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By Charles Thompson   Pennsylvania’s Republican Party chairman stepped down Tuesday following a published report that he had traded sexually charged text messages with a Philadelphia City Council candidate and also sent her an explicit photo. Val DiGiorgio’s resignation was announced by the state Republican Party. In a letter to top party officials, DiGiorgio, 51, said […]

Written by Kennedy Rose  – Editorial Intern, Philadelphia Business Journal Jun 26, 2019 Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney confirmed the closure in a statement on Wednesday, saying the refinery will close within the next month. Kenney said he spoke with the CEO and leadership of PES to confirm. “I’m extremely disappointed for the more than one thousand workers who will be immediately […]

Bill would require regular reporting, systemic reforms to prevent future liability Written by Melissa McCleery  Date: June 26, 2019 Councilmember Helen Gym (At-Large) introduced a bill requiring the City to publicly report on money paid to settle claims and judgments over $20,000 and/or related to discrimination, harassment, or employee misconduct. The legislation also creates a task force of […]

Written by Helen Gym DATE: June 26, 2019 Commissioner Ross’s removal of dozens of officers from street duty is the first of many steps that must be taken in response to the racist, misogynistic, and violent postings by hundreds of retired and active duty police officers, as revealed in the Plain View Project report.   “However, […]

by Chris Palmer, Stacey Burling, Nathaniel Lash and Julie Shaw Advocates researching police bias published a database Saturday of what they said were racist, intolerant, or otherwise offensive Facebook posts or comments made by hundreds of current and former Philadelphia police officers. The database, compiled by a group called the Plain View Project, highlights posts from officers in eight […]

There was plenty of mudslinging leading up to District 7’s Democratic primary on May 21. But when the dust settled on Tuesday night, Maria Quiñones-Sanchez emerged the victor in a tightly-contested City Council primary with state Rep. Angel Cruz. “When people say the party is not with me, that is not true. Because the people […]

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Democrat Jim Kenney is poised to keep his job as mayor of the nation’s sixth largest city after fending off two challengers in Tuesday’s primary who criticized his signature achievement: a soda tax to help provide free preschool classes. The victory all but assures Kenney will stay on as mayor in Philadelphia, […]

Student debt can destroy credit, delay marriage and children, make buying a home impossible, and turn hopes of career success and financial stability into a nightmare of struggling for decades just to catch up. It can become a vicious cycle that spills across generations: Some people in low- or modest-paying jobs are still paying off […]

NEW YORK (AP, May 21) — Two dozen states and municipalities sued the federal government Tuesday to stop a new rule that lets health care clinicians decline to provide abortions and other services that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs. A Manhattan federal court lawsuit asked a judge to declare the rule unconstitutional and […]

On the 65th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Brown vs. Board of Education decision, Rep. Chris Rabb (D-Philadelphia) celebrated a school opening a new library. He also took time to discuss the need for fair funding for education. Rabb has introduced legislation to funnel all the education budget through the proposed “fair funding” formula. Currently […]