Who Is Helen Gym?

Helen Gym is a former two-term At-Large Philadelphia City Councilmember — Council's first AAPI woman — known for her community activism.

By The Philadelphia Citizen Staff

Safe at Home

Philadelphia’s Eviction Diversion Program has become a model for cities around the country — and a lifesaver for Philadelphia families

By Jessica Blatt Press

The Price of City Council’s National Politics

Councilmembers’ attempts to legislate national politics distract them from the local issues only they can solve. They should do better.

By Jemille Q. Duncan

Governing Makes a Comeback

Council’s passage last week of modest business tax cuts was more than a rebuke of progressives. It also might suggest that reasonableness is trending again

By Larry Platt

Do We Need a Wealth Tax?

Councilmembers Kendra Brooks, Helen Gym and Jamie Gauthier, with an assist from Senator Elizabeth Warren, have proposed a drastic taxing of the rich in Philly. But are they unwittingly harming the middle class?

By Larry Platt

Are City Council Term Limits On The Way?

Councilmembers Allan Domb, Helen Gym and four others agree that legislators should make way for new blood. Are there six more willing to make it happen?

By Jon Geeting

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

What’s the one thing few leaders are talking about as we secure a $2.7 billion windfall? Growing jobs. Is there a plan for that?

By Larry Platt

Philadelphia Mayor’s Race: Pros and Cons of Eight Likely Candidates

The upsides and downsides of Philadelphia's most likely candidates to be our city's 100th mayor

By Larry Platt