A discussion about Philly's political landscape turns to the longtime House member and Democratic Party chairman, who is preparing to seek another term in 2018.
Get ready for more talk about whether the statue stays or goes. The final decision, according to the mayor, will rest with the commission after it holds hearings.
This story was originally published on March 2, 1992. It was reposted as debate ensued over whether Frank L. Rizzo's Center City statue should be changed or removed.
Since 2013, the city has "reserved" land for 44 potential projects, many intended for affordable housing. And the number is growing, in a process that occurs largely behind closed doors.
A former maintenance supervisor says he warned his bosses that maintenance reports on elevators in the Criminal Justice Center were "dummied up" to make it appear the elevators were regularly maintained.
Members of Philadelphia's police union will receive annual raises of about 3 percent for each of the next three years, though they will also have to contribute more toward their pensions.
City Councilwoman Helen Gym is arguing for Rizzo's retirement. Jane Golden, head of Philadelphia Mural Arts, said she intends to initiate discussions about the Rizzo mural.
Philadelphia investments returned 12.9 percent in the year ending June 30, far above the city's 7.5 percent long-term annual target. But the results must be repeated if the city is to make up some of its pension underfunding.
Neighborhood opposition could derail the medical marijuana dispensary, slated to open early next year in Philadelphia's East Mount Airy neighborhood.
A day after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced new restrictions on Department of Justice grants aimed at pulling funds from sanctuary cities, Philadelphia officials said the rules will "worsen public safety" here, whether they decide to comply with them or not.
Beth Grossman, the Republican nominee for district attorney, and controversial former Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling spent some time commiserating about billionaire George Soros' backing the Democratic nominee, Larry Krasner.
Now it's showing its gratitude for big paychecks by turning its back on its responsibilities.
The seven members of the Board of Revision of Taxes, who are paid at least $70,000 each to go through the thousands of property assessment appeals each year, are on summer vacation for six weeks.
After 10 minutes of being harangued, city leaders, tails between their legs, crawled out of the room, handing Asa Khalif what he called a victory.