David Murrell

Staff Writer

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City Life

Your No-B.S. Guide to Philly’s 2019 General Election

Voting day is less than a week away. Study up.

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Prevention Point Needle Exchange Kept 10,000 People From Contracting HIV Over 10 Years, Study Says

Researchers from George Washington University also estimated the total lifetime taxpayer savings for 10,000 averted cases: $1.8 billion.

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City Life

It’s 2039. Here’s How Philadelphia Built a Citywide Sports Dynasty.

At ThinkFest, sportscasters Seth Joyner, Ray Didinger, and Molly Sullivan will discuss an ambitious vision — five titles for each of the city’s big-four franchises in the next 20 years.

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City Life

Exit Interview: Veteran Inquirer Reporter and Editor Bill Marimow

The two-time Pulitzer winner, who’s leaving the paper at the end of the year, on being fired multiple times and the MOVE story he wishes he’d written.

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City Life

New Phillies Manager Joe Girardi Is the King of Managerial Meltdowns

If these videos are any indication, Girardi seems to intuitively understand the Philly tradition of losing your shit at sports games.

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A Delco Couple Hopes You’ll Say Yes to Funding Their Sexual Consent Card Game

The game exhorts players to “Explore your boundaries. Touch your friends. Change the world.” But its Kickstarter campaign is foundering.

City Life

Meet the Candidates Trying to Shake Up the City Council At-Large Race

Among those who will attend Monday’s candidates forum at the Free Library’s Marrero branch: Kendra Brooks and Nicolas O’Rourke, who are hoping to be the first ever third-party at-large councilmembers.

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The Northeast State Rep Who Thinks Democrats and Republicans Can Actually Get Along

Jared Solomon has a radical notion.

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Richard Florida Releases His Plan to Solve Philly’s Budding “New Urban Crisis”

Four takeaways from the report Florida published as the culmination of his yearlong Philadelphia Fellowship.

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Mayor Kenney Proposes Vaping Legislation to Protect Minors

The bill would restrict minors’ access to flavored e-cigarettes, but keep them available — in specialized stores — to everyone else.

City Life

This Might Be the Biggest Scabby the Rat Contingent We’ve Ever Seen

We counted seven Scabbys (or is it Scabbies?) along 6th and Chestnut streets as part of a building trades demonstration outside the Public Ledger Building.

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Caught in a Sinkhole? This Franklin Institute Exhibit Might Just Help You Survive

It’s a wild, wild world out there. Can’t hurt to be prepared for some worst-case scenarios.

City Life

The New Flyers Rage Room Is An Outrageously Bad Idea

It’s a place where you can pay to break stuff during the game. Apparently, the Flyers anticipate providing plenty of reasons to make fans angry this season.

City Life

Penn Study Finds People Who Send Longer Tweets Are Less Mean

Penn researcher Yphtach Lelkes wanted to quantify how uncivil social media actually is, and Twitter’s doubling of its 140-character limit two years ago offered a natural experiment.

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City Life

The New York Times Just Assigned an Advance Obituary of Bernie Sanders, Says Staffer

It’s a standard practice for obituaries of famous people, but the timing is … interesting. Also recently assigned: Nancy Pelosi.