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Meet the Millennial Mayors Working to Save Philly’s Sleepy Suburbs

The last place you’d ever expect to find Peter Urscheler is in Phoenixville — not that Phoenixville isn’t cool. And not that Urscheler isn’t cool, […]

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New Term, Same Mayor: Kenney Outlines His Top Priorities

As last year wound to a close, we spent time looking back at the first-term accomplishments of Mayor Jim Kenney. Now it’s a new year, […]

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2019 Mayoral Debate Takeaways: The Primary Finally Gets Interesting

We’ve got one week until the municipal primary, Philly, and the election’s biggest race is just heating up. The city’s three Democratic mayoral candidates — […]

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What to Expect at the 2019 Mayoral Primary’s Only Televised Debate

Your sole chance to watch Philadelphia’s three Democratic mayoral candidates face off on the small screen is almost here. Mayor Jim Kenney and his challengers, […]

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Anthony Williams for Mayor

As political figures go, it’s hard not to like — or at least be bemused by — Jim Kenney. In contrast to so many politicians, […]

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Date Set for the First (and Only) TV Debate of the Philly Mayoral Race

It’s fair to say that Philadelphia’s 2019 mayoral race hasn’t seen a level of competition and excitement comparable to that of the 2015 election, which boasted […]

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State Sen. Anthony Williams on Why He’s Running for Mayor

After much speculation, state Sen. Anthony Williams has officially announced his second campaign for mayor of Philadelphia. In an exclusive interview with Philadelphia magazine, Williams […]

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Five Questions You Should Ask Candidates Before Signing Their Petitions

Next Tuesday, March 12th, is the final deadline for candidates running in Philadelphia’s May 21st primary election to submit their petition signatures to get on […]

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WATCH: Kenney Reads “Mean Tweets” for His 60th Birthday

Mayor Jim Kenney turned the big 6-0 on Tuesday, and to celebrate, he read some of what Philadelphians have to say about him on Twitter […]

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Kenney Hires Jim Engler to Replace Jane Slusser as Chief of Staff

Mayor Jim Kenney announced on Wednesday that he will hire a new chief of staff, Jim Engler, to replace Jane Slusser, a key progressive voice in the […]

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Price Increases, New Pass Options for Indego Bike-Sharing Program

Mayor Kenney’s office on Monday announced sweeping changes to the city’s popular Indego bike-sharing program that include new pass options, price increases, and a lower […]

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Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs Seeks First-Ever Deputy Director

For the first time in the city’s history, there will now be two people in the Mayor’s Office leading the city on LGBTQ issues: The […]

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Amber Hikes Named New Director of the Office of LGBT Affairs

The Mayor’s Office officially announced on Monday that Amber Hikes, a black queer woman, will be the new executive director of the Office of LGBT […]

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Nellie Fitzpatrick Is Leaving LGBT Affairs Office “Within the Next Few Weeks,” Sources Say

Two weeks after the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) released its report on Gayborhood racism, two sources have told G Philly that Nellie Fitzpatrick […]

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Only 24% of Eligible Philadelphians Voted for Mayor — Which Is Not That Bad, Comparatively

A new report found that only 24 percent of eligible Philadelphians voted for mayor in the most recent election. This sounds depressing, until you compare […]