Tag: Philadelphia

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How sweet it is
Jun 16, 2016 AT 3:15 PM
In an historic vote before hundreds of onlookers and media from across the country, Philadelphia’s City Council approved a precedent-setting soda tax. Mayor Jim Kenney floated a 3-cent-per-...
Criminal justice
Jun 27, 2016 AT 3:07 PM
The first time José Ribot went to jail in Philadelphia, he couldn’t afford to make bail. The second time he went to jail, there was no bail at all. It wasn’t because of the severity of...
Donkeys to the city
Jun 28, 2016 AT 3:56 PM
The images that best represent Pennsylvania’s neighbor across the Delaware River? According to New Jersey Democrats, most of the Garden State’s icons are human or human-made: the Atlantic...
Show’s Over
Jul 5, 2016 AT 6:52 PM
Officers at the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 8, which handles event work at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, among other venues throughout the area, could be...
DNC 2016
Jul 29, 2016 AT 4:26 PM
Despite the humidity-soaked swelter weighing down employees and tourists alike in Philadelphia’s City Hall courtyard, one man looks fresh as a Made in the USA flag. Wearing a top hat and tails...
Technical Violations
Aug 2, 2016 AT 11:39 AM
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney ran for office last year with the slogan that equality "should not be defined by ZIP code,” race or ethnic origin. Turns out, that’s a tough promise to...
Labor Pains
Aug 5, 2016 AT 1:31 PM
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney just wanted to talk about Free Philly Streets, a new Streets Department initiative that would close 7 miles of city roads to auto traffic for five hours on Sept. 24, a...
Ed Letter Office
Aug 12, 2016 AT 6:31 AM
The Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools, an educational advocacy group, has called for the city’s Inspector General and Chief Integrity Officer, Board of Ethics and the Mayor’s...
Another Brexit?
Aug 25, 2016 AT 2:54 PM
For more than 30 years, as other Philadelphia elected officials have passed away or been put away, one man has been the city’s political North Star: Congressman Bob Brady. That era may now be...
The Path of Khan
Sep 22, 2016 AT 5:41 PM
Joe Khan, a former prosecutor for the US Attorney's Office in Philadelphia, announced his candidacy for Philadelphia District Attorney, outside of the DA’s office, surrounded by a group of...