David Murrell

Staff Writer

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mutter museum
City Life

The Mütter Museum, Philly’s Highbrow House of Horrors, Preps for Good Kind of Growth

A fundraising campaign will allow the museum’s creepy-but-cramped exhibition space to expand by a full 80 percent.

clinging jellyfish
City Life

That Super-Stinging Jellyfish Is Popping Up Along the South Jersey Shore

The clinging jellyfish has previously been spotted north of LBI. But a recent discovery suggests the reach of creature’s tentacles is expanding.

FDR Park
City Life

Extreme Makeover, FDR Park Edition: Here’s What South Philly’s Huge Park Could Look Like

The Fairmount Park Conservancy has envisioned a sprawling renovation for the park, which hasn’t seen any large-scale improvements since the 1930s. The price tag: $200 million.

traffic enforcement
City Life

City to Step Up Ticketing of Bus-Lane Blockers Along Chestnut and Market Streets

The effort is being framed as a traffic-easing measure. But to find the real source of Philly’s traffic problem, we must look inward.

City Life

We Survived a Demo of the New Lime Dockless Scooters

But they’re still illegal in Pennsylvania. And the jury’s still out on how safe they really are for riders.

centenarian celebration
City Life

140 of Philly’s Hundred-Year-Old Citizens Partied With the Mayor at SugarHouse

Ranging in age from 99 to 106, the crowd ate cake and chatted with Jim Kenney at the annual Mayor’s Centenarian Celebration.

philadelphia police
City Life

Philly Cops to Have Increased Street Presence This Summer

Commissioner Richard Ross announced a new initiative that seeks to address the city’s recent crime paradox: Overall violent crime is down, but the murder rate is rising.

pennsylvania redistricting
City Life

If You Have a Brilliant Idea to Combat Gerrymandering, Please Go to This Meeting

Gov. Tom Wolf’s commission to figure out how to create fair congressional districts stops by Philly on Tuesday afternoon.

lyft shore promo
City Life

Lyft’s $110 One-Way Shore Promo Isn’t Nearly as Good as It Sounds

For drivers and riders alike, the flat-rate offer has a fairly serious drawback.

City Life

Philly Mag Wins 8 City and Regional Magazine Awards

We took home awards in categories ranging from best column to best special issue. Read the award-winning work here.

septa key expiration
City Life

The Oldest SEPTA Key Cards Will Expire Soon, and They’re Not Even Fully Operational Yet

It’s been three years since the launch of SEPTA’s “modern” payment system, and you still can’t take a one-way trip on Regional Rail with a Key.

septa regional rail
City Life

SEPTA Has a Full Budget Again — at Least for Now

A new influx of cash from the Turnpike Commission should provide a reprieve, but the funding system is still deeply flawed.

philadelphia primary election
City Life

It’s Primary Day in Philadelphia: Here’s What You Need to Know

From poll locations and hours to what to do if you see something suspicious, we’ve got you covered.

ballot questions philadelphia
City Life

Do You Know Why You’re Voting on Four Ballot Questions This Year?

Since 2015, we’ve said yes to 19 of the 20 ballot questions put before us.

City Life

DA’s Office to Axios: You Got Our Drug Arrest Policy Completely Wrong

The publication wrote that Larry Krasner was considering a policy where he’d “stop charging drug users as criminals.” A spokesperson says that’s not even remotely true.