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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 […]


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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Philly’s Unfunded Pension Liabilities: $5.3 Billion

A stark reminder of the seriousness of the “pension crisis” you hear about so often: A new report says that Philadelphia is $5.3 billion behind […]

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Marian Tasco to Retire From Council

[UPDATE, 11:40 a.m.] City Council President Darrell L. Clarke on Tuesday issued the following statement on 9th District Councilwoman Marian Tasco’s announcement that she will […]

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“Con Artist” Considers Run for City Council

https://twitter.com/wbender99/status/552852999576764416 Daily News reporter William Bender wasn’t kidding. In an article published today, Bender chronicles the bizarre tale of Lewis Thomas III, who is considering running for Philadelphia’s 5th District Council […]

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Nutter, Clarke Spar Over Death of PGW Privatization Deal

Despite some glimmers of last-minute hope a few weeks ago and Doug Oliver’s endorsement of a sale earlier this week, Mayor Michael Nutter’s proposed deal […]

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23 Photos of the Protests at the City Hall Tree Lighting Ceremony

In the wake of non-indictments of police officers in the deaths of Mike Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in New York City, protests erupted around […]