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Anti-UberX and Lyft protest signs
City Life

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 […]

Citified

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 […]

Citified

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

Citified

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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

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 […]

Citified

Mike Dunn on the Empty Desks in City Hall’s Pressroom

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from former KYW City Hall reporter Mike Dunn.) Decades of history can be found in the press room […]

Property

WATCH: City Hall Drone Footage Captures Rarely-Seen View of William Penn

Don’t know about you, but we don’t remember ever seeing William Penn from this angle! We’re talking, of course, about the Penn statue that sits […]

Milton Street outside the District Attorney's office
City Life

Milton Street Finally Brought Porn to City Hall Yesterday — and It Was the Right Call

Yesterday the Philadelphia chapter of the National Organization for Women gathered at City Hall with several City Councilwomen to demand that District Attorney Seth Williams […]

City Life

City Settles Suit With Catholic Pediatrician Over Birth Control

The City of Philadelphia has reached a settlement with a Catholic pediatrician who was fired after she refused to prescribe birth control options like Depo-Provera […]