates released from prison. Mayor Nutter and his administration […]

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City Council Overrides DROP Veto

Earlier this summer, Mayor Michael Nutter vetoed the controversial DROP bill, vowing to only approve legislation that would do away with the deferment option entirely. […]

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Two Redistricting Proposals Introduced

City Council is currently tasked with the long and arduous process of redrawing district boundaries in Philadelphia. Today, the Council heard proposals for two different […]

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Drawing New Council Lines Is An Exercise in Disrespect

No matter how you slice it, redistricting — drawing new political boundaries — is about dividing, not uniting. It is an exercise in disrespect. City […]