Some people warn not to believe everything you read.
Although we urge our readers to ardently trust everything in this column, the adage holds especially true at this time of year.
It's that time of year for citizens to fight fraudulent signatures, ferret out carpetbagger candidates, and, in general, stand up for democracy.
Public shaming hasn't been a municipally sanctioned punishment in this country since Hester Prynne's time. And Councilman Bobby Henon isn't suggesting that Northeast Philadelphia return to Puritan forms of dispensing justice.
Wilson Goode Jr. is flexing some muscle.
A supporter of Darrell Clarke's in his successful bid to become Council president, Goode got two prime committee chairs - Commerce and Appropriations.
Looking for proof that there is no such thing as a coincidence? Take the intersecting lives of Georgie Woods and the Hoods of East Falls.
State Rep. Mark Cohen hasn't racked up 40 years in the Pennsylvania legislature by taking his political opponents lightly.
When he heard that Numa St. Louis, 31, an Olney educator, was planning a run against him this spring, Cohen discovered they were both Facebook devotees - St. Louis with more than...
It's true: There is a real person named Cheerful Happiness. She is 100 years old and a regular voter.
Confirmation of her existence may signal a new day at the Philadelphia Board of Elections.
What to get Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez and her husband, Tomas Sánchez, for the holidays?
How about his and hers political donations?
Heard in the Hall: Mayor Nutter was listed as a speaker at a shale industry gathering here next month. But when the mayor later requested that his name be taken off the list, the "freedom from fracking" folks claimed credit.
Council President Anna C. Verna last week nevertheless voted against her fellow South Philadelphian and close ally, Frank DiCicco, on a controversial sign bill.
City Councilman Bill Green has made no secret of his interest in running for mayor in 2015, four years from now. But he's been more explicit than ever before in five or six recent appearances on the campaign trail, most of them talking to Democratic committee people at preelection ward meetings.