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City Life

Sandra Dungee Glenn on City Council Run: “I Want to Move Families Out of Poverty”

Former chairwoman of the defunct state-led School Reform Commission Sandra Dungee Glenn is running for a City Council at-large seat. We chat with the former […]

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City Life

Monday Is the Last Day to Register to Vote in the Primary Election

Monday is the last day to register to vote in the primary election, Philly. If you’re not registered (or if you’re unsure of your voter status), […]

City Life

Will Rebecca Rhynhart Derail the City’s New Voting Machines?

Philadelphia’s city commissioners, who oversee elections, say they’ve purchased the best — and most expensive — new voting machines out there just in time for […]

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City Life

Date Set for the First (and Only) TV Debate of the Philly Mayoral Race

It’s fair to say that Philadelphia’s 2019 mayoral race hasn’t seen a level of competition and excitement comparable to that of the 2015 election, which boasted […]

City Life

Isaiah Thomas on Why He’s a “Stronger Candidate” in Third City Council Run

Community advocate Isaiah Thomas is running for a City Council at-large seat for the third time since 2011. We chat with the Northwest public servant about being this […]

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City Life

Undemocratic Democracy: The Trouble With Voter Recalls

When Northeast Philly state Rep. Jared Solomon announced a proposal last week to amend the state constitution to allow for voter-led recalls of elected officials, […]

City Life

Excessive Drama Surrounding Petition Challenges Is a Turnoff for Voters

The nastiest phase of the Philly election cycle is finally over — and thank goodness it is. Tuesday was the last day for candidates running […]

City Life

Scenes From the Campaign Trail: The Coffee Can of Destiny

The air in City Hall’s Courtroom 676 felt undeniably musty on Wednesday morning. Inside the jam-packed space, officials, would-be officials, and their campaign managers brushed shoulders, sizing […]

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City Life

Three Signs Philly Is Getting Serious About Street Safety

Back in 2015, some of us were doubtful that Philadelphia officials would support something like Vision Zero, a Swedish-born concept that cities can prevent traffic […]

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City Commissioner Candidate: We Must Fight 2020 Vote Suppression Efforts

Voting rights advocate and attorney Kahlil Williams is one of 13 Democrats running in the highly contested two-seat race for city commissioner. We chat with […]

City Life

State Sen. Anthony Williams on Why He’s Running for Mayor

After much speculation, state Sen. Anthony Williams has officially announced his second campaign for mayor of Philadelphia. In an exclusive interview with Philadelphia magazine, Williams […]

City Life

Democrats Who Filed to Run for City Council at Large: 34. Chance of Real Change: 0.

The most politically important Tuesday of the year apart from Election Day has just passed, and I’m pissed. Tuesday was the deadline for candidates to […]

City Life

Movita Johnson-Harrell Wins Special Election, Becomes First Muslim Woman State Rep

On Tuesday night, Movita Johnson-Harrell, the former interim supervisor of Victim Services for Philadelphia’s District Attorney’s Office, won a highly contested special election for the 190th District seat in […]

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City Life

Philly Has Never Elected a Woman as Sheriff. These Candidates Want to Change That.

The momentum that ushered in America’s unprecedented wave of women office-holders will be put to the test in the May primary — and not just […]

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City Life

City Commissioner Candidate Picks Up National “Run for Something” Endorsement

On Wednesday, City Commissioner candidate Jen Devor picked up the national endorsement of Run for Something, the progressive political organization that was founded the same […]