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Worst 18th-Century Job: Philadelphia Mayor

No one wanted to be mayor of Philadelphia. It was a thankless job, which for the first 56 years offered an annual salary of zero. […]

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Five Things to Watch in Philadelphia’s Nov. 8th Election

Outside of presidential years, general elections in Philadelphia are typically pretty dull. The city’s all-powerful Democrats tend to sort things out during the May primary, […]

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If the City Can Pay for Occupy Philly, Why Can’t It Fund the Mummers Parade?

The Occupy Philly effort has certainly captured our civic and national attention. Citizens and commentators wrestle with the larger questions of what this movement wants […]

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Christmas Village Moved to Love Park

Christmas Village—an outdoor marketplace featuring 50 some booths of food, jewelry, ornaments and the like—is usually set up in Dilworth Plaza at City Hall. This […]

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Q&A: Independent Mayoral Candidate Wali “Diop” Rahman

You’ve got to give Wali Rahman credit. First, the 34-year-old community activist and rabble-rouser got himself arrested at City Hall after a clash with officials. […]

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How Much Does Occupy Philly Cost the City?

New York City has reportedly spent nearly $2 million in police overtime since the start of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. Philly’s version has cost […]

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Andy Reid on the Chopping Block?

Philly Calling for Andy Reid’s Head. The slide continued yesterday as the Birds fell to the Bills 31-24 in a game marred by ball security […]

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UPDATE: Occupy Philly’s Phils Viewing Party is NOT Just a Rumor

UPDATE: According to a Philebrity post, Sean Agnew—of R5 Productions and Union Transfer fame—says that there are projectors and large screens and speakers set up […]

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First Look at Occupy Philly

As Occupy Wall Street has grown and spread, a large group in Philly has practically pulled a hamstring hopping on the bandwagon. Today, they began […]

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Apple Founder Steve Jobs Passed Away at Age 56

Apple Founder Steve Jobs Died at Age 56. Jobs died yesterday after years of health complications including a battle with pancreatic cancer and a liver […]

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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 […]