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GOP’s Karen Brown Fires at Nutter in Mayoral Debate

Mayor Nutter will be easily re-elected next month. That was determined early this year, when serious potential challengers like Bill Green, Anthony Williams, Tom Knox […]

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Ben Francisco Helps Phils Take 2-1 Series Lead

Ben Francisco Lifts Phils to 2-1 Series Lead. Of all the Phillies the Scoop thought might be the hero after three games in the postseason, […]

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City, State and SRC to Make Announcement About New Cooperation

The Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Ronald Tomalis will join Mayor Nutter and the SRC for a press conference at 1:30 p.m. at School District headquarters […]

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Dwight Evans Chooses Philly Patronage Over School Success

The reaction to Chief Integrity Officer Joan Markman’s report that exposed the backroom politics surrounding the fight for control of a failing Philadelphia high school […]

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Philadelphia’s Tech Fail

When people think about dysfunction in Philadelphia’s city government, they think about the big things: pay to play, recalcitrant unions, the madness that is City […]

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City Council to Hold More Redistricting Hearings

City Council has announced that it will hold two additional public hearings in the on-going effort to redistrict the city. A meeting for August 16th […]

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How Zoning Reform Could Help Philadelphia

When newspaper editors want to haze their young reporters—or drive older ones into early retirement—they send them to zoning board meetings. There, amid the ceaseless […]

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Does Twitter Hashtag #PhillyRising Work?

Have you heard? Philly is rising. It’s not clear from what or where, exactly. From the ashes, maybe. Perhaps the depth of hell. Or it […]

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The PhillyStat Zombie Returns

Back when Michael Nutter first took office, the initiative called PhillyStat was as good a symbol as any that Change Had Come. Drawing its inspiration […]

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John Street’s Campaign Strategy

John Street does not want to be mayor. Not again. He has said this many times, to many people, including me. “I don’t want to […]

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The Thrill of a Boring Budget

After three years of non-stop budget drama that included massive tax hikes, huge spending cuts and endless political wrangling, Mayor Nutter delivered to City Council […]

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Another Fiscal Disaster for Philly

In 1991, Philadelphia enjoyed the lowest bond rating ever recorded by a major municipality in America. It had a structural deficit in excess of $270 […]

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Philadelphia’s Corruption Constipation

The DROP Squad is under attack! And I’m here to come to their defense. In fact, I encourage them to run for re-election. Stu Bykofsky […]

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The Status Quo Prevails

By way of introduction, I’m still relatively new to this area and its customs, having only moved up here in September 2009. I say that […]

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The Real Christmas Village Travesty

When someone does the inevitable recap of the year that was 2010 in Philadelphia, one of the trends should be name changes. SEPTA re-titled its […]