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Kenney Administration Will Move the Rizzo Statue … Somewhere

This is a developing story. Check back for more information. The Frank Rizzo statue will get a new home. The city announced on Friday that officials will […]

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“Trump Rat” Makes Its Hideous Philly Debut

Just in time to celebrate what would have been Frank Rizzo’s 97th birthday, a 15-foot inflatable monster dubbed “Trump Rat” was blown up near the […]

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Rizzo Statue Egg-Tosser Gets Four Hours of Community Service

Remember the guy who hurled four eggs at the Rizzo statue in August? We sure do. 

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Take That, Frank Rizzo: Behold This 800-Pound Black Power Pick

This is a developing story. Check back for more information. The Thomas Paine Plaza, home of the city’s contentious Frank Rizzo statue, welcomed a new […]

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OPINION: The Rizzo Statue Isn’t Going Anywhere

Thanks to a group of white dudes who decided to go to Charlottesville, Virginia, kill someone, and ruin tiki torches for the rest of us, […]

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Philly Teacher Arrested After Rizzo Statue Protest

A Philly teacher has been charged with terroristic threats following an alleged altercation during a protest of the city’s Frank Rizzo statue. John Edward Sheerin, […]

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Have an Idea for the Rizzo Statue? The City Wants to Hear It

Anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock during the past week or so knows the city has a little problem with its Frank Rizzo […]

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OPINION: Philly Isn’t Charlottesville. It’s Worse.

“Who is more racist: The North or the South?” That is the age-old question I’m often asked when I tell people I moved to Philly […]

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Kenney: Rizzo Statue is Art Commission’s Choice

One day after protesters demanded that the city bring bronze Frank Rizzo down from the perch where he’s stood since 1998, Mayor Kenney said he’ll let […]

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WATCH: Activists Protest Philly’s Rizzo Statue

After word spread throughout the city that pro-Frank Rizzo statue supporters were planning a protest outside of the Municipal Services Building on Monday afternoon, a […]

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Maybe the Solution to the Frank Rizzo Statue Problem Is a Frank Rizzo Museum

While protesters around the country have been calling for the removal of monuments to the Confederacy, those in Philadelphia have their sights set on a […]

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Rizzo’s Former Secretary Uses Italian Market Facebook Account to Trash Helen Gym

A since-deleted post to the 9th Street Italian Market’s official Facebook page on Sunday characterized Philadelphia Councilwoman Helen Gym as a bigot for her opinion […]

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“Frank Rizzo Down” Protest Planned for Center City

A protest calling for the removal of the city’s Frank Rizzo statue is planned for Monday afternoon. The “Frank Rizzo Down” rally will kick off at […]

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Rizzo Statue Tagged With “Black Power”

This is a developing story. Check back for more information. Philly’s Frank Rizzo statue was tagged with “Black Power” on Thursday night. 

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More Than 18,000 People Have Signed a Petition to Keep the Rizzo Statue

A petition to keep the city’s Frank Rizzo statue is gaining steam. As of 4 p.m. Thursday, more than 18,000 people had signed the petition, […]