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Darrell Clarke


Bobby Henon’s Promotion Is a Big Deal

City Councilman Bobby Henon got a promotion this week: His Democratic colleagues unanimously elected him to be their new majority leader, a position on the body […]


Darrell Clarke Is Already Upstaging Mayor Kenney

In 48 short hours, newly minted Mayor Jim Kenney has already set a tone that could very well define his next four (or, more likely, eight) years in office. […]


PHOTOS: Jim Kenney on Philadelphia’s Inauguration Day

Jim Kenney was sworn in as Philadelphia’s new mayor this morning. Holly Otterbein has analysis of Kenney’s first speech as mayor, and Joel Mathis has […]


Here Are the Full Inaugural Speeches Given by Mayor Jim Kenney and Council President Darrell Clarke

Today is inauguration day in Philadelphia. Here are the complete speeches — as prepared for delivery — by Mayor Jim Kenney and Council President Darrell […]

City Life

SEPTA, City Unveil Fancy New Bus Shelter Design

Mayor Michael Nutter, City Council President Darrell Clarke, SEPTA general manager Jeff Knueppel and Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities director Denise Goren all gathered […]


Insider: Darrell Clarke Won His Needless School District Power Play

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.)  The laughter and colliding high-fives you heard recently in the vicinity of lower North […]


Darrell Clarke Thinks Philly Schools Need the Firm Hand of City Council

Early this month, we told you about City Council President Darrell Clarke’s clear-cut power play to get Council more leverage over the School District of […]


Darrell Clarke’s School District Power Play

City Council President Darrell Clarke has grown profoundly frustrated with the School District of Philadelphia in recent years. Now he looks poised to turn that frustration into […]


Insider: Why the Jim Kenney & Darrell Clarke Bromance Means Great Things for Philly

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.)  Before the primary election on May 19, the previous 18 months of a lame duck […]


Council’s New Hires: $105K for a Graphic Designer & a Social Media Maven

There’s no arguing that City Council could use a little help with its image. And it’s getting it, in the form of two relatively new […]

School District of Philadelphia

$25 Million for City Schools, Suddenly in Doubt?

Last spring, which feels like eons ago, City Council grudgingly agreed to increase funding to the School District of Philadelphia by $70 million. That was $30 […]


Why Philly’s Special Election Matters

In a special election on August 11th, a small sliver of voters will choose Philadelphia’s three newest representatives in the state House. The winners are virtually predetermined, […]


If Fattah Goes Down, Who Would Voters Replace Him With?

It finally happened: Philadelphia Democratic U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah was indicted on corruption charges Wednesday. Already, political insiders are wondering if the congressman will resign in the coming months or simply choose not […]


Will Bill Green and Sam Katz Team Up for Surprise City Council Run?

Bill Green and Sam Katz — two of the city’s most capable and pugnacious political pot-stirrers — are considering running for City Council at-large as a two-man slate […]


The Brief: What Will Happen to the Homeless During the Pope’s Visit?

1. Organizers say they are carefully considering the needs of homeless people as they make preparations for the Pope’s visit. The gist: On Monday, Mayor Michael Nutter got […]