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Philly’s Pride Flag to Get Two New Stripes: Black and Brown

Multiple sources closely connected with Thursday’s First Annual Pride Kick-Off at City Hall have confirmed to G Philly that the city’s Pride flag will add […]

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Councilman David Oh Stabbed During Attempted Robbery in Southwest Philly

City Councilman at-large David Oh remains in critical but stable condition after he was stabbed near his home of 54 years in Southwest Philadelphia last night. […]


Court Dismisses Chamber’s Challenge to Philadelphia Wage Equity Law

Hate to say we told you so, but a federal judge just rejected the Chamber of Commerce’s challenge to Philadelphia’s wage equity law because the […]

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City Council Might Ban Waving Inflatable Tube Men

City Council will soon consider sealing the fate of Philly’s inflatable tube men – you know, the bright, blown-up guys that flop and flail all […]


Does the Chamber of Commerce Have Standing to Challenge Philadelphia’s Wage Equity Law?

Philadelphia’s freshly minted wage equity law was supposed take effect next Tuesday, but the city voluntarily put the brakes on the law pending the resolution […]


City Council Votes to Replace Wells Fargo as Philly Payroll Bank

On Thursday, Philadelphia City Council unanimously approved a bill that will allow the Office of the City Treasurer to replace Wells Fargo as the bank […]

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UPDATED: Council Unanimously Passes Bill Prompted by Gayborhood Racism Complaints

After passing out of City Council’s Health and Human Services committee in a unanimous vote last month, an anti-discrimination bill introduced by Councilman Derek Green […]

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City Council Passes Immigration Resolution

Amid heated national debate about so-called sanctuary cities, Philly is making its immigration stance loud and clear. City Council has passed a resolution this week “recognizing […]


South Philly Barbacoa Has Big Plans for 2017

The freedom fighters at South Philly Barbacoa and PAUWR, Cristina Martinez and Benjamin Miller, are organizing Philly restaurants for a May 1st general strike that […]

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Bill Prompted by Gayborhood Racism Complaints Passes Out of Committee

On Monday, an anti-discrimination bill introduced by Councilman Derek Green that would strengthen penalties against Philadelphia businesses that discriminate against their employees, tenants, or customers […]

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The Electric-Car Parking Debate Is About Power — but Not the Kind You Think

Let me start this column on City Council’s decision to issue a moratorium on electric car charging station parking permits with a number: $40,000. That […]

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City Council Votes to Halt Electric Vehicle Parking Program

City Council voted 11-6 this morning to halt Philly’s electric vehicle parking program. It’s a win for those rallying for more public parking spots in Philly, […]

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Philly Lawmakers Weren’t Up for Reelection in 2016, but They Raised $2M

Philadelphia City Council members aren’t up for reelection until 2019, but they raised almost $2 million combined last year, according a report by City & State. […]


I Love My Job: Lew Blum

Is Lew Blum the most hated man in Philadelphia? It’s possible. The 61-year-old owner of Lew Blum Towing is the public face of Philly tow-truck […]

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Philly Just Got an Official Kevin Hart Day

July 6th is going to be a great day for Kevin Hart. For one thing, it’s the Philly actor/comedian’s birthday. And thanks to a resolution […]