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David Murrell

Staff Writer

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eagles schedule
City Life

Watch a Bunch of Philly Celebs Announce the Eagles Schedule

Football season is still five months away, but you can whet your appetite with this video featuring Philly luminaries such as Brian Dawkins, The Roots, and Jimmy Rollins.

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City Life

Here’s What Philly’s New Leaf Blower Street Sweeping Program Looks Like

Don’t worry: You still won’t have to move your car.

philadelphia taxes
City Life

You Pay Lots of Philly Taxes. But Do You Know Why?

Philly residents pay more city taxes per capita than all but four other U.S. municipalities. The culprit? State law.

sixers custom shoes
City Life

Love These New Sixers-Themed Nikes? Sorry, You Can’t Have Them.

There are only 10 pairs, and they’re reserved for Philly celebs.

recycling
City Life

Philly Is Incinerating Half of Its Recycling — and It’s Partly Your Fault

Think you’re saving the planet by putting plastic forks and pizza boxes in your blue bin? Really you’re just contaminating the stuff that is recyclable — and costing the city millions.

voter recall
City Life

Undemocratic Democracy: The Trouble With Voter Recalls

State Rep. Jared Solomon has proposed a constitutional amendment that would allow voters to recall elected officials. It’s a great tool — if you trust the public to wield it.

wawa beer
City Life

This Is Not a Drill: It Looks Like Wawa’s Going to Sell Beer in Philly

The company won a $186,000 auction for a liquor license, which means, at least at one store, you may be able to rinse down the meat sweats from your Italian Shorti with a cold one.

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Life & Style

Are You Even Adulting If You Don’t Own a Fancy Umbrella?

Why I took the plunge and spent good money on a bumbershoot.

bryce harper overrated
City Life

Bryce Harper Is the Most Overrated Player in Baseball (According to His Peers)

And nobody wants to play for manager Gabe Kapler, either.

apple streaming
City Life

Apple’s New Streaming Service Has Plenty of Philly Star Power

Projects from M. Night Shyamalan and others are in the offing.

esports stadium
City Life

Comcast’s New Esports Arena: You Can Stop the “Parents’ Basement” Jokes Now

Think esports aren’t “real” sports? Tell that to the $50 million arena to be built for our local Overwatch League franchise.

philadelphia gentrification
City Life

Philly Is Gentrifying More Than San Francisco, Per New Report

Whether you see that conclusion as a warning or a blueprint probably depends on whether you’re a developer.

naked grouse
City Life

Don’t Thank the City for Finally Removing Those Obnoxious Naked Grouse Bikes

Thank annoyed cycling advocates — and the diminishing returns on a poorly conceived guerrilla marketing campaign.

City Life

Gritty’s March Madness Bracket Is Better Than Yours

Thank your lucky stars that Gritty isn’t involved in your office pool, because his is a certified winner.

jeffrey stockbridge
City Life

A Philly Photographer on His Decade of Documenting the Opioid Epidemic

Jeffrey Stockbridge’s work turns again and again to Kensington, a neighborhood in the grips of a crisis that he says is “all too often reduced to a photo of a needle.”