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The Ultimate Guide to Pennsylvania’s Best Fall Foliage Destinations

Whether you want to stay within city limits or journey five hours to a 600-foot-tall suspended walkway for panoramic views, we’ve got you covered with the best places to find fall foliage in Pennsylvania.

City Life

What Would Philly Look Like If Urbanists Ran the City?

We asked some of Philly’s brightest minds to sketch out their biggest, boldest, most audacious ideas for improving our town. Here, in broad strokes, are their plans for taking the city to the next level.

City Life

Black Main Line Speaks: Stories of Racism at Main Line Schools

We spoke with three Black women behind an account shedding light on injustices in the wealthy area.

City Life

Kenney Said Vigilantism “Will Not Be Tolerated.” So Why Is He Still Tolerating It?

Calling for the Christopher Columbus statue to come down is the right move but doesn’t solve the broader problem of white backlash as the city reckons with racism.

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City Life

Philly Just Canceled Its Live Fourth of July Fireworks Show

Instead, the entirety of Wawa Welcome America will go virtual.

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City Life

Eastern State Just Canceled This Year’s Terror Behind the Walls

The roughly 200-year-old prison-turned-historical-and-educational-site will also lay off 40 percent of its staff.

City Life

Philadelphia Community Bail Fund’s Candace McKinley on Why We Need Bail Reform Now

The group leading the charge on bail reform in Philly has gotten a lot of publicity in the last week. Its lead organizer talks eliminating cash bail, defunding the police, and holding Larry Krasner at his word.

City Life

What to Know and Expect During an Unprecedented Election Day in Philly

The polls are open. You probably have more questions than ever. We’re here to help.

City Life

Pennsylvania’s Big Mail-In Primary Could Get Messy. What You Need to Know to Make Your Vote Count

One election observer says Philly, at least, has done an “adequate to good job” with the new process.

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City Life

Rebecca Rhynhart Won’t Say She’s Running for Mayor, But She Sure Sounds Mayoral

In discussing her counter-proposal to Mayor Kenney’s controversial post-coronavirus budget plan, the city’s Controller says that Philadelphia must re-envision itself like a business, not “hit people when they’re down” by raising taxes.

City Life

What a Drexel Epidemiologist Says About Sending Kids to Summer Camp This Year

Parents, you’re not going to like it.

City Life

Everything You Need to Know About Filling in Your Surprisingly Complicated Mail-In Ballot

It’s not as simple as checking off a few boxes. A Philadelphian’s guide to making sure your vote in the Pennsylvania primary is counted.

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City Life

Philly Colleges Are Planning for In-Person Classes This Fall

Here’s what we know about Temple, Drexel, Thomas Jefferson, La Salle and more.

City Life

5 Big Takeaways From Kenney’s “Painful” Post-Coronavirus Budget

The revised spending plan that the Mayor is proposing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic slashes services, guts the arts, and sets up a potentially contentious showdown with City Council.

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City Life

A Grocery-Store Worker Who’s Working to Support Family, Despite the Health Risks

The longtime employee has a respiratory illness, but not going to work is not an option.