Fan of Philly history and politics? Educate yourself with this excellent 2006 documentary by local filmmaker Tigre Hill, which covers the epic story of the John Street / Sam Katz 2003 mayoral race — the last race in which Philadelphia had a competitive city-wide election. Not only does this film […]
For Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, the next few years will be filled with hard choices and finding the least bad option. After years of doing less with more, he’ll be tasked with the infinitely more difficult task of making do with less.
By Dan Pearson
Stu Bykofsky: A veteran Daily News columnist remembers an election that almost upset Philly’s political order
In 2003, the people of Philadelphia came within a hair of changing our political order forever. Then an FBI probe blew the race up. One veteran Philly journalist reflects on the race and on one exceptional documentary, “The Shame of a City,” that reveals its importance.
By Stu Bykofsky
Terry Tracy: Abington Township School Board member accuses police officers of shooting students in schools
Abington Township’s school board has a chance to show the rest of the country how to have a thoughtful discussion about a hugely controversial topic.
By Terry Tracy