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A Philly ShopRite magnate goes shopping — for the mayor’s race

Jeff Brown, the outspoken owner of a chain of ShopRite grocery stores who made headlines opposing Mayor Jim Kenney’s soda tax, is eyeing a run for mayor.

A Philly ShopRite magnate goes shopping — for the mayor’s race

Jeff Brown, the outspoken owner of a chain of ShopRite grocery stores who made headlines opposing Mayor Jim Kenney’s soda tax, is eyeing a run for mayor.

Three top staffers accuse Sheriff Rochelle Bilal of abuse and retaliation in recent lawsuits

The former senior staffers say they lost their jobs in 2020 after exposing serious wrongdoing — including alleged financial impropriety and sexual harassment.

Three top staffers accuse Sheriff Rochelle Bilal of abuse and retaliation in recent lawsuits

The former senior staffers say they lost their jobs in 2020 after exposing serious wrongdoing — including alleged financial impropriety and sexual harassment.

A GOP donor with a history of racist language gave $500,000 to a group opposing Philly DA Larry Krasner

Timothy Mellon described Black people as “even more belligerent” due to social welfare programs that he called “Slavery Redux.”

A GOP donor with a history of racist language gave $500,000 to a group opposing Philly DA Larry Krasner

Timothy Mellon described Black people as “even more belligerent” due to social welfare programs that he called “Slavery Redux.”
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Pa. Treasurer Joe Torsella tried to reform the state’s biggest pension funds. Then he lost his job.

Torsella says his clash with the pensions was a rough schooling in a “corrupt system” that too often helps financiers and hedge funds, not the retirees, or taxpayers.

Pa. Republicans are embracing censure culture and staying quiet on threats to election officials

Pennsylvania's Republican Party is consumed by the need to punish elected officials who anger former President Donald Trump.

Inside Trump’s Philly impeachment team: Confusion, conflict, and threats to quit

Trump's lawyers described a hastily assembled and pressure-filled effort to defend the former president. They won, but the path there wasn't always pretty.

Philly is facing a $450 million budget gap and the pain won’t stop there

It could take years for the city to recover from the fiscal impact of the pandemic, and there will soon only be enough money in reserves to run the city for about three days.

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Pennsylvania State Police will escape legislative scrutiny in 2021 budget process

The decision comes after a year dominated by police brutality protests, and amid concerns about illegal vehicle searches and alleged racial profiling of Latinos by troopers.

Philadelphia seeks 16.9% water rate increase, citing revenue erosion from pandemic

The Water Department blamed a dramatic fall in revenue last year after the city barred shut-offs of customers behind on their bills.

Jonathan Saidel as Ambassador to Malta? A big union wants Biden to appoint the former Philly controller

Malta, an island nation of about 450,000 people in the Mediterranean Sea, 60 miles south of Italy, is slightly smaller than Philadelphia in square miles.

Philly hopes to benefit from Pete Buttigieg’s goal of sharing the road

The Biden administration and new Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg hope to shift national policy toward transit and zero-emission vehicles.

Trump’s Philly lawyers won the impeachment trial. But they’re facing a backlash at home.

If Trump’s team of Philadelphia lawyers thought they’d get a reputational bump from defending a former president on the biggest stage of their careers, it hasn’t turned out that way.

The Philly election you haven’t heard of with half-a-billion dollars at stake

91 judges will cast secret ballots next week to put two people on a little-known board that controls huge money meant to be spent in the public’s best interest.

Should Philly use the Linc as mass vaccine site? It’s now a political fight.

Some City Council members are pushing for the city to use the Linc as a vaccine site. Mayor Jim Kenney's administration disagrees.

Democrats called to save the Postal Service, but now they’re in power and struggling to help the failing agency

Small-business owners and residents say the issue has fallen out of the national spotlight and off local legislators’ list of concerns.

High-profile lawyer Chuck Peruto is challenging Philly DA Larry Krasner as a Republican

Chuck Peruto, a Democrat-turned-Republican defense attorney seeking to defeat Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner's bid for a second term, cast him as an outsider who goes easy on criminals.

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