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What Would Philly Do With Cash From a PGW Sale?

Philadelphia mayors have dreamed of selling off—even giving away—the publicly owned Philadelphia Gas Works for nearly 20 years. The obstacles: Some pols blanch at the […]

City Life

How Much Should Philly Pay to Catch Your Killer?

Since people don’t do the right thing anymore just for the sake of doing the right thing, it seems that we’ve got to pay people […]

City Life

$15,000 Reward For Information on Old City Beating Death

The City of Philadelphia is pledging $10,000 in reward money and the Fraternal Order of Police is pitching in another $5,000 in an attempt to […]

City Life

We Need a Poet Laureate Like We Need a Hole in the Head

I was talking with a Philadelphia small-business owner at a party on New Year’s Day when the subject of Mayor Nutter came up. Like many […]

The Scene

HughE Dillon: Mayor Nutter’s Inauguration Party

Last night I attended the 192nd Mayoral Inauguration for Michael Nutter held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The event was held in the new section […]

City Life

How Philly Spent Your Tax Money

Philly.com has published an online editorial detailing how Philadelphia’s tax dollars were spent in 2011. The good, the bad and the ugly are all pretty […]

City Life

Sonia Sanchez Named Philly’s First Poet Laureate

Sonia Sanchez Is Philly’s First Poet Laureate. Fancy. Today at 11 a.m., Mayor Nutter will announce that Sonia Sanchez has been named Philadelphia’s first poet […]

City Life

Eagles Won’t Ever Get Super Bowl With Michael Vick

It’s the time of year to take stock of what has passed and what is to come. Last year, I wrote a column for the […]

City Life

Mayor Nutter Signs Zoning Code Into Law

Mayor Nutter signed new zoning code into law today. The overhaul to Philadelphia’s zoning code has been in the works for the better part of […]

City Life

North Korean Ruler Kim Jong Il Is Dead

Kim Jong Il Dead. Kim Jong Il—the head of state in North Korea since 1998—died of a heart attack. Korean Americans—including those in the Philadelphia […]

City Life

Jerry Sandusky Going Straight to Trial

Sandusky Hearing in Bellefonte, PA Today. Dozens of news vans have descended upon a small town just outside of State College, Pennsylvania. Today, Jerry Sandusky […]

City Life

Councilman Kenney’s WMD Moment

Just before the Thanksgiving break, City Council voted 14 to 2 in favor of Bill No. 110341, a measure that Councilman Jim Kenney introduced in […]

City Life

City Hall’s Idea of Investing in the Future: Newspapers!

For those of us struggling to reinvent our businesses in this lousy economic climate, I have great news for you: The City of Brotherly Love […]

City Life

Occupy Philly Ignores Eviction Deadline, Defies Mayor Nutter

Occupy Philly Protests Past Eviction Deadline. Occupiers have defied Mayor Nutter and the city of Philadelphia by sticking around on Dilworth Plaza past yesterday’s eviction […]

City Life

Occupy Philly Rejects City’s Proposed Permit

Occupy Philly Appeals City’s Permit Proposal. The city has granted the Occupy Philly protesters a permit to continue their demonstration at Thomas Paine Plaza, across […]