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Parking Patronage

PPA overhaul and the two false narratives of patronage

The year was 1993 and the Rendell administration had its sights set on the Philadelphia Parking Authority. 123 patronage employees were laid off during, what was to become known around the PPA as, “Bloody Monday.”

Following are excerpts from two Inquirer stories that describe an agency that was, and...

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Time to Face the Music

Orchestra strike mistimed and misplaced

(Photo Left) Full houses (and orchestras) may become a thing of the past if strikes turn off donors while high prices scare off fans.

Earlier this month, a not-so-funny thing happened on the way to the forum (er, the...

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Release the Report

10 months and $160,000 later and still no Porngate report

(Photos from Left to Right) (Clockwise from top) Special prosecutor Douglas F. Gansler, former AG Kathleen Kane, AG Bruce Beemer, and former AG Bruce Castor. Gansler photo by @greenhoiuseoutgasser via Wikimedia commons. AG photos courtesy of...

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A Lost Jewel

Will Kenney save Jeweler’s Row?

(Photos from Left to Right) Buildings slated for demolition along Historic Jewelers Row with soil sampling rig in the foreground. (right) Signs calling for...

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Say It Ain’t So Butko

Slush fund stains Nutter integrity rep

(Photo Left) City Controller Alan Butkovitz has leveled serious allegations about misspending funds. Photo courtesy of philadelphiacontroller.org

Michael Nutter caught running a slush fund? The same Michael Nutter who, in the...

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