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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 […]

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This Is City Hall’s Best Kept Secret

The light step of sneakers on tile corridors echoes over people sitting in the sixth floor corridor at City Hall as they wait to report […]

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PHOTOS: Mayor Nutter Helps Raise New Philadelphia LGBT Rainbow Flag This Morning

There were a variety of emotions this morning as members from Philadelphia government and the LGBT community met outside of City Hall to raise the City’s […]

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WATCH: Awesome Light Show Projected Onto City Hall

Over the weekend, local visual design studio Klip Collective projected an awesome light show onto City Hall for the opening of the “Red Bull Art of Can.” […]

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Philadelphia’s Official Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony Set

October marks LGBT History Month, and the City of Philadelphia is carrying on with the tradition of raising a rainbow flag right next to the […]

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Defiant Archives Exhibit on Trans Histories Transferring to City Hall

The William Way Center‘s Defiant Archives exhibit, which highlighted trans Philadelphia history and activism, is living on. The collection of materials, artwork, documents, and video will […]

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City Hall on Bedbug Scare: “We’re Talking About One Bedbug”

The 311 call center at City Hall was shut down earlier today after a dead bedbug was found. An exterminator was called in around 11 […]

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City Hall to Transform Into Giant Interactive Art Installation

You may walk by City Hall and Dilworth Park every day, but you have surely never seen it like this: A visual art studio is […]


Job-Seekers Already Hounding Kenney

They say that to the victor goes the spoils. Jim Kenney hasn’t technically won anything yet, but the Democratic nominee for mayor is already hearing […]


Finally, Someone Explained Councilmanic Prerogative

WTF is Councilmanic prerogative? That’s a question that has been asked by countless journalists, developers, political junkies and people trying to buy city-owned property in Philadelphia […]

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WATCH: Lightning Strikes Billy Penn

This is making its way around the social media rounds today, and for good reason: Lightning appears to have struck Billy Penn during Tuesday’s storm. […]


How to Fix the Mayor’s Race

The worst thing about the Philly mayor’s race? It’s over. Some of my journalistic colleagues who attended forum after forum and reviewed commercial after commercial […]

Edmond Beacon Way (It Should be Edmund Bacon Way)
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Ed Bacon’s First, Last Names Misspelled on Street Sign

In May of 1998, City Council passed a resolution honoring a stretch of Dock Street with a secondary name: Edmund Bacon Way. It was named […]

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Philadelphia Sick Leave Law Starts Wednesday

Believe it or not, Philadelphia’s sick leave law goes into effect Wednesday. Why would that be so hard to believe? Consider: Mayor Nutter vetoed sick […]

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Let’s Not Tax Airbnb for Pope’s Visit

Councilman Bill Greenlee has an idea: He wants to tax Philadelphians who rent out their rooms for the pope’s visit. I have a different idea: […]