Does this sound familiar? Philadelphia's hospitality industry is threatened by labor problems at the Convention Center, but its leaders are on the verge of a courageous, groundbreaking solution.
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Just about everyone agrees the city of Philadelphia does an inadequate job of collecting taxes. But a couple of measures Mayor Michael Nutter is seeking in Harrisburg to allow the city to get what it&... More »
When suspended Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas Nocella had to face the music two weeks ago -- a hearing on misconduct charges before the Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline -- he wasn't alone.
The three Democratic candidates for city controller in Philadelphia spent close to $1 million communicating with voters over the past few months. But I've encountered smart, socially aware people... More »
After a bruising primary campaign, Philadelphia's Democratic City Controller Alan Butkovitz easily won renomination over two-time challenger Brett Mandel and former city attorney Mark Zecca in a ... 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.