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POSTED: Friday, September 13, 2013, 6:10 PM
Filed Under: City Hall | Nutter
Councilman Jim Kenney (Kriston J. Bethel / Staff Photographer, file)

City Councilman Jim Kenney wants Philadelphia to sever ties with its Russian "sister city" which has enacted a ban on "homosexual propaganda."

Nizhny Novgorod, Philly's "sister city" for over 20 years was one of the first in Russia to enact the ban.

Kenney sent a letter to Mayor Nutter Wednesday urging him to end the relationship.

POSTED: Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 12:14 PM
Filed Under: City Hall

Test Post. 

It will be deleted as soon as possible.

POSTED: Friday, November 7, 2008, 11:53 AM
Filed Under: City Hall | City Hall
Particularly in light of the city's financial woes, we wondered how much Philly shelled out last week for the massive parade to celebrate the Phillies.

The mayor's press office tells us that the parade cost the city $340,000 -- most of which went to police overtime. About $300,000 was raised in private contributions.

POSTED: Friday, November 7, 2008, 10:53 AM
Filed Under: City Hall | Nutter | City Hall | Nutter
Nutter unveils grim budget cuts. And the protests have already begun.

The DN editorial board weighs in on the budget cuts.

The Clout column reports on how local officials gathered street money when Obama wouldn't pay up.

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William Bender, a Drexel graduate who landed at the Daily News in 2007, has covered everything from South Philly mobsters to doomsday hucksters. He occasionally writes about local food trucks and always eats everything on his plate, whether it be a bloody rib eye or a corrupt politician. E-mail tips to
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Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to
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David Gambacorta, has been a reporter with the Daily News since 2005, covering crime, police corruption and all of the other bizarre things that happen in Philadelphia. Now he’s covering the 2015 mayor’s race, because he enjoys a good circus just as much as the next guy. He’s always looking to get a cup of coffee. Send news tips and other musings on life to
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