David Murrell

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Things to Do

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.

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This Map Will Show You When and Where to See Peak Fall Foliage in Pennsylvania

The state Bureau of Forestry’s fall foliage map, which tracks and projects the changing of the leaves all across Pennsylvania, will help you take the most delightful of autumnal photos this season.

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City Life

Harry Styles Declared His Love for Wawa at His Philly Concert

But was his declaration genuine? An investigation.

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From Hospitals to Restaurants, Philly Employers Can’t Find Enough Workers

The so-called “labor shortage,” which has employers offering signing bonuses and $15-an-hour wages for the first time ever, may actually be what the city needs to build a healthier economy.

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It Just Got Even Easier to Get Backup Proof of Vaccination in Philly

Lost your vaccine card? Not to worry. If you got vaccinated in Philly, a replacement document is now just one click away.

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Fully Vaxxed and Worried About Delta? Here’s What You Need to Know Now

We took a look at the latest science and spoke to epidemiologists about breakthrough infections and how to weigh the risks of those vaxxed-only, mask-off environments.

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Expect a Rise in COVID Cases for the Next Month, CHOP Says

Just in time for the start of school, CHOP’s pandemic projection lab says we’re due for a rise in cases. But hospitalizations are the true metric to watch — and it’s still not too late to prepare.

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Everything You Need to Know About Philly’s Plastic Bag Ban

Get ready for your soon-to-be-plastic-bagless future.

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City Life

Jeff David Thinks the Fitler Club Is Key to Philadelphia’s Post-Pandemic Rebirth

Hotelier Jeff David has spent his career opening über-luxurious properties and rubbing shoulders with the likes of Barack Obama and Michael Jordan. Now at the helm of Fitler Club, he thinks his private club can turn Philly from a lagger (his word!) into a leader.

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This Woodsy Cabin Retreat Feels Like a Summer Camp for Adults

River Mountain is part back-to-nature solitude, part by-the-bonfire communal fun.

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Philly Is Reopening. What’s Taking SEPTA So Long?

The transit agency says it’s 90 percent of the way back to its pre-pandemic service on buses, trains and trolleys. But with late-night subway and trolley-tunnel service nixed, plenty of gaps remain.

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WHYY Union Takes Aim at CEO Bill Marrazzo’s $740K Salary in Latest Escalation

It’s just one issue the union is raising as it seeks to win higher wages and paid parental leave as part of its first contract with the station.

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Philly’s Ex-Litter Czar on Why the Hell the City Can’t Pick Up Trash on Time

Nic Esposito spent years in city government trying to reduce trash. Now on the outside, he tells us why the Streets Department can’t seem to take care of its most basic responsibilities.

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A Temple Student Photographed Philly’s Summer of Protest. Now He’s Won a National Magazine Award

Isaac Scott, a 30-year-old master’s student at Tyler School of Art, won the award for his images, published in the New Yorker, of the George Floyd protests in Philadelphia.

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Want a Shot at $50,000? All You Have to Do Is Get Vaccinated

Anyone who’s been vaccinated so far is eligible to win the grand prize in Philadelphia’s new vaccine lottery — and those from zip codes with the lowest vaccination rates have even better odds.