Cherelle Parker

Politics

Cherelle Parker sworn in as Philadelphia Mayor

Philadelphia kicks off 2024 by welcoming its 100th and first female mayor

Philadelphia City Council

Politics

Kenyatta Johnson elected president of new-look Philadelphia City Council

Philadelphia City Council welcomed a diverse group of first-term lawmakers and new leadership

News & Politics

Politics

Our picks for stories of the year

City & State’s most popular stories and what they mean to our coverage

Philadelphia Mayor's Race 2023

Politics

Parker announces picks for chief of staff and deputy mayors

Tiffany Thurman joins campaign veterans Sinceré Harris and Aren Platt in the Parker administration

Philadelphia

Policy

Krasner and Street rebuke new SEPTA special prosecutor law

Act 40 would require a special prosecutor be appointed to oversee SEPTA crimes

Education

Politics

Penn Board Chair Scott Bok steps down following Liz Magill’s resignation

After months of increasing scrutiny and controversy over her response to antisemitism at the Ivy League institution, Magill’s tenure came to an end via university-wide email on Saturday.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

A Q&A with Rue Landau

City & State speaks with the first openly LGBTQ+ candidate in Philadelphia to be elected to city council

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

A Q&A with PA House Speaker Joanna McClinton

McClinton talks her first year in office, opportunities and challenges in Philadelphia and her goals for 2024.

Philadelphia

Politics

Changing of the guard in Philadelphia

Just weeks before historic changes sweep through the ranks of Philadelphia City Hall, top priorities are becoming clearer.

Politics

Politics

GOP Senate candidate McCormick unveils China policy during Philadelphia speech

McCormick said Democrats ‘have gotten China wrong for more than two decades’

Philadelphia

Politics

Penn President Liz Magill facing growing calls to resign

Magill’s testimony in front of Congress – and her response to antisemitic rhetoric – sparked outcry from local and national leaders

News & Politics

Politics

Penn, Lafayette among schools under federal hate probe

The U.S. Department of Education has launched investigations into seven schools over alleged incidents of antisemitism and Islamophobia

Philadelphia

Politics

Philadelphia City Council races result in landmark victories for LGBTQ, South Asian candidates

In addition to the historic victories of Rue Landau and Nina Ahmad, Republicans are struggling to hold on to a minority seat as two Working Families Party candidates declared victory Tuesday night,

Philadelphia Mayor's Race 2023

Politics

Parker Rolls: Philadelphia elects Cherelle Parker as its 100th – and first female – mayor

The Democratic nominee defeated Republican and fellow former City Councilmember David Oh in Tuesday’s election

Philadelphia Mayor's Race 2023

Politics

‘This is not a celebration’: Cherelle Parker casts her vote in Philadelphia

The Democratic nominee for mayor is expected to become the first female mayor and 100th mayor in the city’s history

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

4 things to watch for on Election Day 2023

City & State outlines the narratives and names to keep an eye on going into Tuesday’s general election

Philadelphia Mayor's Race 2023

Politics

Cherelle Parker and David Oh face off in one-and-only Philly mayoral debate

Thursday morning’s debate offered candidates a rare chance to take jabs and spar over policy proposals

Education

Policy

Philadelphia students navigate school without access to school libraries

The number of school librarians in Philadelphia has declined over the past decade, from about 57 in the 2012-13 school year to just one in the 2023-24 school year

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

5 takeaways from Monday’s Philadelphia mayoral town hall

Cherelle Parker and David Oh answered voters’ questions in a rare forum before the Nov. 7 election