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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: […]

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City Hall Wants to Delay Parking App

The Philadelphia Parking Authority wants to offer a new smartphone app that would nearly automate the process of paying for on-street parking, but it has […]

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Officials: We’re Ready for “Philly Is Baltimore” Protest

Philadelphia officials said today they’re ready for today’s “Philly Is Baltimore” protest at City Hall. No traffic or transit detours were planned — yet — […]

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5 Telling Quotes From the Comcast Franchise Meeting

The #Comcast franchise public hearing at Philadelphia City Institute is filled to overflowing. — Joel Mathis (@joelmmathis) April 28, 2015 Turns out, lots of […]


Headlines: Fishtown Neighbors Give the Thumbs Down to Apartments Projects

The plans for the 12-story apartment building near Penn Treaty Park met the Fishtown Neighbors Association last night, and let’s just say it didn’t go too […]


Gorgeous New City Hall Gates to Come With a Politically Interesting Twist

Given City Hall’s grandeur, one of the more annoying features of the building has been the sad-sack gates at the four portals to the interior […]

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Report: One-Quarter of Philadelphians Unhappy With Comcast

Twenty-six percent of Philadelphia Comcast subscribers are unhappy with the company’s service, according to a new report (below) released as City Hall begins the public […]

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Arts Groups Protesting Mayor Nutter Budget Cuts at City Hall Today

Today at noon, Groundswell, a program of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, will gather supporters at City Hall for the annual Philadelphia Arts Advocacy Day. This year […]

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SEPTA Unveils Renderings of 15th Street Station Renovations

There’s good news, bad news and “bad news with a but” about the long-planned, long-delayed reconstruction of City Hall Station on the Broad Street Line […]

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Brady to Dems: Reconsider Manny Morales Endorsement

On Tuesday, we asked: “Why Have City Dems Endorsed a Council Candidate Whose Facebook Page Compared Gay Men to Flatworms?” Turns out Congressman Bob Brady, […]

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Philly Says It Will Fill a Reported Pothole in Three Days

It’s headed to the 50s on Friday, and it’s going to be in the 40s and 50s next week, too. Let’s cross our fingers and […]

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Nutter Weighs School District’s $103 Million Request

Staring down a deadline to deliver his own 2016 budget request to City Council, Mayor Nutter is weighing a request from the Philadelphia School District […]


Wanna Buy a Mayor?

In a nondescript office building four blocks northeast of the White House, a group of elite political consultants is making decisions that may well determine […]