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(Demonstrators against the acquittal of George Zimmerman left behind signs, including some hanging on the Rizzo statue outside the MSB, near 15th and JFK Blvd.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Supporters of Late Mayor Frank Rizzo Postpone Annual Event In His Honor

This year’s memorial has been delayed indefinitely because of the weekend’s protests there over the George Zimmerman verdict — protests that included signs hung from the statue.

07/16/2013

(The statue of Don Quixote, at 2nd and Girard.  Photo from Historical Society of Pa.)

Positively Philadelphia: Our City of Little-Known Monuments

You probably pass by works of art honoring famous people every day in this area, and many of them you know. But there are others…

02/10/2013

(Joe Mastronardo Jr., one of the alleged ringleaders, is married to the daughter of Frank Rizzo, the late Philadelphia mayor.  File photo)

Frank Rizzo Daughter, Son-in-Law Indicted By Feds

Joseph Mastronardo Jr. is charged with running the operation along with his brother John. Joe’s wife, Joanna Rizzo Mastronardo, is accused of making “structured” deposits.

08/08/2012

(Outgoing City Council president Anna Verna poses for a photo with councilmen Jim Kenney, left, and Frank DiCicco, who is also leaving.   Photo from CIty of Phila. TV)

City Council Bids Farewell To 6 Longtime Members, Including Pres. Anna Verna

Retiring City Council president Anna Verna got a standing ovation. She is one of six outgoing councilmembers honored during their final meeting.

12/15/2011

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Union PAC Slams Council Candidate In Radio Ad

With Tuesday’s general election approaching, you may have noticed campaign ads running here on KYW Newsradio involving the battle for two city council seats set aside for the minority Republicans.

11/05/2011

(Credit: Steve Tawa)

Election 2011 Countdown: Frank Rizzo Goes ‘Robo’ In Next Weeks’ Election

As politics goes, this is an exciting week, with behind the scenes action moving at a rapid pace.

11/01/2011

(Source: City of Phila. TV)

Councilman Rizzo Quits GOP In Dispute With City Council Leadership

City Council’s GOP leader, Brian O’Neill, last week stripped Rizzo of his post as minority whip, a mostly ceremonial position given that Council has only three GOP members.

10/20/2011

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Dozens Head To Center City To Honor Former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo

Dozens stood in the hot sun Saturday in Center City to honor the late Philadelphia mayor Frank Rizzo. It’s been 20 years since the iconic mayor died of a heart attack at his campaign headquarters.

07/16/2011

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Somber Ceremony To Honor Former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo

Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the death of former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo.

07/16/2011

(Credit: Steve Tawa)

Rizzo Moving On After 16 Years In Office

Longtime Philadelphia City Councilman Frank Rizzo was the surprise loser in the recent Republican primary. He’s back at work, saying he’s ready to move on after his elected duties are over, later this year.

05/27/2011

(Credit: Timothy McLaughlin)

Judge Rules Candidates For Public Office In Philadelphia Can Receive DROP Pensions

Three candidates for public office in Philadelphia can stay on the ballot, even though they’re, technically, retiring in order to collect a pension payment under the controversial DROP program.



03/23/2011

(Mayoral candidate Milton Street outside the Philadelphia Board of Elections office on Friday.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Candidates Fight To Remain On Philadelphia Primary Election Ballots

There were oral arguments held before a Philadelphia judge on whether two City Council members, a city commissioner, and a mayoral candidate were eligible to remain on their respective ballots.

03/18/2011

(Philadelphia city councilman Frank Rizzo Jr., in file photo)

Rizzo Says He’ll Run For Fifth Term Even Without GOP Backing

The Republican City Committee of Philadelphia meets Tuesday night to endorse candidates for the May GOP primary, and among those not expected to be endorsed is an incumbent city councilman, Frank Rizzo Jr.

02/15/2011

Lynne Abraham is the latest Philadelphian, and first woman, to appear on a beer glass at National Mechanics. (Credit: photo provided by National Mechanics)

Lynne Abraham First Woman To Appear On Glasses At Local Bar

A well known Philadelphian is the first woman whose mug appears on a beer glass at a popular restaurant and bar in Old City.

02/15/2011

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DiCicco Introduces Bill To Allow City Workers To Opt Out Of DROP

Councilman Frank DiCicco says he regrets enrolling in the controversial pension plan, and he has introduced a bill which allows any city worker to opt out of DROP.

01/28/2011

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