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City Life

Why Fate of SEPTA’s Big Plans Depends on Outcome of Pa. Turnpike Lawsuit

You may want to put your dreams of new trolleys and updated subway cars on hold.

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City Life

Kenney’s Deleted Messages: Not a Conspiracy, but the Law Losing to Tech

The mayor deleting all of his text messages isn’t a good look. But the real story here is about the challenges of record-keeping in a paper-free era — and the city’s failure to adapt.

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City Life

Overachiever Alert: Penn Student Wins Oscar While Still Enrolled In School

Claire Sliney is gunning to become the most accomplished Penn alum in showbiz. John Legend better watch out — even he didn’t win his Academy Award until after, y’know, graduation.

City Life

Philly-Inspired Tarot Cards From Viral Kickstarter Campaign On Sale Now

You can thank Philly Mag for commissioning the artwork that spawned the deck.

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City Life

Meek Mill Was the Real MVP of the NBA All-Star Game

Not only did he emcee the intro and shout out his hometown on Sunday, but he also made a long-distance shot — something Ben Simmons can’t even say he’s done this season.

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City Life

City Council’s Cashless Store Bill: Four Things to Know

The Kenney administration isn’t totally sold on the idea.

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City Life

Philly Activist Who Shared Starbucks Arrest Video Confronts Howard Schultz

Melissa DePino called out the former Starbucks CEO at the Free Library on Wednesday night.

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City Life

The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Might Be a Hunk of LOVE Park Granite

Last time the city tried to sell a LOVE Park keepsake, it received a cease-and-desist from Robert Indiana’s foundation. Don’t worry: The new ones are copyright compliant.

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City Life

Media-Shy Amy Gutmann Helped Produce Report Calling for Media Transparency

Former student journalists at Penn say the school’s president limited access to reporters.

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City Life

And They’re Off: Mayor Kenney Launches Reelection Bid

Philly’s had two-term mayors ever since Wilson Goode in 1984. But challengers are in the offing.

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City Life

Journalists Union Declares No Confidence in Inquirer Publisher

The move is a significant escalation in the fight between publisher Terry Egger and NewsGuild members over their pension plan and stagnant salaries.

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City Life

Here’s a Philly-Style Green New Deal You Can Actually Help With Today

The Center City District Foundation is currently sponsoring a fundraiser to plant 200 new trees on our downtown streets.

City Life

The Biggest Sports Busts in Philly History, Ranked

Markelle Fultz isn’t the only athlete who failed to live up to his potential here.

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City Life

Philly Pols Roast Trump After State of the Union Address

One state rep’s review: “The State of the Union is that it’s a shooting gallery controlled by ammosexual gundamentalists.”

City Life

CNN Declines to Renew Michael Nutter’s Punditry Contract

Good thing the former mayor has a bunch of other jobs to fall back on.