Melissa Murray Bailey

Citified

Jim Kenney Elected Mayor — Now What?

(Editor’s note: This is a developing story. Check back for updates.) Jim Kenney — the firefighter’s son, former Vince Fumo-protege and the surprising champion of an […]

Citified

The No-Bullshit Philadelphia Election Guide

Click to read more stories from this week’s Philadelphia Sunday. Not a subscriber? Sign up for free! It was over before it started. That’s what a […]

Citified

5 Things You Need To Know About the Last Mayoral Debate

Can you believe Election Day is just a week-and-a-half from today? The final debate between Democratic mayoral candidate Jim Kenney and Republican Melissa Murray Bailey was recorded […]

News

Will Climate Change Drown Philly?

Good morning, Philadelphia. Here’s what you need to know today. Parts of Philadelphia could drown if the world doesn’t finally reduce carbon emissions. Glub glub. […]

Citified

5 Takeaways From Monday’s Mayoral Debate

It’s hard to tell most days, but Philadelphia’s mayoral election is just around the corner. On Monday night, Democrat Jim Kenney and Republican Melissa Murray Bailey duked […]

Citified

5 Takeaways from Tuesday’s Mayoral Debate

Philadelphia will pick its mayor in 34 days. On Tuesday night, the five mayoral candidates (Democrat Jim Kenney, Republican Melissa Murray Bailey, Independent Jim Foster, Independent Boris Kindij […]

Citified

The GOP Mayoral Nominee Didn’t Vote in Three of the Last Six Elections

Sometimes, we’re not sure whether to laugh or cry at the state of Philadelphia politics. Only 29 percent of registered Democrats in Philly voted in the May […]

Citified

Seth Williams’ Month Just Got Even Worse

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams is having a heck of a bad month. Just over a week ago, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that a federal grand jury is looking into […]

Citified

Next Year’s Starting City Hall Budget: $0

Government budgets are a lot like basements: there’s really vital stuff in there, but plenty of crap as well. As the years grind on, the basement […]

Citified

NBC10 Calls Off Mayoral Debate Because of Jim Kenney’s “Unreasonable Demands”

The outcome of Philadelphia’s 2015 mayoral general election is virtually predetermined, as it is in most years. With the Democratic Party enjoying a 7-to-1 voter registration edge over […]

News

Kenney Vows to Keep “Sanctuary City” Status

Jim Kenney , the Democratic nominee and presumptive next mayor of Philadelphia, says the city will continue its “sanctuary city” policy of non-compliance with federal immigration authorities.

Citified

Jim Kenney Would Hire a New Boss for L&I

No matter what the outcome of the mayoral race this fall, it looks like Philadelphia will be getting a new Licenses & Inspections chief in 2016. At about […]

Citified

The Brief: Another Water Main Broke in West Philly

1. It’s the summer of water main breaks. The gist: A 12-inch water main broke in West Philadelphia on Tuesday evening, according to 6ABC. It led to interruptions […]

Citified

The Brief: Why No One in Philly Smokes Anymore

1. Philly’s smoking rate has fallen to a record low. The gist: CBS3 reports that “the percentage of adult Philadelphians who smoke has dropped from 27.3 percent in 2008 […]

Citified

Sam Katz, Bill Green and Milton Street Walk Into a Bar…

Let’s stipulate up front that whoever wins the Democratic nomination for mayor this May is the heavy favorite to be elected in November’s general election. […]