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City, State Clash Over Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

State regulations regarding the new medical marijuana program could largely prevent dispensaries from opening anywhere in Philadelphia – but City Council is hoping to change […]

Business

State Bill Would Squash Philly’s New Wage Law

The fight against Philadelphia’s new wage law may be far from over, and this may come as no surprise to its Philadelphia backers. Comcast already […]

City Life

Report: City Council Members Have Been No-Shows for Ethics Training

Philadelphia City Council members aren’t attending the mandatory yearly ethics training sessions required by city law, according to an Inquirer report. 

Business

Mayor Kenney to Sign Pay Equity Bill

Mayor Kenney’s support for the pay equity bill hasn’t wavered over the last week. He’s expected to sign the bill into law on Monday, the […]

City Life

Philly’s Biggest Losers of 2016

Now that the last shreds of wrapping paper have been vacuumed up and the good dishes are finally put away, we revisit our time-honored tradition […]

City Life

The Philly Ballot Questions You’ll See on Election Day 2016, In Plain English

We know what you’re thinking: Who in God’s name cares about ballot questions when Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are up for election? It’s true. The presidential race makes […]

City Life

Councilman Derek Green Introduces Bill Addressing Gayborhood Racism

On the heels of the October 25th Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations hearing on Gayborhood racism, City Councilman-at-Large Derek Green introduced companion bills on Thursday […]

City Life

OPINION: Black City Officials Should Speak Out Against Gayborhood Racism

It has been nearly two weeks since a video leaked of ICandy owner Darryl DePiano repeatedly using the n-word among his peers. Since then, it […]

City Life

How a Council Bill Requiring More Parking Could Backfire

PlanPhilly reported yesterday that the City Planning Commission and a number of community groups are having a rough time coming to terms with a bill […]

City Life

Henon: “To My Knowledge,” the FBI Hasn’t Contacted My Office

Thursday was City Council’s first meeting of its fall session, which also marked the first day that Councilman Bobby Henon, whose office was raided by […]

Citified

Yes, Black Lives Matter Has an Agenda — and Philadelphians Helped Write It

Don’t say Black Lives Matter doesn’t have an agenda. The Movement for Black Lives, a coalition of more than 50 organizations around the country that represent African-Americans, […]

Citified

WATCH: Supercut of Darrell Clarke Attacking Donald Trump

Last week, Hillary Clinton’s campaign opened its first field office in North Philadelphia, near Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue. City Council President Darrell […]

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Kudos to City Council for Standing Up to the Powerful Soda Lobby

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from guest writer Rev. James Hall Jr. Hall is the pastor of Triumph Baptist Church in Germantown.) Philadelphia […]

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Will Philly’s Soda Tax Make Coca-Cola the Next Philip Morris?

In 1973, Arizona became the first state in America to restrict smoking in some public places. Four years later, Berkeley, Calif., became the first city in the […]

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Council’s Resident Realtor Just Voted Against a Tax Hike on Real Estate Sales

A City Council committee voted 6-2 on Thursday to approve a small increase in the real estate transfer tax, which is levied when houses and other properties […]