David Murrell

Staff Writer

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And They’re Off: Mayor Kenney Launches Reelection Bid

Philly’s had two-term mayors ever since Wilson Goode in 1984. But challengers are in the offing.


Journalists Union Declares No Confidence in Inquirer Publisher

The move is a significant escalation in the fight between publisher Terry Egger and NewsGuild members over their pension plan and stagnant salaries.

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Here’s a Philly-Style Green New Deal You Can Actually Help With Today

The Center City District Foundation is currently sponsoring a fundraiser to plant 200 new trees on our downtown streets.


The Biggest Sports Busts in Philly History, Ranked

Markelle Fultz isn’t the only athlete who failed to live up to his potential here.

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Philly Pols Roast Trump After State of the Union Address

One state rep’s review: “The State of the Union is that it’s a shooting gallery controlled by ammosexual gundamentalists.”


CNN Declines to Renew Michael Nutter’s Punditry Contract

Good thing the former mayor has a bunch of other jobs to fall back on.

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Ice Skate for Free at Dilworth Park in February

You just have to stop by the Capital One Cafe in Rittenhouse first to grab a ticket.

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Here’s What Steve Klasko Had to Say About His First Trip to Davos

The Jefferson CEO dishes on the future of healthcare in Philly and what some observers have called the "Decline of Davos."


A Philly Publisher Reimagined Classic Books With Gritty as the Star

The Great Gritsby looks like a winner.

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Forget Pizza Rat. Philly’s Pretzel Rat Is the Next Rodent Celebrity

In the latest installment of vermin stumbling upon human food in a subway station, a rat latches onto a double soft pretzel. There’s video.

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Superheroes Are Taking Over the Franklin Institute This April

Starring in a new Marvel exhibit showcasing 80 years of comic-book history: hand-drawn sketches of Spider-Man and Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther costume.

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Youse Guys, James McAvoy Has a Pretty Okay Philly Accent?

The Scottish actor hosted SNL last weekend and played an Eagles fan. Though we still prefer Tina Fey as our resident Iggles expert, thank you very much.

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Amtrak’s 30th Street Train Board Has Flipped Its Last

For now, the iconic display is headed to a railroad museum — but an Amtrak official hinted at its possible return.


Union for News Staff at PMN Alleges Company Stiffed Members on Pensions

In 2015, Philadelphia Media Network claimed it was “out of the pension business.” Now, the NewsGuild says it has proof the publisher of the Inquirer and Philly.com has been funding a pension plan for Teamsters all along.

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Why Is It So Damn Hard for Philly to Bring Back Street Sweeping?

We’ve gone from being street-cleaning pioneers during Ben Franklin’s time to the last major U.S. city without a comprehensive sweeping program.