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If Opioids Are a Public Health Crisis, Let’s Admit the Crack Epidemic Was Too

Growing up, I was taught that people addicted to drugs were criminals who should be jailed for their poor judgment. This was in the ’90s, […]

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Kenney: Philly’s “New” Businesses Don’t Talk About Taxes

Philadelphia eagerly submitted its bid for Amazon’s second headquarters back in October, and, since then, the mayor’s schedule has been peppered with visits to local […]

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Mayor Kenney Should Embrace the Republican Tax Plan

I’m a fan of Jim Kenney’s and voted for him. But on taxes, we are not on the same page. That’s because I believe, unlike […]

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Philly Doesn’t Want to Tell You What It Promised Amazon for HQ2

From New Jersey: $7 billion in tax incentives. From Chicago: $1.32 billion in workers’ income taxes. From Chula Vista, California: 85 acres of land, worth $100 million, […]

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School Reform Commission Votes to End Itself

The contentious School Reform Commission voted to disband itself on Thursday night. The long-anticipated decision will have a significant impact on Philly and its schools: The […]

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Thinkfest Preview: Mayor Kenney and Josh Shapiro Take On Trump

It’s safe to say that Mayor Jim Kenney and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro are no fans of President Donald Trump, now 287 days into […]

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Kenney Pushes to End SRC, Bring Local Control to Philly Schools

Mayor Jim Kenney is finally choosing a side in the debate over the contentious School Reform Commission. On Thursday, Kenney will publicly push to abolish […]

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Scannapieco Officially Finishes 500 Walnut

Perhaps the person most surprised at pulling off the feat that is 500 Walnut is Tom Scannapieco himself. His goal, he told the assembled audience […]

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OPINION: Philly NAACP President Should Resign Over Paid Soda-Tax Lobbying

When the Inquirer reported last week that Philadelphia NAACP chapter president Rodney Muhammad had been paid by a PR firm working for a “dark money” […]

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One Year Ago Today, the ICandy N-Word Video Rocked the Gayborhood

On September 29th, 2016, a video surfaced of ICandy owner Darryl DePiano referring to a former black employee and patrons as “niggers” repeatedly. Here’s the cringeworthy […]

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OPINION: The City Tolerates the FOP’s Lack of Respect for Black Lives

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” […]

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OPINION: Philly Isn’t Charlottesville. It’s Worse.

“Who is more racist: The North or the South?” That is the age-old question I’m often asked when I tell people I moved to Philly […]

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Philly Fireman Taking Heat for Charlottesville Post

The Philadelphia Fire Department and Mayor Jim Kenney have spoken out against what they called a “reprehensible” photo posted by a Philly fireman after the Charlottesville rally. […]

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Mayor Kenney Endorses Larry Krasner in DA’s Race

In an unsurprising move, although telling nonetheless, Mayor Jim Kenney officially endorsed Larry Krasner in Philadelphia’s upcoming district attorney’s race on Thursday. The mayor described […]

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City Council Approves Major Reinvestment in Philly Neighborhoods

Philadelphia City Council has approved Mayor Jim Kenney’s ambitious plan to reinvest in Philly’s public spaces. Rebuild, also known as Rebuilding Community Infrastructure, would allocate […]