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Could Philadelphia Afford a $15 Minimum Wage?

The fight for a $15 minimum wage in Philadelphia has picked up a little bit of steam this past year: Protesters rallied for it, City Council […]

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If Fattah Goes Down, Who Would Voters Replace Him With?

It finally happened: Philadelphia Democratic U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah was indicted on corruption charges Wednesday. Already, political insiders are wondering if the congressman will resign in the coming months or simply choose not […]

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The City Shuts Down Point Breeze’s Pop-Up Beer Garden

[Updated at 6:15 p.m.] The War on Pop Up-Beer Gardens is back. On Wednesday, a beer garden located in Philadelphia’s Point Breeze neighborhood closed after it received a cease-and-desist […]

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Point Breeze Pop-Up Beer Garden “Concerns” Prompt Community Meeting Tonight

The City Council race between Kenyatta Johnson and Ori Feibush may be over, but tensions in Philadelphia’s Point Breeze neighborhood aren’t going away anytime soon. […]

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The Brief: 3 Reasons Jim Kenney Crushed His Opponents

1. Jim Kenney won Philadelphia’s mayoral race by the biggest margin in modern history. The gist: The former City Councilman defied the odds — he got off to a late start, […]

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New Level of Crazy in Ori Feibush vs. Kenyatta Johnson

The already bizarre Ori Feibush vs. Kenyatta Johnson City Council contest took on a truly Kafkaesque quality Monday night, when Feibush hosted a fake debate […]

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Anti-Ori Feibush Vandalism Pops Up in Point Breeze

Second District Council candidate Ori Feibush isn’t a stranger to vandalism. Long before he was running for office, he found a dead dog on the steps of […]

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The Stark Choice Between Kenyatta Johnson and Ori Feibush

There was more energy in the room at the start of Thursday night’s debate between Second Council District contenders Kenyatta Johnson and Ori Feibush than […]

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Does Michael Nutter’s Property Tax Stand a Chance?

It’s never easy for a mayor to sell a tax hike. So the fact that Mayor Michael Nutter is asking City Council to raise property taxes by 9 […]

Candidate Conversations
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The Brief: No Standouts at Green-Themed Mayoral Forum

Six Democrats vying to be mayor of Philadelphia pitched themselves Tuesday night at a forum where sustainability issues such as bike lanes, plastic bag fees and street cleaning […]

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Listen To the Pro-Ori Feibush Rap Song

Zaa Geez, a South Philadelphia rapper, has released a song about none other than City Council candidate Ori Feibush. Zaa Geez compares Feibush to Martin […]

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Whopping “Errors” In Kenyatta Johnson’s Past Campaign Finance Reports

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson’s campaign operation has had some serious problems keeping its books straight.

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The Brief: Jim Kenney’s Council Record Comes Back to Haunt Him

Back in 2007, then-City Councilman Jim Kenney sponsored legislation that required Philadelphia’s pension fund to give bonus checks to retired workers if it surpassed its investment goals. Today, […]

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After First Round, Kenyatta Johnson Vs. Ori Feibush a Cash Draw

The race for Philadelphia’s 2nd Council District seat is proving to be one of the best political showdowns this year. Incumbent 2nd District Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and challenger Ori […]

Property

Don’t Get Any Ideas, Condo Developers. This Philly Spot Is Spoken For!

Nothing is for certain just yet, but yesterday’s presentation of a bill that would rezone a site currently taken up by vacant buildings for a […]