55 Shots

Two dead in a Spring Garden playground is just the latest example of a murder epidemic overtaking the city. The mayor and City Council president will hold a press conference today … about Donald Trump

By Larry Platt

New Year, No New Taxes

The City plans to hold off on changing what property owners pay in taxes for another year. Philly 3.0’s engagement director on why that may not be good for anyone

By Jon Geeting

Does Police Reform Include Better Policing?

A virtual panel discussion last week was full of talk of reform. But you wouldn’t have known we’re in the midst of a tragic murder epidemic

By Larry Platt

Guest Commentary: Help All Students #LogOnPHL

A first-day-of-school assignment for all Philadelphians from the mayor and schools superintendent.

By Jim Kenney and William R. Hite Jr.

Collaboration to the rescue!

With the recent announcement to provide Wi-Fi to 35,000 low-income student households, city leaders showed that they can leave their silos in order to forge real change

By Jessica Blatt Press

How Jim Kenney Lost The City

Murders raging. Trash piling up. Police both running amok and turning a blind eye to enforcing laws. How’d we get here?

By Larry Platt

Hooray! We’ve Disappeared The Frank Rizzo Statue…

… which helps precisely zero black lives today. Remember the civil rights-era admonition to keep our eyes on the prize?

By Larry Platt

Guest Commentary: Where are you, Mr. Mayor?

A Philadelphian wanted answers to why—after so many days of violent protests across the country—the City was unprepared for the looting. So he wrote to Mayor Kenney.

By Dave Wilson