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Watch This Cringeworthy Video of PA Lawmakers Doing the Eagles Chant

Can you think of a worse way to open a local grocery store than having two Pennsylvania legislators struggle their way through a half-assed attempt […]


The Brief: This Is The Only Philly Voter’s Guide You’ll Need Today

Dear God, it’s here. Today is Election Day. The stakes are high: This is Philadelphia’s first competitive mayoral primary in eight years. Plus, candidates for City Council, […]


The Case for Anthony Williams

(Editor’s note: This week on Citified we’re featuring op-eds from supporters of the mayoral candidates. Monday, Ken Trujillo endorsed Jim Kenney. Today, Ajay Raju, CEO […]


The Case for Jim Kenney

(Editor’s note: This week on Citified we’re featuring op-eds from supporters of the mayoral candidates. Up first is Ken Trujillo, who is endorsing Jim Kenney. […]


Here’s Why (Insert Your Favorite Candidate’s Name) Will Win the Mayor’s Race

There are just 29 days remaining before Philadelphians choose the city’s next mayor. It doesn’t feel that way; not given how low voter interest appears to […]


How Philadelphia’s Fuzzy Racial Math Could Tip the Mayoral Election

Eight months into Michael Nutter’s first year as mayor, the New York Times Magazine published an 8,200-word story headlined “Is Obama the End of Black Politics?” […]


Should City Hall Lend Money to Small Businesses?

(Tonight, Wednesday at 6 p.m., join Philadelphia magazine for a live interview with Anthony Williams. It’s free, open to the public, and Pipeline Philly is […]


Wednesday Night, Join Us For a Live Interview With Anthony Williams

This Wednesday at 6 p.m., Citified sits down for a frank, wide-ranging interview with mayoral candidate and State Senator Anthony Hardy Williams.

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The Brief: How Some Charter Schools Keep Out the Riff-Raff

1. How Some Charter Schools Keep Out the Riff-Raff The Gist: This is an important, well-reported story from WHYY’s Kevin McCorry, that’s not easily condensed […]


The Candidate Conversations Series: Anthony Williams May Well Be Philly’s Next Mayor—Meet Him Next Week

State Senator Anthony Williams has represented West Philly in Harrisburg since he was 31 years old. He ran for governor in 2010, and has become […]


Insider: Why Would Dwight Evans & Marian Tasco Endorse a White Mayoral Candidate?

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.)  Jim Kenney’s Monday endorsement by West Oak Lane Democratic pols is worthy of the […]


How Lynne Abraham’s Collapse Changes the Mayor’s Race

Less than 10 minutes into the first televised debate of the 2015 mayoral race, Lynne Abraham crumpled to the floor of the stage at the […]


The Brief: $1 Million Reasons Why Tony Williams’ Star Is About to Rise

1. Pro-Williams super PAC ups ad buy to a cool $1 million. The gist: Dave Davies reports for Newsworks that the American Cities Super PAC—that’s the […]


B-Roll of Rally? Check. Cheesesteak? Check. Hardscrabble Street Shot? Check. The Political Ad Season Has Arrived

State Senator and mayoral candidate Tony Williams is the first contender to take to the air with a campaign-funded TV ad. There’s a pro Jim-Kenney […]