David Murrell

Staff Writer

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SoftBank Quietly Invested $750 Million in Delivery Startup GoPuff Last Summer

On the plus side: It’s a huge vote of confidence in a Philly startup. On the worrisome side: It’s the same VC that lost billions on WeWork.

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Face Recognition Promises to Speed You Through PHL’s Gates. But Should You Use It?

Critics say there are a number of security and privacy questions surrounding the technology. Here’s what you need to know.

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Temple’s Online MBA Makes a Less Than Triumphant Return to U.S. News Rankings

What’s the difference between 1st place in 2018 and 88th place in 2020? We dug up the numbers.

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Citywide Survey Says We Love the Fire Department, Agree to Disagree on the Water

But, boy, do we hate the streets.

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Jim Kenney Reads Mean Tweets: The Last-Term Edition

The mayor knows he doesn’t have to run again — and his insult arsenal is all the better for it.

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Don’t Panic, Regional Rail Riders: The Next SEPTA Key Rollout Step Is Only a Drill

SEPTA is giving you a full three months to master two simple steps: tapping in your Key card before boarding and tapping out at your destination.

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Jim Kenney Outlines His Top Second-Term Priorities

Topping the list of goals for the next four years: reducing gun violence. And Kenney says he’s bringing back street sweeping — for real this time.

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Sheer Mag Singer Tina Halladay on Owning Your Masters and Getting Stiffed by Spotify

The indie band’s activist bent is getting them noticed on the national stage.

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Here’s How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Philly

Remember when you said you’d go green in the new year?

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These 5 Stats Tell the Story of Philadelphia Over the Past Decade

And also provide a map for where the city still needs to go.

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These Two Lawsuits Could Force Philly to Purchase New Voting Machines

Election security experts also say there’s plenty of reason to scrutinize the new ExpressVote XL Machines.

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The Wawa Credit Card Breach: What You Need to Know

If you shopped at Wawa in 2019 — so, basically, if you’re a Philadelphian — hackers may have your info.

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You’ll Soon Be Able to Pay for a SEPTA Trip With Your Phone

If you pay for a single fare, that is. TransPass and Travel Wallet users will have to wait.

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Have an Idea to Spruce Up Philly’s “I Voted” Sticker? Now’s Your Chance.

Your design could be the highlight of innumerable selfies come Election Day.

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Tort Reform Group Supported by J&J Doesn’t Like $8 Billion Verdict Against J&J in Philly

Shocker, right? But even some neutral parties in the legal profession feel jury verdicts have started to veer off the rails.