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Chicago cut gun violence by nearly 40% in 3 years. Philadelphia can too. | Editorial

Mayor Jim Kenney set a goal of reducing homicides by 30% in four years. Chicago exceeded that reduction by banding together and staying focused on the violence.
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Chicago cut gun violence by nearly 40% in 3 years. Philadelphia can too. | Editorial

Mayor Jim Kenney set a goal of reducing homicides by 30% in four years. Chicago exceeded that reduction by banding together and staying focused on the violence.

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Philly streets won’t clean themselves | Editorial

Jim Kenney renewed his vow to sweep the streets after he was sworn in to his second term Jan. 6. But can he sell Philadelphians on the notion of having to regularly move their parked cars to accommodate the service?
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Philly streets won’t clean themselves | Editorial

Jim Kenney renewed his vow to sweep the streets after he was sworn in to his second term Jan. 6. But can he sell Philadelphians on the notion of having to regularly move their parked cars to accommodate the service?

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Fix N.J.’s bloated and broken tax breaks | Editorial

New Jersey's program of tax breaks to encourage commercial development is broken. Studies show such incentives have little economic impact (except on recipients), but state governments seem addicted to them.
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Fix N.J.’s bloated and broken tax breaks | Editorial

New Jersey's program of tax breaks to encourage commercial development is broken. Studies show such incentives have little economic impact (except on recipients), but state governments seem addicted to them.
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We have seen war. Why can’t we learn from that? | Editorial

If a war with Iran is coming, then the past two decades were prologue -- and we know how it is going to end.

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Wawa’s data breach hits close to home but reflects global problem | Editorial

With more than $12 billion in annual sales at 850 locations from New Jersey to Florida, Wawa is no longer just Philly's favorite convenience store. So the questions raised by a nine-month-long breach of customer data, and the company's response, are far from just local.

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Mayor Jim Kenney’s pocket vetoes block relief for Philadelphians who need it most | Editorial

Mayor Kenney's pocket vetoed an assortment of City Council measures, including two that would give tax breaks to some of the city's poorest residents. It seems even these measures raise budgetary concerns — even in a year that saw the city's real estate boom continue.

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2020′s editorials will have a new ingredient: Your input | Editorial

What did the editorial board write about most in 2019 — and what will 2020 bring?

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After latest blackface incident, Mummers should break ties with racist groups | Editorial

The Mummers — particularly the string bands and fancy brigades who don’t seem to struggle with living in the 21st century — should break ties with the problematic wench and comic brigades who smear the parade with their bad behavior.

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Robbing Philly of its wealth | Editorial

The practice of keeping minorities away from real estate, the primary source of wealth for most people, is not new.

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2020 Philadelphia is way ahead of 2010 Philadelphia, but still behind the rest of the nation | Editorial

A look at the data to see how Philadelphia sizes up to itself 10 years ago — and to the rest of the country — contains a few surprises.

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Will new commissioner bring radical change that Philadelphia Police needs? Fingers crossed. | Editorial

The selection of Danielle Outlaw for Police Commissioner could start an important new chapter in Philadelphia policing.

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In Cherry Hill and beyond, teens need more places to safely gather | Editorial

After 4 p.m. on the day after Christmas, the Cherry Hill Mall restricted access by people under 18 to those accompanied by a parent or other adult. There were no arrests. But does this success have too high a price?

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Lifting up Philly’s struggling citizens must be a priority in the year ahead | Editorial

Recent good news about Philadelphia suggests that the city needs to do a better job to encourage that the benefits of real estate development impacts the city as a whole.

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Round up the real redlining culprits in Philadelphia’s ills | Editorial

The lawsuit lays out Wells Fargo’s abusive mortgage loan products, including giving non-white applicants higher and riskier loans than their white counterparts with the same creditworthiness,

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Philadelphia’s high school athletes should be hungry only for a win | Editorial

An Inquirer investigation found that many Philadelphia high school athletes are good insecure. That's an avoidable tragedy.

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