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Council Candidate Pushing $15/Hour Minimum Wage Only Paying $2.86/Hour

[UPDATE, 4/16, 6:00 p.m.: In an email sent Thursday to Philadelphia magazine, at-large City Council candidate Sherrie Cohen said “I want you to know that […]

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The Brief: Are the Mayoral Candidates’ School Plans “Bogus”?

1. Mayor Michael Nutter said the candidates running to replace him have proposed “bogus” school funding plans. The gist: Nutter made the attack while touring a city school with Gov. Tom Wolf […]

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City Commissioner Stephanie Singer Gets A Chance To Fight for Her Political Life

A judge has scheduled a hearing on the motions filed by City Commissioner Stephanie Singer to try to bring her reelection campaign back from the dead, her lawyer says. On Monday, […]

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Council to Nutter: Find Your $105 Million Somewhere Else

Close, but no cigar, Mayor Michael Nutter. That was the general message from Council members at their hearing Tuesday on Nutter’s five-year fiscal plan, the first budget […]

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Stephanie Singer’s Office Gives Hundreds Wrong Date for Election Day

City Commissioner Stephanie Singer’s office, which runs elections in Philadelphia, emailed hundreds of poll workers an incorrect date for the May 19th primary. Oops. Chief Deputy City Commissioner […]

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The Brief: Will Stephanie Singer, Milton Street Survive Ballot Challenge Season?

A dozen candidates found out last week that legal challenges had been filed against them to try to kick them off the May 19th primary ballot. […]

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The Brief: Dems Ditch Council Candidate with Crazy Facebook Page

It seems even Philadelphia’s Democratic City Committee has its limits. Manny Morales, who is challenging 7th district City Council incumbent, Maria Quiñones Sánchez no longer has […]

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The Brief: The Coffee Can That Can Kill a Politician’s Dreams

That innocuous-looking coffee can right there — yeah, that one — can kill a candidate’s dreams. It can also suddenly transform a lackluster candidate into a threat. That’s because, […]

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Jannie Blackwell, Stephanie Singer’s Candidacies Challenged in Court

[Updated at 10:40 p.m.] Any candidate or voter who wanted to get a contender kicked off the May 19th primary ballot had to file a legal […]

City Life

City Council Won’t Debate Property Tax Hike Until After the Election

The Philadelphia City Council must decide in the next few months whether to support Mayor Michael Nutter’s plan to raise property taxes by more than 9 […]

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Another Fattah Is Running for Office

Fran Fattah — yes, of the Fattah family — is running for judge in Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas. The Democrat filed nomination petitions due […]

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It’s Official: Allan Domb Is Running for Council

Citified told you last week that it seemed awfully likely that Center City “condo king”/developer Allan Domb would run for City Council At-Large in the May 19th […]

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The Brief: Happy Ballot Challenge Season!

We’ve officially entered that most wonderful time of year: Ballot Challenge Season. To get on the May 19th primary ballot, a candidate running for citywide office in […]

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Is Condo King Allan Domb About to Run for Council?

Developer Allan Domb, a/k/a the Center City condo king, is one of Philadelphia’s biggest movers and shakers. Is he about to run for City Council? It sure looks […]

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The Brief: Michael Nutter’s “Historic” L&I Investment

Watchdogs have said for years that Philadelphia’s Licenses & Inspections department is dangerously underfunded. It was a victim of the recession, enduring cutbacks in staff under […]