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Mummers Voted Top Holiday Parade in the Country

Beating out festive juggernauts like the Reston, Virginia, Holiday Parade and an illuminated boat show sponsored by a Florida casino, Philadelphia’s famed (and often controversial) […]

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Hey, Who Left This Canoe on Market Street?

It’s now January 3rd, and the holidays are behind us. The city, empty yesterday, has now returned to its usual hustle and bustle. January 1st […]

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Want to Solve the Mummers’ Diversity Problem? Just Call It “The White Heritage Parade”

It’s a new year, and the older I get, the more I have begun to realize that some stuff won’t change because it really doesn’t […]

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Five Ways to Help the Mummers Not Suck

During the televised broadcast of this year’s Mummers Parade, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said that he wants the parade to go from the “regional attraction” […]

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Meet the Woman Inside the Giant Poop at the Mummers Parade

We had the Mummers Parade on all day at my house on Sunday, from the lousy acts at the beginning all the way through the […]

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LOCAL NEWS: Wawa Welcome America Parade to Have First LGBT Float

The LGBT float for the Wawa Welcome Forth of July Parade will include Mummers, local drag queens, and community leaders. It’s been roughly 10 years […]

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Mummers String Band Launches GoFundMe for New Home

It’s been years since the Overbrook String Band has had a permanent home, but the historic Mummers group is trying to change that with a […]

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How to Deal With the Mummers: 4 Steps Inspired by Your Racist Aunt on Facebook

If you believe the Mummers, things will be different next year. In a press release issued Sunday, parade organizers condemned this year’s antics — including […]

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Insider: Kenney Can Reform the Mummers — Legally

(Editor’s Note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.) The Mummers Parade was a national disgrace. Again. Can’t we just ban them, or, at […]

Finnegans New Years Brigade 2016
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Mummers: We Promise to Clean Up Our Acts Next Year

The Mummers say things are going to change. Several skits sparked outrage at the Mummers Parade this year. This has happened before, and pretty much […]

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2016 Mummers Parade: The Ultimate Guide

If you’ve lived in Philadelphia all of your life, you no doubt know at least a bit about our annual New Year’s Day tradition known […]

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Diversifying New Year’s Day: Inside Philadelphia’s First Puerto Rican Mummers Troupe

Sixteen-year-old Niurka Mojica stands in the center of the circle, a mass of blondish curls piled into a bun and accented with a red flower. […]

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Porngate Investigator Steps Down Over Conflict of Interest

Good morning, Philadelphia. Here’s what you need to know today: Porngate investigator Robert Graci stepped down after the Daily News revealed that he once campaigned for […]

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PHL17’s All-Mummers Channel Staying on Air Indefinitely

“That is the fourth Macarena of the New Year,” Steve Highsmith said just after we turned on the TV. It was last December. At happy […]