David Murrell

Staff Writer

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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.

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

Just in time for the playoffs.

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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.


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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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Love These New Sixers-Themed Nikes? Sorry, You Can’t Have Them.

There are only 10 pairs, and they’re reserved for Philly celebs.


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.

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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.

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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.

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Life & Style

Are You Even Adulting If You Don’t Own a Fancy Umbrella?

Why I took the plunge and spent good money on a bumbershoot.

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Bryce Harper Is the Most Overrated Player in Baseball (According to His Peers)

And nobody wants to play for manager Gabe Kapler, either.