David Murrell

Staff Writer

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City Life

The Big List of Philly Pols Demanding Resignations and Prosecutions After Capitol Siege

From Congresspeople with actual impeachment votes to city and state legislators, the calls for removal, impeachment, and criminal prosecution are coming fast and furious.

City Life

Why Is Most of Philly’s COVID-19 Vaccine Still Sitting in Storage?

Some 60 percent of the doses we’ve received have yet to be administered. Inside the logistical nightmare of launching a massive vaccination program during a pandemic.

City Life

Happy 2021! You Can Go to the Museum Again!

For those of you who, like us, spent the past week in an isolation chamber, here’s a guide to what’s now open under the city’s COVID-19 guidelines.

City Life

2020 in Review: 7 Stats That Tell the Story of Philadelphia

It was a year unlike any other. Here are the numbers that prove it.

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City Life

COVID Clobbered Philly’s Economy. Who’s Bouncing Back — and Who’s on the Brink?

Unemployment is above 10 percent. Tax revenue and transit ridership remain down. The newest COVID stimulus bill doesn’t include aid for restaurants or city governments. But people are still buying things, and the Center City real estate market is hot.

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Behind the Scenes of the First COVID-19 Vaccination at Einstein Medical Center

An up-close look at what’s hopefully the beginning of the end of the coronavirus pandemic.

City Life

Here Comes the Snow! Philly Area Prepares for First Big Snowfall in a Really Long Time

Parts of the region could see up to a foot, though there’s still a bit of uncertainty in the forecast.

NextHealth PHL

Philly’s COVID Vaccinations Could Begin as Early as Next Week

Health commissioner Tom Farley says the first rounds of COVID-19 vaccination will be allocated to health-care workers. But with doses scarce for now, even they might not all be vaccinated by the end of the year.

City Life

Tornadoes, Thunderstorms, 70-Degree Days: Is This the New Fall in Philly?

We’ve assembled a panel of climate experts and they tell us that basically, regrettably, the answer is: yes.

City Life

Another PA Republican Tests Positive for COVID, This Time Mid-Meeting With Trump

If you’re looking to stop super-spreaders in Pennsylvania, maybe start with Republican lawmakers in Harrisburg, many of whom to this day still refuse to wear masks.

City Life

A Pennsylvania Judge Absolutely Eviscerated Trump’s Last-Ditch Election Lawsuit

Judge Matthew Brann equated the Trump campaign’s argument to “Frankenstein’s Monster.” That and the other five best quotes from Brann’s decision, which has allowed counties across Pennsylvania to officially certify the election results.

City Life

St. Mary Nurses on Strike: We Need More Staff, or COVID Patients Could Die Alone

Fearful of being shorthanded during a second wave of COVID-19 patients, nurses at the Langhorne hospital went on strike for two days this week. Caregivers at other Philly-area hospitals have similar concerns.

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City Life

Pour One Out for the PA Treasury Twitter Account

The state treasury has one of the best political accounts in all the land. But with Joe Torsella’s shock defeat this week, its days are numbered.

City Life

13 Winners and Losers From the 2020 General Election

You know Joe Biden is a winner and Donald Trump is a loser. But the election had ripple effects far beyond the top of the ballot. Here’s who came out on top — and who didn’t.

City Life

Joe Biden Wins Pennsylvania and the Presidency

On Saturday, the AP and TV networks called Pennsylvania for former vice president Joe Biden, pushing him over the 270 electoral-vote threshold.