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How do you think the city should spend taxpayer money?

Mayor Kenney’s budget for next fiscal year needs to be approved before July, with details on how to allocate $5.6 billion in funds.

  • We asked councilmembers to name their top priorities, and the list includes violence prevention efforts, community policing, and relief funds for Black and brown-owned businesses, among many others.

Jordan Levy asked dozens of Philadelphians their opinion, and few seemed interested. So how do you want City Hall to spend your taxpayer dollars?

Philly fans rally behind Bohm after he curses us out

Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm was caught on camera saying “I f-ing hate this place,” as the crowd booed during a home game earlier this week.

  • Bohm later owned up and apologized, which of course immediately endeared him to fans. (It helped that the Phils rallied to eventually beat the Mets that night, despite his errors.)

The story made national news — it was at one point trending in St. Paul, Minneapolis — and at last night’s game, Bohm walked out to a standing O.

RECAP: What else happened?

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Weekly brief on gun violence prevention (with PCGVR)

We publish this report each week in partnership with the Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting at the Community College of Philadelphia. 

By the numbers in Philadelphia

  • 47: Shooting victims recorded last week, vs. 24 the week prior [PPD Google Drive]
  • 565: Shooting victims this year, down 1% from last year [PCGVR]
  • 130: Year-to-date homicides, down 7% from last year [Philly Police]


Mayor Kenney will not appear at the city’s biweekly briefing on the city’s gun violence response (1 p.m.), sending Managing Director Alexander in his place. You can hear it live on WURD Radio 900 AM / 96.1 FM or watch on Facebook.


? “RuPaul’s Drag Race” getting a little played out? Head over to Franky Bradley’s for another installment of Snatcherella 3000, a local drag competition show where some of Philly’s finest queens compete for a crown. Tickets are $10. (9 p.m to 12 a.m. Wednesday, April 13)

✍? Looking for a way to get politically active and meet people? Non-partisan group Vote FWD hosts a letter-writing happy hour at Indy Hall, with beer, snacks, and writing supplies provided. (6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 18)