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FBI Raids Electricians Union Boss Johnny Doc’s House, Local 98 Hall

This is a developing story. Check back for more updates. Federal and state authorities conducted an early-morning raid of several properties connected to IBEW Local […]

Citified

The Soda Tax Battle’s Biggest Winners and Losers

One of the longest and most expensive political wars in recent Philadelphia history has come to an end. On Thursday, City Council voted 13-4 to enact a tax on […]

Citified

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

The No-Bullshit Guide to the Fight Over the Philly Soda Tax

For the third time in less than 10 years, Philadelphia City Council is reaching the end of a debate on whether to impose a tax on […]

City Life

Rendell: “Probably More Ugly Women in America Than Attractive Ones”

Ed Rendell has always been a reliable guy to go to when you need a memorable soundbite, but a new quote from Rendell — the man […]

Citified

The No-Bullshit Guide: 2016 Election’s Biggest Winners and Losers

Oftentimes, elections feel like they’ve been decided by the powers that be before they’re even over. The 2016 primary was different: It was full of genuine nail-biters. At […]

Citified

Is Josh Shapiro the Guy to Clean Up Kathleen Kane’s Scandal-Ravaged Office?

Pennsylvania Democrats have been excited about Josh Shapiro for over a decade. The 42-year-old Montgomery County career politician has put his stamp on every institution […]

Citified

Deputy D.A. Recommends Arresting Johnny Doc, Gets Demoted

Was a high-ranking member of the District Attorney’s Office demoted over a controversial investigation into Local 98 leader John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty? Multiple law enforcement […]

City Life

Deputy D.A. Recommends Arresting Johnny Doc, Gets Demoted

Was a high-ranking member of the District Attorney’s Office demoted over a controversial investigation into Local 98 leader John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty? Multiple law enforcement […]

Citified

Report: Feds Have Joined the Johnny Doc Investigation

Federal investigators have joined the inquiry into a fight involving powerful union leader John Dougherty, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The paper said James Reid, owner of […]

Citified

5 Takeaways From the Alleged Johnny Doc Brawl

The Philadelphia Inquirer broke a bombshell of a story today: John Dougherty, the politically influential labor leader, was in a physical altercation with a nonunion electrician on January 21st […]

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Citified

IBEW Local 98 Literally Has 3 Surveillance Drones Now

In early January, John Dougherty‘s IBEW Local 98 union held a large protest in front of the old Parker Spruce Hotel. They brought three giant […]

IBEW Local 98 - drone footage of Parker Spruce Hotel
City

IBEW Local 98 Literally Has 3 Surveillance Drones Now

In early January, John Dougherty‘s IBEW Local 98 union held a large protest in front of the old Parker Spruce Hotel. They brought three giant […]

Citified

Kevin Dougherty and the Email Scandal — Will There Be Political Fallout?

At this point, who in Pennsylvania doesn’t have the stench of the email scandal on them? The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Wednesday that Supreme Court Justice Kevin Dougherty […]

Citified

Johnny Doc: “I’m Getting Out of Politics a Little Bit”

John Dougherty is such a big deal that he doesn’t need the Democratic City Committee anymore. The electricians union boss tells Citified he has stepped down as leader […]