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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 […]


What’s Developing in Your Neighborhood? This New Form Lets You Find Out

The whole point of the 2012 zoning code overhaul was to make it easier for builders and developers to build and develop in Philadelphia by […]


I Love My Job: Lew Blum

Is Lew Blum the most hated man in Philadelphia? It’s possible. The 61-year-old owner of Lew Blum Towing is the public face of Philly tow-truck […]

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Report: City Council Members Have Been No-Shows for Ethics Training

Philadelphia City Council members aren’t attending the mandatory yearly ethics training sessions required by city law, according to an Inquirer report. 


Here’s How the Wage Equity Law Kenney Just Signed Could Hurt Women

In a firm nod to equity, Mayor Kenney signed the wage equity bill on Monday, making Philadelphia the first city to ban employers from asking job […]

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Sidewalk Safety, Salary Secrecy Bills Help Close Out City Council’s 2016

City Council wrapped up its fall session on Thursday in much quieter fashion than the spring, when Council members were debating details of Mayor Jim […]


Philly Lawmakers Are Making Even More Money Than Before

Back in 2011, the Pew Philadelphia Research Initiative studied how Philadelphia’s City Council compared to other legislatures in 14 peer cities throughout the country. At the […]