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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 — […]

City Life

5 Telling Quotes From the Comcast Franchise Meeting

The #Comcast franchise public hearing at Philadelphia City Institute is filled to overflowing. pic.twitter.com/w3QZZcAdCS — Joel Mathis (@joelmmathis) April 28, 2015 Turns out, lots of […]

Property

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 […]

Citified

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

Citified

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 […]

Citified

Inside Take: City Hall Has Long Coddled Big Business

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.) In this town, business and government get along like Jimmy Fallon and The Roots. […]

City Life

Greenlee: Paid Sick Leave Will Become Law With or Without Mayor

City Councilman Bill Greenlee says his bill requiring Philadelphia businesses to provide paid sick leave to their employees is going to become law, with or without Mayor Nutter. Greenlee […]

City Life

This Is How Public Unions Should Respond When Their Members Screw Up

Joe Schulle, the president of the Philadelphia Association of Fire Fighters – Local 22, seems like a good guy. He’s a fierce advocate for his […]

City Life

Mayor Nutter Officiates Same-Sex Wedding of Israeli Diplomat

Yesterday evening, Mayor Michael Nutter officiated the wedding of Elad Strohmayer, deputy consul general of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region, and his fiancé, Oren Ben-Yosef, in a ceremony in the […]