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Helen Gym’s Hypocritical Return to the Union League Isn’t Her First Misstep

If there’s one thing this crowded mayoral primary is revealing to us, it’s that some candidates are learning the difference between running for City Council […]

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My 20 Best Philly Mag Interviews of 2022

I do a lot of interviews for Philly Mag. In fact, I do two each month in the print issue — one that opens the […]

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Philly Today: The Race for Mayor in Philadelphia Officially Just Got Nasty

Check phillymag.com each morning for the latest edition of Philly Today. And if you have a news tip for our hardworking Philly Mag reporters, please […]

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Philly Today: Eat Chocolate, Win Free Taylor Swift Tickets? Works for Us.

Check phillymag.com each morning for the latest edition of Philly Today. And if you have a news tip for our hardworking Philly Mag reporters, please […]

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Philly Today: Helen Gym Just Resigned

Check phillymag.com each morning for the latest edition of Philly Today. And if you have a news tip for our hardworking Philly Mag reporters, please […]

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Why the Midterm Results Are Good (or Bad) News for Philly’s Mayoral Candidates

Now that the midterm results are finally wrapped up, it feels safe to say that Pennsylvania has gone blue. The governor’s mansion and the state […]

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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 […]

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Helen Gym Is Ready for Battle Over Roe, the Sixers and More

She started out as a journalist and then a teacher before becoming a community organizer and an activist. Now, City Councilmember Helen Gym is, perhaps, […]

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Helen Gym and Kenyatta Johnson, Grandstand Less and Legislate More

Having grown up in the South, I’ve never forgotten a piece of wisdom from my elders: “Know your role, play your part.” In a democracy, […]

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White South Jersey Cop Charged After Pepper Spraying Black Teen Who Was Just Sitting on a Stoop

UPDATE 1/14/2021: Ryan Dubiel has pleaded guilty to simple assault. He has been banned from holding any public job in the state of New Jersey. […]

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Helen Gym Is the Most Popular Politician in Philadelphia

The day I spent with Helen Gym was the day after the New York Times endorsed two women, a moderate Democrat and a progressive, in […]

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All the Drama Over the 10-Year Tax Abatement Bill, Explained

Ah, the holidays: that ever-so-busy time when we’re tasked with reflecting on the end of the year while rushing through our gift shopping, party planning […]

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Helen Gym Wants the City to Publicly Disclose All Lawsuit Settlements

Philly taxpayers pitched in a whopping $48 million to settle legal disputes against the city in the 2019 fiscal year, according to Councilmember Helen Gym’s office. The claims encompassed sidewalk […]

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If You Think Helen Gym Is “Philly’s AOC,” You’d Better Look Up “Progressive” Again

It didn’t take much for me to swear at my computer on Tuesday morning when I read the Philadelphia Inquirer feature story that frames City […]

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By All Means, Philly, #MuteRKelly — but #EvictJewellWilliams Too

It’s always great when local elected officials can take on a national issue in a huge way — but it’s even better when they can […]