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The cable giant will renew its Philly franchise. But not until the city hears from customers.
Organizations spending big money on political candidates would have to disclose their spending more often.
NEW YORK (AP) - New York City transit agency lawyers are telling a judge who ordered the authority to display a controversial bus ad that it will vote on a plan to ban all political advertisements.
Former Gov. Ed Rendell made his first major public endorsement this election, announcing his support for City Council hopeful Paul Steinke.
The Democratic primary for mayor went negative this week with a website whose caustic tone spread like an Internet virus to other campaigns.
The six Democratic mayoral candidates squared off at St. Joseph’s University in their second debate.
Council members were ambivalent about taxing plastic bags, but appear to be in favor of a Gallery redevelopment deal
Former City Councilman James F. Kenney and State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams appear to hold a slight lead over former District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham in the Democratic race for Philadelphia mayor, a new poll shows.
No one hit the deck Thursday, but it was not for lack of trying. The general civility that had marked Philadelphia's Democratic mayoral primary campaign was quickly set aside Thursday during a second televised debate, with Nelson A. Diaz dredging up inflammatory quotes from James F. Kenney's past, T. Milton Street Sr. challenging State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams' management skills, and Williams suggesting that Kenney favored assault weapons.
Philadelphia City Commissioner Stephanie Singer's name will not appear on the May 19 primary election ballot, Commonwealth Court ruled Thursday.
The cable giant will renew its Philly franchise. But not until the city hears from customers.
Organizations spending big money on political candidates would have to disclose their spending more often.
NEW YORK (AP) - New York City transit agency lawyers are telling a judge who ordered the authority to display a controversial bus ad that it will vote on a plan to ban all political advertisements.
Councilman Kenyatta Johnson’s campaign launched its first television ad Friday, a 30-second spot that closes with a pointed punchline: “From here. For here.”
The Democratic primary for mayor went negative this week with a website whose caustic tone spread like an Internet virus to other campaigns.
With a three-word declaration, Philadelphia City Council President Darrell L. Clarke put his strong shoulder behind the planned $325 million remake of the Gallery mall: "I support it."
City Council has tried to ban them and tax them, but plastic bags have continued to flutter out of Philadelphia's reach. Now one member of Council is targeting them anew - with a bill to impose a five-cent fee on all shopping bags, paper and plastic.
When was the last time anybody said, "Please raise my taxes"? But that was the message Gerard Sweeney, president and chief executive of Brandywine Realty Trust, one of the region's largest commercial real estate developers, delivered Wednesday at a news conference outside City Hall.
A senior adviser to President Obama on Tuesday called the effort to block Philadelphia's paid sick-leave law "dreadful" and accused Republicans in Harrisburg of having a "knee-jerk reaction."
Former Gov. Ed Rendell made his first major public endorsement this election, announcing his support for City Council hopeful Paul Steinke.