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City Life

Jim Kenney Reads Mean Tweets: The Last-Term Edition

The mayor knows he doesn’t have to run again — and his insult arsenal is all the better for it.

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City Life

Don’t Panic, Regional Rail Riders: The Next SEPTA Key Rollout Step Is Only a Drill

SEPTA is giving you a full three months to master two simple steps: tapping in your Key card before boarding and tapping out at your destination.

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City Life

Jim Kenney Outlines His Top Second-Term Priorities

Topping the list of goals for the next four years: reducing gun violence. And Kenney says he’s bringing back street sweeping — for real this time.

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City Life

Sheer Mag Singer Tina Halladay on Owning Your Masters and Getting Stiffed by Spotify

The indie band’s activist bent is getting them noticed on the national stage.

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City Life

Here’s How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Philly

Remember when you said you’d go green in the new year?

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City Life

These 5 Stats Tell the Story of Philadelphia Over the Past Decade

And also provide a map for where the city still needs to go.

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City Life

These Two Lawsuits Could Force Philly to Purchase New Voting Machines

Election security experts also say there’s plenty of reason to scrutinize the new ExpressVote XL Machines.

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City Life

The Wawa Credit Card Breach: What You Need to Know

If you shopped at Wawa in 2019 — so, basically, if you’re a Philadelphian — hackers may have your info.

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City Life

You’ll Soon Be Able to Pay for a SEPTA Trip With Your Phone

If you pay for a single fare, that is. TransPass and Travel Wallet users will have to wait.

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City Life

Have an Idea to Spruce Up Philly’s “I Voted” Sticker? Now’s Your Chance.

Your design could be the highlight of innumerable selfies come Election Day.

City Life

Tort Reform Group Supported by J&J Doesn’t Like $8 Billion Verdict Against J&J in Philly

Shocker, right? But even some neutral parties in the legal profession feel jury verdicts have started to veer off the rails.

City Life

How a Man Sentenced to Life as a Teen Became the Philly DA’s Artist in Residence

James Hough on forgiveness, the inequities of the American criminal justice, and how art can help drive systemic change.

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City Life

Temple Settles State Investigation Into Online MBA Rankings Scandal for $250K

The money will fund a new scholarship for students at the Fox School of Business.

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City Life

Here’s What You Need to Know About Philly’s New Vaping Law

The new law, banning minors from all stores that sell flavored e-cigarettes, will be enforced beginning in July 2020.

City Life

Some Philly-Area Police Departments Have Used DNA to Create CGI Sketches of Suspects

DNA phenotyping is part of a new wave of investigative tools for law enforcement. Critics dismiss it as “science fiction.”