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David Murrell

Contributing Writer

City Life

Union for News Staff at PMN Alleges Company Stiffed Members on Pensions

In 2015, Philadelphia Media Network claimed it was “out of the pension business.” Now, the NewsGuild says it has proof the publisher of the Inquirer and Philly.com has been funding a pension plan for Teamsters all along.

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Why Is It So Damn Hard for Philly to Bring Back Street Sweeping?

We’ve gone from being street-cleaning pioneers during Ben Franklin’s time to the last major U.S. city without a comprehensive sweeping program.

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Phillies Late Roy Halladay Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Roy Halladay may have started his career with the Toronto Blue Jays, but he was still one of ours.

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Artist Behind Massive Robot Sculpture in NoLibs Insists It Comes in Peace

Philly doesn’t have a stellar hospitality history when it comes to robot visitors — just ask hitchBOT.

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Raquel Salas Rivera on the Difference Between a Philadelphian and an American

Philly’s poet laureate has a new collection — and plenty to say about the state of America.

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Mayor Kenney Announces New Gun Violence Prevention Initiative

The announcement comes on the heels of a year that saw the city’s highest homicide rate in more than a decade.

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Will Winter Storm Harper Predict Where Bryce Harper Signs?

Social media forecasters say that wherever the storm, which is due to pass through both D.C. and Philly, dumps the most precipitation could be where the star Nationals free agent ends up this season.

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PHL Bafflingly Named a Top 10 Airport by Well-Known Travel Rewards Site

Not surprising, then, that the writers were kind of cagey about the last time they were actually there.

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Jeff Guaracino Takes the Reins at Visit Philly

The whiz gets his shot to run our tourism agency.

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Who the Hell Invented the Cheesesteak Egg Roll?

Uncovering the origin story of Philadelphia’s most far-reaching culinary export.

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Stephen Fried on Our Other Big Ben

In his new bio on founding father and revolutionary physician Benjamin Rush, the decorated journalist argues it’s not all about the Franklins.

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The Philly College Dishonor Roll

Donald Trump’s not the only alum you won’t hear about on local campus tours.

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Checking In on Philly’s Generation X

Following up with some of our 1995 “30 Under 30.”

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Never Mind the Broomsticks

Inside the increasingly rough-and-tumble Philly Quidditch scene.

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What Happens When a Cemetery Dies?

It can come back to life and change a neighborhood. Or at least that’s what a group of determined Philadelphians is hoping for.