Councilman Mark Squilla


Scannapieco Officially Finishes 500 Walnut

Perhaps the person most surprised at pulling off the feat that is 500 Walnut is Tom Scannapieco himself. His goal, he told the assembled audience […]


Carl Dranoff Takes the Wraps Off One Riverside

Surrounded by examples from each of the stages of his career as a developer here in Philadelphia, Carl Dranoff officially cut the ribbon on his […]


The City Wants to Put an End to Philly’s Electric Vehicle Parking Program

If you live in a major American city and you own a car, parking is, undoubtedly, one of your biggest frustrations. But imagine if you […]


Philly’s Biggest Losers of 2016

Now that the last shreds of wrapping paper have been vacuumed up and the good dishes are finally put away, we revisit our time-honored tradition […]


Teamsters to Pro-Soda Tax Lawmakers: No More Campaign Money For You

What do special interest groups want for their campaign donations? Are they looking for favors, access, or just a sympathetic ear? Most of the time, voters can only speculate (and worry) about the answers […]


Councilman Squilla Introduces New Zoning to Ease Path for Hyde Hotel Project

Though Carl Dranoff’s plans to bring the SLS LUX hotel and residences to the corner of Broad and Spruce have been delayed by the state […]


Millennials Won — Mark Squilla’s “Promoters Bill” Is Dead

City Councilman Mark Squilla has decided to scrap his virally unpopular “Promoters Bill,” which came under fire last week from musicians, millennials and First Amendment advocates. The proposal would have required music venues […]


6 Times City Council Tried to Screw with Our Fun

There’s nothing like a group of municipal lawmakers to ruin a good time, and Philadelphia’s City Council seems to be especially well versed in the […]


36 Affordable Townhomes to Replace Vacant Lot in Port Richmond

About ten minutes from the blighted Orinoka textile factory building, another eyesore takes up promising real estate. Fortunately, like Orinoka, the vacant lot at 2201 E. Auburn […]


Councilman Squilla Discovers Gawker After “White Lives Matter” Article

On Friday evening, Philadelphia City Councilman Mark Squilla learned the hard way what Gawker was after the New York-based blog published an article entitled “Philadelphia […]


Going Once: City Looks to Sell Almost 200 Properties at Auction

“Seller is definitely motivated to sell!” That snippet comes from the FAQs of the upcoming “as-is” land auction of around 185 properties. What makes this a […]

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Mayor Nutter and City Council: LGBT People Living in RFRA States Are Welcome in Philly

Councilman Mark Squilla (pictured, standing row, third from right) drafted an open letter inviting folks and businesses living in the 20 states affected by anti-LGBT Religious Freedom […]


Morning Headlines: Will We Find Out the Fate of UEDs This Week?

There’s a good chance that you’re tired of hearing about Urban Experiential Displays (UEDs) by now. Whether you’re for or against the six-story ‘huge televisions […]