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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: […]

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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. pic.twitter.com/w3QZZcAdCS — 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 […]