Philadelphia’s Opioid Addiction Failure

A New York Times article about a crippling new drug has drawn national attention (once again) to Kensington. A former city official who worked on the crisis under Jim Kenney takes the Mayor to task for his failure to solve the problem

By Josh Kruger

The Stakes of the Election: Why Failure Is Not An Option

A former mayoral candidate-turned-award-winning documentarian kicks off a series covering the candidates in the most crucial mayor’s election in Philadelphia history

By Sam Katz

How to Help Refugees in Philadelphia

Philly welcomed a bus of migrants Philly-style this week: with open arms. They are among thousands who come here every year. Here, ways to support them

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy and Katherine Rapin

Announcing Kenney 2.0

Jim Kenney can still reverse his legacy as a mayor who quit on his city. Here, the “Quality of Life” speech to Philadelphians he needs to make now.

By Larry Platt

The High Cost of a Disengaged Mayor

Jim Kenney’s lackadaisical approach to his job is doing real damage to the City. Philly 3.0’s engagement editor games out what could happen if Kenney resigns now

By Jon Geeting

Stop The Presses — Jim Kenney Doesn’t Want to be Mayor!

The mayor’s white flag-waving comments this week created a buzz storm of controversy. But did he say anything we didn't already know? And, what of it?

By Larry Platt

Building a Better Budget

Mayor Kenney has been an inveterate spender. So why doesn’t his newest budget proposal invest more in working class growth, like mayors are doing in cities from Newark to Dayton?

By Larry Platt

How Philly Sees Philly: No More Councilmanic Prerogative

The latest polling data from A Greater Philadelphia proves what good government advocates have long said is true: Voters want an end to Council-controlled land deals

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy