Your April 2023 Good (Philadelphia) Citizen Calendar

The dates you need to make this year your civic best

By Lauren McCutcheon

Ideas We Should Steal: A Better Way to Select Judges

Pennsylvania is one of eight states that elects judges through partisan elections, inviting political cronyism and incompetence into our courts. Does Missouri offer a better way?

By Jemille Q. Duncan

The Mayoral Ad Wars

Nutter and Street for Rhynhart? Domb goes after Brown? Parker and Gym, crimefighters? Plus, a Tik-Tok jokester weighs in. Get ready for an airwaves assault, Philly

By Larry Platt

Future-Ready: Policy Questions for Mayoral Candidates

The world — and our city — will transform over the next decade. What the next mayor does — or does not do — will shape the future, for better or worse.

By Anne Gemmell

Bye, Bye Fiefdoms?

Philly 3.0’s engagement director on the promise a new mayor and City Council offer: Reversing the balkanized, piecemeal approach to land development Darrell Clarke has championed.

By Jon Geeting

Arena? What Arena?

Former mayors Rendell and Street say the fate of a new Sixers arena should be left to the next Mayor and Council. But do the mayoral candidates want any part of it?

By Larry Platt

Mystery Shopper: Being a Poll Worker in Philadelphia

Wondering what it’s like to be a poll worker for an election in Philadelphia? In the latest installment of our Mystery Shopper column, a local student shares his experience.

Who’s Running for Philadelphia City Council?

We’ve got your list of primary incumbents and challengers for City Council right here.

By The Philadelphia Citizen Staff