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Philadelphia Politics

No one shows up to Joe Biden debate-watch parties in Philly. Does that matter?

Biden's supporters are not the demographic announcing their commitment to him on social media or gathering in big progressive cities at bars to watch the debate. But even still, his visible support in the city where he's headquartered is notably subdued.

A grocery store owner kept fighting efforts to ban plastic bags in Philly. This time he won’t stand in the way.

Jeff Brown, the owner of eight ShopRite and Fresh Grocer stores in Philadelphia who has successfully lobbied against previous efforts to ban plastic bags in the city, said he will not oppose the latest proposed ban.

A grocery store owner kept fighting efforts to ban plastic bags in Philly. This time he won’t stand in the way.

Jeff Brown, the owner of eight ShopRite and Fresh Grocer stores in Philadelphia who has successfully lobbied against previous efforts to ban plastic bags in the city, said he will not oppose the latest proposed ban.

A liberal group wants Philly DA Larry Krasner on the Supreme Court

Krasner, who has drawn national attention as well as local controversy for his reform-driven agenda, was one of 32 attorneys on a list released by Demand Justice.

A liberal group wants Philly DA Larry Krasner on the Supreme Court

Krasner, who has drawn national attention as well as local controversy for his reform-driven agenda, was one of 32 attorneys on a list released by Demand Justice.

Did City Hall or a spoofer curse out GOP mayoral nominee Billy Ciancaglini in phone call? | Clout

Ciangalini is outgunned against Mayor Jim Kenney, but apparently someone with a City Hall number rang him up and called him a phrase we can't repeat here.

Did City Hall or a spoofer curse out GOP mayoral nominee Billy Ciancaglini in phone call? | Clout

Ciangalini is outgunned against Mayor Jim Kenney, but apparently someone with a City Hall number rang him up and called him a phrase we can't repeat here.
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Councilman Allan Domb calls for investigation of city’s payroll software ‘boondoggle’

Domb’s resolution cites a recent Inquirer story revealing that 3,800 employees have been paid for hours they did not work because of error’s with the system.

Ex-consultant for Council hopeful Judy Moore sues campaign for nonpayment

The lawsuit, filed in Municipal Court on Sept. 4, is an aftershock of what was a rocky start to Moore’s first run for office that saw significant personnel turnover and uncertainty about its viability.

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Trump tax break isn’t delivering for the struggling places across Pa. that need it most

A tax incentive program hailed by President Trump as a lifeline for struggling urban areas, including hundreds in Pennsylvania, is instead largely benefitting projects in areas that were already experiencing redevelopment.

Building Trades leaders asked to pony up $15K apiece for Local 98’s indicted boss ‘Johnny Doc’ Dougherty | Clout

The Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council is launching a legal defense fund for Dougherty, who is fighting a federal indictment.

ACLU files suit to stop victims’ rights ballot measure

The proposed amendment to Pennsylvania’s constitution would create new rights for crime victims.

Philadelphia City Council creates panel to probe child removals in abuse, neglect cases

Although Councilman David Oh was cleared of wrongdoing after a social worker at the CHOP reported his son’s injury to DHS, the Republican said the experience made him question the agency’s policies, giving credence to complaints he had heard from constituents.

Was Rittenhouse Square stabbing self-defense? Trial in controversial killing begins.

Neither side disputes that Michael White killed Sean Schellenger. But the central question at trial is likely to revolve around whether White acted in self-defense.

Kendra Brooks has raised more money than any third-party Philly candidate ever. Here’s how.

Brooks is relying on small donations more than other candidates are, as she hopes to build enough momentum to win in November.

Accused Rittenhouse stabber to be tried for manslaughter, not murder

Common Pleas Court Judge Glenn B. Bronson ruled Monday that Krasner’s office had provided enough reasoning in a motion filed Friday to justify its decision to drop the murder charge.

Philly's only youth hostel could shut down if the city forces it to pay $480k in back taxes

Having to pay the unexpected tax bill would likely cause the hostel to shut down, said Bill O’Brien, who chairs the board of the nonprofit that runs Chamounix Mansion.

She lost her parking ticket, so the Phila. Parking Authority sent her some porn | Clout

Also, Sherrie Cohen is back on the general election ballot for City Council at-large, thanks to a court ruling.

Impeachment draws some cheers in this Pa. swing district, but voters at town hall have other issues, too

As the storm over the impeachment inquiry continues raging in Washington, the lawmakers who could soon be voting on whether to impeach President Donald Trump have come home to their districts to hear from constituents.

Philly DA Larry Krasner launches data website aimed at tracking his office’s impact

Krasner’s office wants its Public Data Dashboard to allow the public to more easily access data and help "hold the District Attorney accountable for ending mass incarceration and mass supervision without endangering public safety."

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