Preparing for election season is rarely a simple task, and this year’s Philadelphia City Council races are no exception. To help weed through the dozens (yes, dozens) of candidates running, we’ve created a handy guide to each and every one of them that we’ve released this morning. Plus, we’ve got updates on the Sixers’ playoff performance and the tragic fire at Notre Dame.
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On May 21, dozens of candidates — 44 Democrats and 11 Republicans — hope to win their party’s nomination in the Philadelphia primary so they can get on the fall ballot for a seat on City Council.
So, uh, who are they?
We’ve broken down the horse race into key categories, like age, occupation, neighborhood, and political experience, to help you get to know them before you hit the voting booth.
When the Sixers show up, they really show up. Monday’s Game 2 of the Sixers’ playoff series against the Nets was a must-win and they walked away with a 145-123 victory.
Thanks to a dominant third quarter where they outscored the Nets 51-23, the series is all tied up.
The world watched in horror as the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris was engulfed in flames Monday, losing its roof and its spire, though its iconic bell towers remain in tact.
The 12th-century cathedral is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, and its impact could be felt in the social media posts and statements from public figures worldwide mourning its destruction.
Now that the fire, which officials consider an accident, has been put out, the work begins to save the structure.
That is a *crisp* reflection, @lindzaywalters.
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“We had the great privilege of buying homes, which we know continues to be either flat-out denied, or just completely out of reach, for our poorer neighbors and some of our neighbors of color. If we can afford to buy homes and commit to our communities, we can afford to pay our fair share of property taxes.” — Point Breeze residents Alison Stohr, a Philly educator, and Mindy Isser, a labor organizer, on why they’ve given up their tax abatement.