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David Oh Fights for His Political Life

It’s been a bad year for politicians in Pennsylvania, especially those with a “D” next to their names: Kathleen Kane, Chaka Fattah, Rob McCord. The list goes on and on. On Monday, Republican Councilman David Oh reminded the public that […]

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Sam Katz and Bill Green Won’t Run for Council After All

School Reform Commissioner Bill Green and three-time mayoral candidate Sam Katz have decided against running as a two-man slate for City Council at-large in November’s […]

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Philly Teachers Union Fined Over Campaign Finance Violation

The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers has been hit with a $1,500 fine for making an excess campaign donation to education firebrand and Democratic City Council […]

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How Johnny Doc Almost Took Out Maria Quiñones-Sánchez

How in the world did an allegedly gay-hating, voter ID-loving racist who no one has ever heard of nearly beat an incumbent Democratic Councilwoman who […]

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Could This Guy Spark an Independent Revolution in Philly?

Could Andrew Stober make political independents a real force in Philadelphia, as opposed to the non-factor they are now? Stober is a 36-year policy geek who most recently worked […]

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Progressives Won the Philly Election? You Sure About That?

Philadelphia is suddenly a progressive utopia. At least, that’s what you might believe after reading articles about the city’s primary election in the national media. “Jim Kenney, a […]

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The Brief: Stu Bykofsky’s Candidates’ Comedy Night Is Ending

1. Stu Bykofsky’s 25th Candidates’ Comedy Night will be the last. The gist: For the past two-and-a-half decades, Daily News reporter Stu Bykofsky has convinced city, state and federal candidates […]

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Will Council Fund Schools With a Big Parking Tax Hike?

[Updated at 4:20 p.m.] Philadelphia school district officials are asking City Council to pay a huge bill this year. They say they need an extra $103 […]

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After Losing the Election, Ori Feibush Is Out of the Development Game

Love him or hate him, Ori Feibush has been the best-known developer in South Philadelphia’s Point Breeze neighborhood in recent years. But now he’s getting out the game. Feibush, who lost […]

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Insider: Progressives Are “Out of Touch” With the Fact That Jobs Are a Social Justice Issue

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider. Steinke is a Democrat who ran for City Council At-Large in the 2015 primary election. He was […]

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Will Jim Kenney and Council Play Nice?

The next mayor of Philadelphia is going to face massive challenges: A horribly underfunded pension system, a poverty rate higher than that of any other […]

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A Shakeup on Council’s Leadership Team?

Philadelphia’s next crop of City Council members won’t be sworn in for another seven months, but rumors are already swirling that there might be a shakeup on […]

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Why Voter Turnout Sucked in Philly’s Mayoral Race

1. Voter turnout in Philadelphia wasn’t always so pitiful. The gist: Only 27 percent of registered voters cast a ballot in Philadelphia’s mayoral primary last week. It wasn’t always like […]

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Insider: 5 Election Day Lessons for Progressives

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.)  1. Bullet Balloting Works. Last week I argued that folks should vote only for […]

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The Brief: This Is The Only Philly Voter’s Guide You’ll Need Today

Dear God, it’s here. Today is Election Day. The stakes are high: This is Philadelphia’s first competitive mayoral primary in eight years. Plus, candidates for City Council, […]