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Kenney appoints city’s first Digital Director: Stephanie Waters civic

Dec. 29, 2015 11:26 am

Kenney appoints city’s first Digital Director: Stephanie Waters

Waters, a digital content strategist, will be responsible for making sure the “Mayor's Office uses technology to help build an effective and efficient government that is accessible for every neighborhood.”
This is big: Philadelphia just released property-tax delinquency data civic

Dec. 28, 2015 12:56 pm

This is big: Philadelphia just released property-tax delinquency data

The release of a high-value dataset comes just days before Mayor Nutter leaves office.
Here are the 12 stories we obsessed over this year feature

Dec. 23, 2015 1:22 pm

Here are the 12 stories we obsessed over this year

Long reads on everything from Philadelphia's failed municipal broadband project to an open-source awakening. And love and dating. Always love and dating.
Mayor Nutter cut the ribbon at SEER Interactive’s jaw-dropping new office business

Dec. 16, 2015 1:42 pm

Mayor Nutter cut the ribbon at SEER Interactive’s jaw-dropping new office

It's been a hallmark of Nutter's time in office: welcoming tech companies big and small to their new offices. Will Mayor-elect Jim Kenney do the same?
Ladies and gentlemen, Philadelphia officially has a new 15-year Comcast franchise deal business

Dec. 10, 2015 3:32 pm

Ladies and gentlemen, Philadelphia officially has a new 15-year Comcast franchise deal

After nearly a year of negotiations, City Council unanimously approved the deal Thursday.
Managing Director Rich Negrin resigns from city government civic

Dec. 10, 2015 9:49 am

Managing Director Rich Negrin resigns from city government

An early advocate of open gov, Negrin oversaw projects like the Philly311 mobile app and the city's coworking-esque Innovation Lab.
Comcast franchise may be win for city, but there’s one loser civic

Dec. 10, 2015 9:39 am

Comcast franchise may be win for city, but there’s one loser

Philadelphia used to be the biggest city in the country without a public-access TV channel until activists won a 27-year battle to launch PhillyCAM. Now, under the proposed Comcast franchise deal, PhillyCAM is looking at budget cuts. Is it a sign of the times?
What will Mayor-elect Jim Kenney’s innovation team look like? civic

Dec. 9, 2015 8:44 am

What will Mayor-elect Jim Kenney’s innovation team look like?

A comment at our Rise Conference gave us pause. There aren't many answers out there yet, but here's the lay of the land — and what Kenney promised during the primary.
Our interview with Mayor-elect Jim Kenney civic

Dec. 7, 2015 12:59 pm

Our interview with Mayor-elect Jim Kenney

A month from taking over Philadelphia City Hall, the South Philly native and longtime City Councilman spoke frankly and freely about his view of progressive leadership at Technical.ly's Rise Conference on civic innovation.
The story behind the Science Center’s ill-fated ‘No bike parking’ sign civic

Dec. 4, 2015 12:34 pm

The story behind the Science Center’s ill-fated ‘No bike parking’ sign

The lesson here? Don't mess with Women Bike PHL, the 2,000-cyclist strong Facebook group.

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