Rep. Cherelle Parker formally announced her candidacy for 9th District Councilwoman Marian Tasco’s seat. Tasco is retiring from Council.
Brett Mandel points out that the Mayor and City Council candidates don’t really have much power over education, and wishes the candidates would focus on issues they can actually impact.
Newsworks talks to historian Michael Tolle, who is publishing a book on Schuylkill River towns between Philadelphia and Reading.
Citified looks at different measures of sprawl and notes that the sprawl problem in the Philadelphia metro is pretty acute.
Condo buildings in Philly are jumping on the indoor smoking ban trend.
And Holly Otterbein dings Doug Oliver for vagueness.