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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]