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Christine Speer Lejeune

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City Life

What If There Was a City Official Whose Only Job Was to Make Philly Better for Kids?

The case for a children’s czar in Philadelphia.

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City Life

The So-Philly Tale of How the City Nearly Sold My House Without Telling Me

A thrilling sojourn into the heart of our municipal bureaucracy.

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Things to Do

5 Great Playgrounds for Kids at the Jersey Shore

Tire out your tyke at these five awesome spots.

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Things to Do

Here’s All the Cool New Stuff You Need to Check Out at the Shore This Summer

Twenty-seven new restaurants, hotels, rides, and more to explore.

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City Life

Philly’s Marian Anderson Is Getting Some Long-Overdue Love

Eighty years ago this month, the world’s most famous singer became a civil rights icon.

Things to Do

The 28 Most Romantic Date Ideas Around Philadelphia

Give Netflix a break.

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City Life

How Rescue Spa’s Danuta Mieloch Became the Queen of Skincare

Inside the cult of good face.

City Life

One Day in Philly: Eighth-Grader Amanda Green

For this 13-going-on-14-year-old, Friday night is all about hanging with her friends IRL.

City Life

Meet the New Northeast Philadelphia

How a staid, frayed, forgotten stretch of Philly has become the most interesting place in the city.

City Life

Being Rich in Philly Sure Doesn’t Look Like It Used To

From designer sweatpants to chicken coops: The lowdown on how wealth went stealth.


What Happens When a Startup Brain Decides to Focus on the Philly School System?

Why tech dynamo Bob Moul is set on computer science education for the city’s school kids.

Be Well Philly

10 Magical Philly Toy Stores to Hit This Season

We’re talking big-time holiday wonder

Be Well Philly

25 Awesome Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Kids  for Philly Parents

No. More. Hatchimals.

Be Well Philly

13 Things Philly Parents Can Be Thankful For This Season

Starting with more city Targets.


Adam Grant: The Thinker

His takes on original thinking and good ideas, the power of generosity, and building resilience have inspired a veritable who’s who of executives, politicians, artists, thinkers and, yes, Oprah.