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David Murrell

Staff Writer

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philadelphia flood
City Life

It Seems NOAA Wasn’t Kidding About Those Philly Flood Predictions

The government weather-watcher has warned of frequent flooding in Philly by 2050. Thursday’s storm gave us a taste of what’s to come.

atlantic city flooding
City Life

Atlantic City, Cape May Could Flood More Than 100 Days a Year by 2050, Says NOAA

Even Philly is looking at a minimum of 30 days a year of “high-tide flooding,” the government’s weather experts predict.

joe biden penn
City Life

Penn Paid Joe Biden $775,000 to Expand Its “Global Outreach” … and Give Some Speeches

The former VP’s financial disclosures reveal that his annual salary was nearly double that of the average Penn prof — and he didn’t even have to teach.

philadelphia foundation
City Life

You Can Help Give Away $1 Million of the Philadelphia Foundation’s Money

It’s philanthropy with a twist: The organization has selected 15 grant finalists, but you get to choose the winners.

Tiona Nekkia McClodden
City Life

Experimental Filmmaker Tiona Nekkia McClodden Doesn’t Care If You Miss the Point

The 38-year-old Philadelphian is part of the Whitney Biennial Exhibition in New York City.

visit philly
City Life

Puzzled by That Ad Comparing Philly to Barcelona? It’s Not Such a Stretch, Says Tourism Head

Even if you don’t buy Visit Philly CEO Jeff Guaracino’s rationale, he really just wants to get people talking about his ad. And it’s working.

American flag
City Life

American Flags Were Works of Art — Until Government Got Involved

Collector Jeff Bridgman — whose 13-star American flags are on exhibit through July 21 — on why pre-20th-century Stars and Stripes are the real pinnacle of U.S. vexillography.

Independence Hall
City Life

Independence National Park Is an Embarrassing Mess. Why Doesn’t Anyone Care?

The birthplace of the United States is turning into a shambles, and no one — the feds, the city, Philadelphians themselves — seems inclined to do anything about it.

cashless store ban
City Life

Philly Says It Needs More Time to Ban Cashless Stores

Because apparently it’s too hard to just tell businesses “You have to accept cash now.”

hamilton in philly
City Life

“Hamilton” Tickets Are About to Go On Sale in Philly

Don’t throw away your shot to snag tix to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-and-Grammy-and-Pulitzer-winning musical.

eagles autism
NextHealth PHL

The Eagles’ Autism Research Grants Are a New Approach to Sports Philanthropy

Instead of simply giving away money, the team is granting funds to specific projects at Philly institutions — acting almost like a mini National Institutes of Health.

Narcan
City Life

The Paradox of Narcan: It Saves Lives, but Masks the Extent of the Opioid Epidemic

As more of the life-saving overdose reversal drug ends up in the hands of civilians, it becomes harder to tell how often it’s being used — concealing the city’s true overdose rate.

City Life

Sansom Street Finally Reopens After Last Year’s Business-Drenching Deluge

Now the Water Department can turn its attention to the other huge hole in the ground, along Baltimore Avenue in West Philly.

dockless bike pilot
City Life

City Unveils Details of Its Dockless Bike Pilot Program

But some dockless operators have already moved on. The future, they say, is with electric scooters — which remain illegal across Pennsylvania.

City Life

A Street-by-Street Look at City Council’s Bike-Lane Bonanza

If all goes to plan, the legislation will help the city more than double its current 4.35 miles of protected bike lanes.