David Murrell

Staff Writer

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News

Philly Cops to Have Increased Street Presence This Summer

Commissioner Richard Ross announced a new initiative that seeks to address the city’s recent crime paradox: Overall violent crime is down, but the murder rate is rising.

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If You Have a Brilliant Idea to Combat Gerrymandering, Please Go to This Meeting

Gov. Tom Wolf’s commission to figure out how to create fair congressional districts stops by Philly on Tuesday afternoon.

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Lyft’s $110 One-Way Shore Promo Isn’t Nearly as Good as It Sounds

For drivers and riders alike, the flat-rate offer has a fairly serious drawback.

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Philly Mag Wins 8 City and Regional Magazine Awards

We took home awards in categories ranging from best column to best special issue. Read the award-winning work here.

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The Oldest SEPTA Key Cards Will Expire Soon, and They’re Not Even Fully Operational Yet

It’s been three years since the launch of SEPTA’s “modern” payment system, and you still can’t take a one-way trip on Regional Rail with a Key.

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SEPTA Has a Full Budget Again — at Least for Now

A new influx of cash from the Turnpike Commission should provide a reprieve, but the funding system is still deeply flawed.

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It’s Primary Day in Philadelphia: Here’s What You Need to Know

From poll locations and hours to what to do if you see something suspicious, we’ve got you covered.

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Do You Know Why You’re Voting on Four Ballot Questions This Year?

Since 2015, we’ve said yes to 19 of the 20 ballot questions put before us.

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DA’s Office to Axios: You Got Our Drug Arrest Policy Completely Wrong

The publication wrote that Larry Krasner was considering a policy where he’d “stop charging drug users as criminals.” A spokesperson says that’s not even remotely true.

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Overwatch League to Host Its Esports Championship in Philly

It’ll be live-streamed in 190 different countries, but you’ll have the chance to check it out in real life at Wells Fargo Center on September 29th.

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Business

This Startup Finds Flights From PHL for Up to 90 Percent Off. But There’s a Catch.

George Zeng’s Moonfish website is like roulette-wheel travel: You pick from a limited set of destinations, and when you land there is up to chance.

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Rushing to Top Up Your SEPTA Key? You’ll Have to Watch This Ad First.

At least one person has already complained about missing a train thanks to SEPTA’s new captive advertising pilot.

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Get a Bird’s-Eye View of the Philadelphia Zoo From Its New Zip Line

Humans have been on top of the animal food chain for a while. Now’s your chance to be literally on top, too, at this new obstacle course.

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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.

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Jefferson’s Looking to Invest In Your Hemp Business Proposal

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