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Shakeup on Council Is Good, But These Former Councilmembers Leave Big Shoes to Fill

We knew this day would come. I called it a few weeks ago. The mass exodus of City Councilmembers resigning before this Thursday’s return to […]

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City Life

Philly Today: PETA Trolls Pat’s and Geno’s, a Shoplifting Surge, and Pricey Eagles Tickets

PETA vs. Cheesesteaks The world’s most well-known animal rights group would like to remind you that not only are cheesesteaks unhealthy — they also are […]

City Life

Philly’s 2023 Mayoral Election Season Starts Now

The final days of summer are here, and we’re now off to the races: Philly’s mayoral election season has officially begun. Many of us have […]

City Life

One Year Ago Today, the ICandy N-Word Video Rocked the Gayborhood

On September 29th, 2016, a video surfaced of ICandy owner Darryl DePiano referring to a former black employee and patrons as “niggers” repeatedly. Here’s the cringeworthy […]

City Life

UPDATED: Council Unanimously Passes Bill Prompted by Gayborhood Racism Complaints

After passing out of City Council’s Health and Human Services committee in a unanimous vote last month, an anti-discrimination bill introduced by Councilman Derek Green […]

City Life

Bill Prompted by Gayborhood Racism Complaints Passes Out of Committee

On Monday, an anti-discrimination bill introduced by Councilman Derek Green that would strengthen penalties against Philadelphia businesses that discriminate against their employees, tenants, or customers […]

City Life

Councilman Derek Green Introduces Bill Addressing Gayborhood Racism

On the heels of the October 25th Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations hearing on Gayborhood racism, City Councilman-at-Large Derek Green introduced companion bills on Thursday […]

Citified

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 […]

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How Jim Kenney’s Big Soda Tax Victory Is Upending City Hall

For years, Philadelphians saw government dysfunction everywhere they looked. In City Hall, former Mayor Michael Nutter was so impotent that he couldn’t persuade a single Council […]

Citified

At Famous 4th Street Deli Today, Huge Sammiches, Small Crowd

Few political traditions in Philadelphia are quite as cherished as the Election Day gathering at Famous 4th Street Deli. (Yeah, we know you’re going to make a […]

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Officials: Philly’s Water Is Safe

Philadelphia’s water is safe, city officials said Monday at a Council committee hearing on lead poisoning. Water Department Commissioner Debra McCarty said that Philadelphia is not experiencing, […]

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Lawmakers Fight for Muslim Holidays to Be Recognized in Philly

A group of activists erupted in applause at City Hall Thursday when lawmakers unanimously approved a resolution calling on the city and school district to recognize two Muslim holidays: Eid […]

Citified

Does “Bullet Voting” Really Work?

If you want to shake up City Council, many political insiders will tell you to vote for one at-large candidate and one at-large candidate only. This […]

Citified

Progressives Won the Philly Election? You Sure About That?

Philadelphia is suddenly a progressive utopia. At least, that’s what you might believe after reading articles about the city’s primary election in the national media. “Jim Kenney, a […]

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Why Voter Turnout Sucked in Philly’s Mayoral Race

1. Voter turnout in Philadelphia wasn’t always so pitiful. The gist: Only 27 percent of registered voters cast a ballot in Philadelphia’s mayoral primary last week. It wasn’t always like […]