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Start picking your key City Hall personnel now. Don't wait until November. Consider the requests of your political supporters, but learn right away to tell them no.
Jim Kenney, the what-you-see-is-what-you-get candidate, said you are going to get even more if he is elected mayor of Philadelphia in November.
Philadelphia's paid-sick-leave law takes effect Wednesday, and city officials are encouraging workers to make sure their employers know about the new rules.
Kenney is the kind of convert to progressive causes that makes your head spin, and that type of spinning often brings on nausea.
The defeat of two gay City Council candidates, including one endorsed by Democratic City Committee, was the product of renegade party members, including those in Mayor Nutter’s ward.
AMID HEAVY criticism from education advocates, City Councilman Bobby Henon yesterday held a bill that calls for the city to spend more than $7 million to purchase property along the Delaware River that some say could be used to build a replacement prison for the adjacent dilapidated House of Correction, built in 1874.
The mayor welcomed his possible successor back to City Hall following the former councilman’s landslide win in Tuesday’s primary.
One of Mayor Nutter's sharpest former critics on City Council met privately Thursday with the lame-duck mayor he'd once trashed and bashed, and both men came out smiling.
A top Nutter administration official Thursday made his best pitch to City Council: The mayor's proposed property-tax increase is the clearest way to get city schools the $105 million they desperately need.
A bill that would pave the way for a new prison along the Delaware River to replace the aging House of Corrections was put on hold Thursday after push-back from the city Planning Commission and Northeast Philadelphia residents.
Start picking your key City Hall personnel now. Don't wait until November. Consider the requests of your political supporters, but learn right away to tell them no.
Jim Kenney, the what-you-see-is-what-you-get candidate, said you are going to get even more if he is elected mayor of Philadelphia in November.
Moments before a triumphant Jim Kenney took the stage on election night Tuesday to give his victory speech in front of a throng of political supporters, the presumptive next mayor of Philadelphia took a very brief private meeting with arguably the most powerful man in New Jersey — political power broker George Norcross.
The defeat of two gay City Council candidates, including one endorsed by Democratic City Committee, was the product of renegade party members, including those in Mayor Nutter’s ward.
Kenney is the kind of convert to progressive causes that makes your head spin, and that type of spinning often brings on nausea.
The former City Councilman who was often critical of the Nutter administration during his time on council stood side by side the Mayor Thursday praising his work.
Several commissioners agreed with witnesses that a prison would be a bad use for the property. City Council takes up the bill today.
The website for Philadelphia's City Council was hacked Wednesday morning.
Bobby Henon is having an issue with window-spitting, apparently. Who is the Tacony window-spitter?
Philadelphia's paid-sick-leave law takes effect Wednesday, and city officials are encouraging workers to make sure their employers know about the new rules.