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
In Philadelphia, schools have made an outlandish decision: if every child can’t learn, nobody should. Across the state, Gov. Wolf has gone after cyber charters.Matthew Brouillette of Commonwealth Partners reports.
A compulsive attachment to disposable artifacts of the relatively recent past is a prerequisite of any claim to being a real Philadelphian.
By Josh Gohlke
The suspect could have gone anywhere. Why Philadelphia? Because sanctuary city policies act like a magnet.
By Matt Wolfe
“It’s important to salute veterans, and to recognize that the men and women who have served this nation are our neighbors, friends and family members who are proud of their time in uniform.”
By Terry A. Williamson