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David Murrell

Contributing Writer

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City Life

Here’s Why SEPTA’s Improvement Projects Are Back on Hold — Again

If the transit agency isn’t able to resume bridge maintenance and other infrastructure projects, some of its routes could end up being at risk by this time next year.

jefferson hemp
City Life

Jefferson’s Looking to Invest In Your Hemp Business Proposal

The university just received a $2 million gift earmarked for funding cannabinoid business.

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Life & Style

Why You Should Book a Shore Weekend in Long Branch

Shore towns rarely change, but thanks to dramatic developments, this one feels almost entirely new.

sixers beer
City Life

Evil Genius Made a Sixers-Themed “Trust the Process” Beer

Just in time for the playoffs.

philadelphia recycling
City Life

Philly Finally Has a Fully Functional Recycling Program Again

But it sure ain’t cheap: The cost in fiscal year 2019 will likely exceed $10 million.

City Life

Philly Created More Jobs in 2018 Than in Any Year Since 1969

That’s according to the Center City District’s annual State of the City report. But the CCD’s findings aren’t all good news.

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City Life

The No-B.S. Guide to Recycling in Philadelphia

You’d better be informed, because bad recycling habits can end up doing more harm than good.

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City Life

Investigative Journalist Nicole Weisensee Egan on Chronicling Bill Cosby’s Fall

The longtime Philly reporter talks about social media, #MeToo, and her new book, Chasing Cosby.

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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.

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.