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OPINION: Intersectionality and the Orlando Shootings

Since the weekend, I have not been able to think much about anything besides but the tragic mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. […]

NASCAR Philadelphia lap
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NASCAR Drivers Are Doing a Lap Around City Hall

Drivers from the NASCAR XFINITY Series will promote an upcoming race at Pocono Raceway by doing a lap around Philadelphia City Hall at noon today. […]


Bill Would Create Municipal ID in Philly

City Hall may soon issue its own “municipal ID” to Philadelphia residents, a new form of identification modeled on programs in New York, San Francisco and other […]


City Bill Would Crack Down on Nuisance Businesses

City Hall would gain new powers in cracking down on “nuisance” businesses under a new bill proposed by Councilwoman Cindy Bass — and neighborhood groups […]

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25 Signs From the Anti-UberX Protest That Shut Down Center City

About 100 cab and Uber Black drivers shut down traffic in Center City today with a protest against Lyft and UberX outside City Hall. The […]


Philly Lawmakers Are Making Even More Money Than Before

Back in 2011, the Pew Philadelphia Research Initiative studied how Philadelphia’s City Council compared to other legislatures in 14 peer cities throughout the country. At the […]


Will Supreme Court Break the Power of Philly’s Municipal Unions?

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday heard a case that could undermine the power of Philadephia’s powerful municipal unions. The case, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, doesn’t […]

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11 Things You Might Not Know About: Philly’s Public Squares

They’re some of the most revered spaces in the city — the five open public squares William Penn laid out in the 1680s to keep […]


Here Are the Full Inaugural Speeches Given by Mayor Jim Kenney and Council President Darrell Clarke

Today is inauguration day in Philadelphia. Here are the complete speeches — as prepared for delivery — by Mayor Jim Kenney and Council President Darrell […]

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Audit: Philly Firefighters Often Late to the Fire

Updated with comment from Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer. City Controller Alan Butkovitz’s farewell present to outgoing Mayor Michael Nutter? A reminder of the ugly early […]

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Fed Prosecutor Will Be Kenney’s City Solicitor

A federal prosecutor with a history of involvement in city politics will be the City Solicitor under Mayor-elect Jim Kenney: Sozi Pedro Tulante will be […]

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Audit: City Pension Fund Still Going Broke

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released his annual compliance audit of Philadelphia’s city pension fund today, and it has some grim news: The city’s funding ratio—the […]

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City Hall Gets Ready for the Rising Tide

We’re only halfway through the 2010s, and to date, the decade has produced the two warmest summers, the snowiest winter, the wettest day and the […]

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On Pope Visit Costs, Mayor Nutter Insults Our Intelligence One Last Time

So this is how Mayor Nutter is going out: By insulting Philadelphia’s intelligence. We were going to have a sour taste in our mouths anyway […]


Property’s Photo of the Week: Philly’s Beauty Is in the Most Random Places

A photo posted by Philadelphia 🍕 (@beansauer) on Nov 19, 2015 at 1:30pm PST We’d by lying if we said Chad Aaronson‘s cool City Hall drone […]