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Want to Reduce Political Corruption in Philly? End Councilmanic Prerogative Now.

The rule of law is to presume those who are criminally indicted innocent until proven guilty. Such a presumption should absolutely be extended to City […]

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City Life

The Utterly Ridiculous History of Lawbreaking (and Allegedly Lawbreaking) Philly Politicians

‘Twas more than a century ago that muckraking investigative journalist Lincoln Steffens wrote about Philadelphia in a series of articles detailing corruption in U.S. cities. […]

City Life

The FBI’s Interest in Kenyatta Johnson Appears to Be Heating Up

On January 30th, the same day that the U.S. Department of Justice announced a sprawling indictment against electricians union head John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty and […]

City Life

Jogger Says No One Helped as Teens Attacked Her on Schuylkill River Trail

A South Philadelphia woman says she was attacked by a group of teens on the Schuylkill River Trail on Tuesday night — and that none […]

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 […]

City Life

Police: Woman Slashed in Face on Schuylkill River Trail

Police say a 24-year-old woman was attacked on the Schuylkill River Trail around 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon, according to multiple news reports. The woman was […]

Citified

Sorry, But the Johnson-Feibush Verdict Won’t End Councilmanic Prerogative

The verdict in the federal civil lawsuit between Point Breeze developer Ori Feibush and 2nd District Councilman Kenyatta Johnson was remarkable for a couple reasons. […]

Citified

The Ori Feibush V. Kenyatta Johnson Verdict Is In: Feibush Won

A jury determined on Wednesday that Councilman Kenyatta Johnson blocked the sale of two vacant lots in Point Breeze to developer Ori Feibush in an […]

Citified

Ori Feibush and Kenyatta Johnson Testify in Court Fight Over Point Breeze Properties

Trial hearings began Tuesday morning in a federal civil lawsuit filed by Point Breeze developer Ori Feibush, who claims that 2nd District Councilman Kenyatta Johnson […]

Citified

Kenyatta Johnson Vs. Ori Feibush Starts Today. Here’s What You Need to Know

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect a correction. The city-owned properties in question have not been sold.  Jury selection starts this morning […]

Citified

There Might Be a Car-Free #OpenStreets Weekend This Fall

Philadelphia may have its first official “Open Streets” event early this fall. Mike Dunn, a spokesman for Mayor Jim Kenney, said the city is “planning […]

Citified

City Council Holds Marathon Hearing on Youth Gun Violence

Cherie Ryans sat quietly in the back of City Council chambers this morning, propping up a poster with a black-and-white photo of her son. Terence Ryans […]

Citified

Council Looks to Create a Commission on Youth Gun Violence

The Philadelphia City Council appears ready to ask voters to approve a new commission to seek answers to the city’s ongoing problem with gun violence. […]

City Life

Kenyatta Johnson’s Email Was Hacked — and Used for Phishing Scam

No, Kenyatta Johnson does not need your money. No, he is not stranded in the Philippines. And yes, an old email account of his was […]

Citified

Here’s the Gap Between the Minimum Wage and Cost of Living in Philly

A new tool by MIT shows the enormous gulf between the minimum wage in and the cost of living in Philadelphia. The state’s $7.25 minimum wage would […]