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Nutter to Expectant Retirees: DROP Dead

For anyone who’s ever been enraged that certain city employees can start receiving pension payments four years before they actually retire and collect the balance […]

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Protests Erupt at Philadelphia City Hall Tree Lighting

As tenor Justin Gonzalez finished singing his rendition of “Oh Holy Night” from the stage overlooking the massive unfriendly audience at City Hall, he held the final […]

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Philly Won’t Turn Over Tax Deadbeats to Bill Collectors

You can relax, taxpayers: City Hall probably won’t be sending bill collectors after you anytime soon.

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Nutter Joins Mayors Backing Obama on Immigration

Mayor Nutter has joined with mayors of two dozen other large American cities to offer President Obama support in his efforts to reduce deportations of […]

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Task Force Recommends Paid Sick Leave for Philly

Saying it would “make a significant and honorable contribution to our quality of life,” a task force today formally recommended to Mayor Michael Nutter that […]

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Philly Could Push Local Minimum Wage to $15

The Inquirer’s Tricia Nadolny has a great look today at efforts to pass a $15 minimum wage in Philadelphia. It probably wouldn’t be universal — […]

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Paid Sick Leave Report Due Soon

When Mayor Nutter reversed course this year and said he was suddenly in favor of mandating that Philly businesses offer paid sick leave to employees […]

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Is Darrell Clarke Running for Mayor?

When Alan Butkovitz (kind of) exited the mayoral race last week, it was widely taken as a sign he was clearing the way for Council […]


Team Nutter on the City Hall Parking Lot

Philly Mag published a story this morning explaining the role of the Mayor’s Office in managing parking on the sidewalk/apron on the northern edge of City Hall. […]

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Here’s Who’s Parking on City Hall’s Doorstep

Update: Read the Nutter administration’s response to questions on City Hall parking here. The new $55 million Dilworth Park has its critics, but I’ve become a […]


New Tumblr Shows the City Hall “Parking Lot”

A new Tumblr in Philadelphia shows just how much Philadelphia uses City Hall as a parking lot. Appropriately called City Hall Parking Lot, the blog […]


Philadelphia’s Christmas Tree Will Be Inside the City Hall Courtyard

In response to a question on Twitter, the Center City District confirmed that the City of Philadelphia’s Christmas tree will not be in the newly opened […]

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The Three City Charter Questions on Tuesday’s Ballot, in Plain English

There are three questions up for vote in Tuesday’s primary election, but they’ll be awfully difficult to understand if you’re seeing them for the first […]

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Analysis: What the PGW Flop Means

Philadelphia’s bid to become the nation’s next great energy hub is a stool built on three legs. The pitch goes a little like this. “Hey petrochemical and energy […]


Architype: Civic Studies

I guess “romping” is the word for what children were doing on the first day I visited the revamped Dilworth Plaza. Maybe “gamboling.” “Frolicking”? Some […]