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(Councilman James Kenney, in file photo)

Philadelphia Lawmaker Wants To Tighten ‘Resign To Run’ Candidacy Rule

Councilman Jim Kenney wants voters to decide on a proposed change that would require candidates to resign from other elected offices before running in Philadelphia.

03/29/2012

(The Pennsylvania capitol, in Harrisburg.  File photo)

Pa. Speaker Wants To Suspend Special Elections In Wake of Block to Redistricting

The speaker of the Pennsylvania House is asking a federal court for guidance in the aftermath of a state Supreme Court ruling that has thrown elections for state legislative seats into chaos.

01/31/2012

Former Sheriff’s Officer Auditor Pleads Guilty To Fraud

Corruption in the Philadelphia Sheriff’s office leads to another guilty plea.

01/18/2012

(The 10 Rittenhouse condominium apartment building rises just north of Rittenhouse Square.  Image provided)

New Philadelphia Sheriff Promises a More Open, Honest Operation

Newly elected Philadelphia sheriff Jewell Williams oversaw his first mortgage foreclosure sale on Tuesday, and pledged a new era of openness and honesty at the scandal-plagued sheriff’s office.

01/10/2012

Jewell Williams

Rittenhouse Condos On The Market At New Sheriff’s 1st Foreclosure Sale

Newly elected Sheriff Jewell Williams will preside over his first mortgage foreclosure sale this morning. A number of those properties have a ritzy addresses.

01/10/2012

(Philadelphia's new sherrif Jewell Williams. Credit: Tony Hanson)

Philadelphia’s New Sheriff Promises To Clean Up Department

There is a new sheriff in town. Jewell Williams has been sworn in as Sheriff of Philadelphia and has promised to clean house in the beleaguered department.

01/03/2012

Williams wins sheriff DL

Dems Sweep Philadelphia Row, Judicial Offices

There’s a new sheriff in town.

11/08/2011

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