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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 preservation at 704 Sansom. Photos by Salvatore Patrone.

“I understand that there’s stress between development costs and preservation, but if you can come down on the side of historic preservation, this city will always have the character and identity that it has now, and we can preserve that,” he said at a 2015 spring forum. “… there are some properties that either can’t be saved or aren’t worth saving, and I understand...

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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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The DA’s Free Pass

If hypocrisy was a crime Williams would be in jail

Seth Williams may be playing games with ethical fine points. Illustrations by LCP staff.     

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What’s Up Doc?

FBI raids of union boss may mark turning point for IBEW Local 98

(Photo Left) John Dougherty entertains outside while his home is searched by the FBI. Photo courtesy of Steve Keeley, twitter.com/KeeleyFox29.

You have to give it to Johnny Doc; he knows how to host an FBI...

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DNC Playback Part I

Those tempest in a teapot tweets

Those reading reviews of our fair city’s performance for the week that we assumed the national stage to host our first Democratic National Convention since 1948 will find a mixed bag. According to our hometown paper’s reporting, it was, on balance, a success.  As the Inky team’s post mortem accounts...

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Reversing the Reverse Commute

Center City chief calls for tax shift and transit investment

(Photo Left) Paul is the founding chief executive of the Center City District, serving in that capacity since January 1991. Photo courtesy of centercityphila.org.

This piece, written by Paul R. Levy...

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Joe Pa’s Statue

Court’s unsealed documents should not keep statue shuddered

(Photo Left) Paterno’s accomplishments deserve honor, and in unrelated news, Temple a field. Photo by audreyjm529 via Flickr. CC BY 2.0.

If you ever needed an example of an editorial board fulfilling...

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Quest (not feeling the) Love

Time to reclaim our July 4th birthright

(Photo Left) Questlove thinks the city could have done better this 4th, we’ve long agreed. Photo by Joe Mabel via Wikimedia Commons

OK. We really did not intend to write another essay on the travesty that has become our annual celebration of the Fourth of...

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Lost in Space

Cyber charters continue to fail their promise

 

 

 

 

 

 

We must admit we have never been a fan of the concept of cyber charter schools. While we are not comfortable with any Philadelphia charter school failing, we are much more comfortable with these...

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A Bunch of @#$%!

Daily News editorialist off mark in attack on DNC2016

(Photo Left) Daily News columnist is slinging it in all directions.

At times we like to review the writings of our peers in the Philly editorial sphere, but rarely do we do this at the individual level. This time we...

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Blind Justice Indeed

U.S. Supremes smack down Castille

(Photo Left) Former chief justice Ron Castille.

It seems that every week, citizens are forced to confront allegations of prosecutorial misconduct and judicial misbehavior. Two weeks ago, we chastised District Attorney Seth Williams for denying...

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