When Philadelphia began requiring minority participation in city contracts in 1982, the enabling law had a sunset provision shutting the program down in 10 years. The idea was that the preference for ... More »
You wouldn't expect at this point that a debate among the three Democrats running for Philadelphia city controller would be anything but a knife fight, and the face-off Thursday moderated by Comc... More »
It's fascinating to hear Sam Katz, chairman of the state board overseeing Philadelphia's finances, says he fears the city could be headed toward another historic financial crisis.
Gives me deja vu.
Does he really mean it this time?
Millionaire Tom Knox, who finished second to Michael Nutter in the 2007 mayor's race, has announced through spokesman Frank Keel that he plans to run for mayor ... More »
There was a time when I thought the city selling the Philadelphia Gas Works was about as likely as us getting the Olympics.
I doubt we'll ever see the games in South Philly, but listening to May... More »
It was the middle of last week when I heard the buzz from a prominent Philadelphia Democrat.
"I hear Joe Sestak has changed his registration and is going to run (for governor ) from western Penn... More »
Dave Davies has covered local politics and government in Philadelphia for more than 25 years. He loves the speed, reach and versatility of the net but believes journalists should still check their facts, give folks in the hot seat their say, and think before they hit Send. He’ll write about local and national topics. Dave is currently senior reporter for WHYY, and a contributor and fill-in host for Fresh Air with Terry Gross. He was reporter and columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News for 19 years, and before that was city hall bureau chief for KYW News Radio and city hall correspondent for WHYY. He’s a Texas native who’s spent his working life in Philadelphia. Before getting into journalism, he worked as a teacher, cab driver and welder.
As the final day of Germantown High School's 99-year history approaches — the Class of '13 will don caps and gowns on June 19 — NewsWorks will present a series of stories including interviews with More »
Hundreds of blue-collar municipal workers took to the streets Wednesday afternoon to demand that Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter settle a pair of outstanding union contracts. They intend to resume the protest Thursday.