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Philly Wants You to Complain About the City From Your Phone

Complaining about Philly is about to get easier with the city’s plan for a 3-1-1 app. The city is expected to announce a deal with […]

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Taxpayers Money Covers Utilities at Water Works Restaurant

The city has been footing the bill for utilities at the Water Works Restaurant near the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Water Works has been around […]

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Philly Needs Tax Plan to Encourage Entrepreneurs, Homeowners

I will testify before City Council next week on Mayor Nutter’s proposed legislation to implement a back-door tax increase by setting real estate tax rates […]

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The 100 Highest-Paid City of Philadelphia Employees

Ah, tax season. It’s that time of year when you’re reminded of how much (or how little) you make and how much of it you […]

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Councilman Jim Kenney Spends $28,800 of Taxpayer Money for Help With the Twitter

Councilman Kenney’s Twitter Firm. Councilman Jim Kenney is up on the Twitter, but needs help to ensure that he’s using it properly. That’s why he’s […]

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Mayor Nutter and Others at City Hall Are Social Media Savvy

So says University of Illinois at Chicago in a new study that ranks the 75 biggest cities in America on how social media savvy its […]

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OccupyPhilly’s All Screwed Up on the Feeding the Homeless Issue

Or so says Jeff Deeney at Phawker. Deeney explains what the outdoor feedings mean for the city of Philadelphia, why Mayor Nutter stopped them, and […]

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Weekend Roundup

Friday, March 23 Saga: The Rock Opera is looking for a few good singers and actors. Written by Philly’s own Erik Ransom, the show is […]

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Meet Seth Williams’s $75,000 Party Planner

Morale is not good in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. In fact, it’s downright dismal. Lower-level staffers complain they are overworked and underpaid, having not […]

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City Hall Gets Yarnbombed

Some local artists have been covering Philadelphia in yarn and have recently given City Hall a bit of a makeover. “An Education in Yarnbombing” by […]

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Mayor Nutter Says No More Outdoor Meals for the Homeless

An unidentified van rolls up along Love Park. A swarm of Philadelphia’s homeless move towards the opening doors, through which sandwiches are being discreetly passed. […]

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What Happened to Michael Nutter’s “Honest Budget Now”?

Mayor Nutter and his lackeys have tried to spin his latest budget as containing no new taxes. Let’s be clear: That is a lie. Plain […]

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Mayor Nutter’s Budget Address Brings Out the Boo Birds

Today, Mayor Nutter delivered his budget address to a packed house at City Hall. City Council members, former Mayor John Street and a class from […]

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Taxis Honk and Flash to Protest PPA Budget

Late this morning cabbies in Center City drove East down Market Street and circled City Hall flashing their lights and honking their horns. The actions […]

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Will Smoking Make a Comeback in Center City?

Remember the old days of Philadelphia, where you could light up a cigarette pretty much anywhere? It seems like just yesterday that I was sucking […]