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DROP program

(Frank Rizzo Jr., right, gets a welcome-back handshake from US Rep. Bob Brady after completing paperwork to rejoin the Democratic Party.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Democrats Welcome Frank Rizzo Jr. Back To Democratic Party

Former city councilman Frank Rizzo Jr., right, rejoined the Democratic Party so he can run for mayor in 2015.

11/18/2013

Stigall Show Log 1.5.12

Chris discusses Rick Santorum’s Presidential campaign and Michele Bachmann’s decision to drop out, a grenade found at the King of Prussia Mall, a dispute over a tribute to Michael Landon in Collingswood, and talks to Daily News Editor Larry Platt about the city’s DROP program.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–01/05/2012

(Philadelphia city councilman Frank Rizzo Jr.   File photo)

Councilman Rizzo Faces Court Challenge To Re-election Effort; ‘DROP’ Pension At Issue

A Philadelphia GOP ward leader has gone to court, trying to get longtime city councilman Frank Rizzo thrown off the primary ballot.

03/14/2011

City Council president Anna Verna -- surrounded by fellow councilmembers Jannie Blackwell, Bill Greenlee (hidden), and James Kenney -- reacts to applause in City Council chambers as she makes her retirement announcement.  Photo by Mike Dunn

City Council President Anna Verna Calling It Quits

Verna, 79, made the announcement on Monday that she will not return after her current term expires next January.

01/24/2011

(File photo)

Philly Businessman Sam Katz Eyes Another Run For Mayor

Katz has run unsuccessfully for mayor three times, and he says that he will announce very shortly, perhaps within a week, whether he’ll move forward with a fourth try.

11/03/2010

City Council Drops Idea of a Special Session on DROP

City Council members have ruled out convening a special session on the Mayor’s request to abolish the lump sum pension perk known as DROP.

08/04/2010

'DROP' Report Likely to be Released Next Week

  A long-awaited — and long-delayed — review of Philadelphia’s controversial “DROP” program may finally see the light of day next week. 

07/28/2010

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