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This Pakistan-Born, London-Raised City Council Candidate Has a Striking Backstory

With roughly two and a half months to go until the May 21st primary election, the race for City Council at-large seats is getting notably crowded. Dozens of Philadelphians […]

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Philly Landlords Might Soon Be on the Hook for Bedbug Extermination

Anyone who has ever experienced a bedbug infestation will tell you the nasty critters are seriously horrific. And here in Philadelphia, you won’t have to search far to find someone […]

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Asa Khalif Is Running for Philadelphia City Council. Is City Council Ready for Him?

One November morning a little over a year ago, Asa Khalif and Ikey Raw paid a visit to the Philadelphia office of Josh Shapiro, the […]

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5 Things We Hope (or Fear) Will Happen: Our 2019 Wish and Worry List

Now that the final chapter of 2018 is being written, it’s time to turn our gaze ahead into the year to come. We already identified […]

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This Pizza-Giving, MAGA-Protesting Bike Messenger Says He’s Running for City Council

Back in May, I interviewed memorable Philadelphia bike messenger, protester, and pizza giveaway king Joe Cox for Biz Philly. We talked about his omnipresent dogs, […]

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City Council Passes Budget, Construction Tax Ahead of Summer Break

Just like school kids pushing to finish their final projects before summer vacation, Philadelphia City Council on Thursday approved a flurry of measures both big […]

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City Council Calls for Audit of Philly’s Skyrocketing Property Tax Assessments

In case you missed it, Philly property tax assessments came out this month — and chances are, your bill is going way up. Overall, assessments for […]

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City Council to Explore Medical Marijuana Workplace Guidelines

While it’s true that medical marijuana is now legal in the state of Pennsylvania for treatment of certain conditions, cannabis remains outlawed at the federal […]

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Allan Domb’s New Year’s Resolutions to Recover Millions for Philly

Since taking office two years ago, my core mission in City Council has been to help Philadelphia collect delinquent taxes, improve our schools, broaden our […]

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Parking Ticket Amnesty Is a Really Bad Idea

This weekend, I’m going to head out to the King of Prussia Mall to do some last-minute Christmas shopping. I’ll buy my kids the latest […]

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Shocker! Stun Guns Soon to Be Legal in Philly

Since 1977, Philadelphia has prohibited the individual possession or use of stun guns – often incorrectly referred to as Tasers, after the prominent brand name […]

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Hallelujah! Center City Is Getting New Trash Cans… And They’re Free

Philadelphia City Council approved a tentative deal to bring 275 new trash compactors to Center City on Thursday and all we can say is it’s […]

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City Council Moves to Create Committee on Gun Violence

City Council members want to create a task force to fight gun violence in Philadelphia. Council President Darrell L. Clarke, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and Councilman […]

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Councilman David Oh Stabbed During Attempted Robbery in Southwest Philly

City Councilman at-large David Oh remains in critical but stable condition after he was stabbed near his home of 54 years in Southwest Philadelphia last night. […]

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OPINION: Mayor’s Commissions Are an Exploitation of Diverse Community Labor

There’s no way to put this nicely — the racial diversity of Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration sucks. For a majority-minority city, somehow the bulk of […]