Groundbreaking Philadelphia Columnist Chuck Stone Dead at 89Stone was the first black columnist at the Philadelphia Daily News and was founding president of the National Association of Black Journalists.
City Council President Rejects Request For Hearing On Council's Own BudgetDespite a plea from a political watchdog group, City Council has no intention of holding public hearings on its own budget.
Worker Fired As Councilwoman Sidesteps Questions About Ethics ProbeOn Tuesday, Mayor Nutter fired a city worker implicated in a probe by the city's Board of Ethics of City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown.
City Election Official's Partisan Message Not Appropriate, Says Watchdog GroupStephanie Singer, chairperson of the three-member board of city commissioners, which runs Philadelphia elections, sent an e-mail urging support for Pres. Obama.
Even After Judge's Ruling, Pa. Voter ID Opponents Not Slowing DownThere was applause but not quite jubilation when the Pa. Voter ID Coalition got the news that photo ID cards would not be necessary for next month's election.
Committee Of 70 Concerned About Plan To Give City Council Control Over Money A Philadelphia city councilman's plan to give council direct and final control over hundreds of millions of dollars isn't sitting too well with a local political watchdog group.
Pa. Supreme Court Sends Voter ID Ruling Back To Lower Court For ReviewOpponents of Pennsylvania's recently enacted voter ID law have notched a preliminary victory in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Voter ID Law A 'Solution In Search Of A Problem'? Watchdogs Find Little Evidence Of FraudPennsylvania's voter ID law has been at the center of controversy in past weeks, since many opponents say the law is a solution in search of a problem.
Political Watchdog Wants New Superintendent Contract Details Made Public"The problem, of course, is that Arlene Ackerman, the last Superintendent, got a big salary and a lot of bonuses and a lot of side deals," Committee Of Seventy CEO Zack Stalberg said. "And we're trying to avoid that."
Pennsylvania's New Voter ID Card Law - What You Need To KnowPennsylvania's new voter ID law requires that, beginning in November of this year, all voters present a photo ID every time they vote. But you need to plan ahead.
Mayor Nutter Says It's Time To Move On From AckermanMayor Nutter says it's time to look ahead, now that the Arlene Ackerman buyout drama is over.
Ackerman 'Surprised' By Talk Of Fundraising To Buy Out Her ContractMeanwhile, a political watchdog group in Philadelphia says that private donations for a public sector bailout would be wrong.
Philadelphia City Council Votes To Keep DROP, With ModificationsPhiladelphia City Council has voted to tweak the controversial lump-sum pension perk known as "DROP," turning its back on the mayor's call to abolish the program.
Rain, Lack of Interest Make For Low Turnout In Philadelphia PrimariesThe election watchdog group Committee of Seventy expects only 13 to 14 percent of voters to turnout for Tuesday's primaries in the City of Philadelphia.
Pollwatchers, Official and Unofficial, Prepare For Pennsylvania Primary In PhiladelphiaLow turnout is expected in Tuesday's primary election in Philadelphia, but both official and unofficial watchdogs will be out to make sure things go smoothly.