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 […]
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
As regular Philadelphians face down the impossible decisions that come with a societal freefall, why are some city employees getting paid time-and-a-half to work from home — on the taxpayer’s dime?
Amid this unprecedented crisis, it is time to find innovations in Philadelphia for students — and stop empowering the bureaucracies that are holding children back. By Jennifer Stefano
Jenny DeHuff: Should tech school grads get hiring preference for city jobs like vets do? Council weighs the question
City Council faces a question that many local governments are grappling with: Expand a benefit to help a new group of people and risk watering it down, or preserve the present system that help veterans and first responders exclusively?
What can be done about Philadelphia’s corrupting ‘Councilmanic Prerogative’? How can an informal practice be outlawed, especially when the people who could outlaw it are the ones who benefit from it?
Wanting to prevent displacement is admirable, but it’s important to create solutions that actually solve the problem, rather than exacerbating it.
In part THREE of this interview, Linda discusses the handcuffed law enforcement in Philadelphia, defense’s focus on bringing as much chaos as possible by lying, the impact of Larry Krasner’s decision to pursue minor charges for this murder, and the unnecessary introduction of race to the case.
“I am not the only mother this has happened to”: Watch part TWO of Linda Schellenger’s bombshell interview with Broad + Liberty
In part TWO of this exclusive, Linda discusses the trial, evidence suppressed by Larry Krasner’s prosecution, and how Krasner’s DA’s office turned its back on her family.