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City drops appeal of firefighters’ arbitration

“This dispute was always and only about affordability. And we as a city are now in a place to provide pay increases as set out in that award.” — Mayor Michael Nutter  


Same-sex marriage ban to be tested in Pa.

State attorneys are working to develop a legal brief in response to a federal lawsuit that challenges the commonwealth’s ban on same-sex marriage. A response is due next Monday. 


Speeding ahead on the ‘Great Food Truck Race’

“How great would it be if we could own a spot with our own friends and just do what we’re good at—making food?”


Healthcare reform a top priority for Arkoosh

First in a series of profiles of the candidates running for Allyson Schwartz’s vacated congressional seat.


Around town: September 4, 2013

Local bus company joins Trailways


Horse Play

 Eight world-renowned Budweiser Clydesdales took a stroll down Frankford Avenue last week.   


Loss of a legend

Brian O’Neill and Joan Krajewski were both elected to City Council in 1979 and represented most of the Northeast for more than 30 years.


Wire art represents city’s homicide victims

Three hundred thirty-one.


Pets of the Week: September 4, 2013

Ginger is a sweetheart


Senator will continue to focus on economic issues

State Sen. Daylin Leach is known for pushing progressive ideas, and he plans to do the same if elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.