Nutter, Kenney Mend Fences As Mayoral Campaign Heads Toward General ElectionNutter formally endorsed Kenney, despite Kenney's frequent criticisms of Nutter's administration.
Bill Green Still Weighing Run For Phila. Mayor As IndependentGreen, now a member of the School Reform Commission, says his occasional sparring with Kenney when they served together on City Council won't factor into his decision about running against him.
Some New Faces Win Democratic Nominations For Phila. City CouncilHelen Gym, Allan Domb, and Derek Green edged out incumbents Ed Neilson and Wilson Goode Jr. for nominations. Kenyatta Johnson and Maria Quiñones-Sánchez survived district challenges.
Few Poll Problems, Light Turnout Through Most of Election Day in Phila.Deputy city commissioner Fred Voigt estimated turnout as of 5pm in the 30-percent range.
At-Large Seats Among Contested Phila. City Council RacesIn addition to candidates for mayor, Philadelphia voters today are also choosing their party's nominees for all 17 seats on City Council.
Mayor's Race Tops Highlighted Contests in Philadelphia PrimaryToday's primary election has the parties choosing not only nominees for mayor, but for all 17 seats on City Council.
Also on Philadelphia Ballots: Several Charter Change QuestionsVoters are being asked to approve commissions for women and universal pre-kindergarten, a rule promoting multi-language access to city services, and a referendum on school district governance.
Philadelphia Emergency Responders Recall Frenzy of Amtrak Crash Night"Controlled chaos would be an understatement," said police inspector Mike McCarrick, who runs the police department's East Division, where the derailment occurred.
City Council President Clarke Endorses Mayoral Candidate KenneyIn the Philadelphia mayor's race, former City Councilman Jim Kenney has picked up a prize endorsement from City Council President Darrell Clarke.
After Amtrak Derailment, Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Alter Campaigning PlansSeveral candidates were canceling appearances out of respect for those killed and injured in the train derailment.
Paid Sick Leave Takes Effect Even As Harrisburg Considers Overturning Philadelphia LawBusinesses with ten or more workers in Philadelphia face a new mandate from City Hall starting today: they must offer their workers earned paid sick leave.
Sam Katz Says He Won't Run For Mayor Of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia businessman Sam Katz, a three-time candidate for mayor, announced Tuesday he will not run again this year.
Purchase of Land For a New Prison in NE Philly Gets Committee NodPrisons commissioner Louis Giorla said the site, on State Road, is both close to other city prisons and far from residential areas.
Phila. Lawmaker Nixes Vote on Consolidation of 311 and 911 Call CentersThe mayor's chief of staff, Everett Gillison, was testifying at a hearing to consider the administration's plan to consolidate the 911 and 311 centers at the old Quartermaster Depot, at 20th and Oregon.
City Council President Cancels Neighborhood Budget HearingsCity Council President Darrell Clarke has decided to cancel budget hearings that were to be held outside of City Hall in Philadelphia's neighborhoods.