David Murrell

Staff Writer

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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.

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City Life

Ice Skate for Free at Dilworth Park in February

You just have to stop by the Capital One Cafe in Rittenhouse first to grab a ticket.

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City Life

Here’s What Steve Klasko Had to Say About His First Trip to Davos

The Jefferson CEO dishes on the future of healthcare in Philly and what some observers have called the “Decline of Davos.”

City Life

A Philly Publisher Reimagined Classic Books With Gritty as the Star

The Great Gritsby looks like a winner.

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City Life

Forget Pizza Rat. Philly’s Pretzel Rat Is the Next Rodent Celebrity

In the latest installment of vermin stumbling upon human food in a subway station, a rat latches onto a double soft pretzel. There’s video.

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City Life

Superheroes Are Taking Over the Franklin Institute This April

Starring in a new Marvel exhibit showcasing 80 years of comic-book history: hand-drawn sketches of Spider-Man and Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther costume.