David Murrell

Staff Writer

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sinkholes
City Life

The No-B.S. Guide to Philadelphia Sinkholes

Since 2015, the Streets Department has received more than 17,000 reports of sinkholes in Philly. Here’s a mini-lesson on why that is — and what to do if one starts opening on your street.

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City Life

30th Street Station’s Flipboard Looks So Lost in Its New Home

The sign will be on display at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania for the next three years. But the work-in-progress exhibit doesn’t have quite the same glitz and glamor as the sign’s old 30th Street home.

fashion district shops
City Life

The Latest Additions to the Fashion District Store Lineup

After many years of construction and multiple delays, the redevelopment of the beloved Gallery Mall is set to open soon. Here’s what you’ll find inside.

fortnite
City Life

A Montco Teen Just Won $3 Million Playing Fortnite

Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf, of Pottsgrove, is 16 years old, a World Cup video game (uh, esports) champion, and probably richer than you.

City Life

How SEPTA’s Transfer Policy Makes Poorest Riders Pay Most Expensive Fares

Philadelphians spend a larger proportion of their income on transit than people in New York, D.C., and Chicago.

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City Life

Ocean City Mayor: Stop Waving Your Damn Pizza at Seagulls

After an uptick in direct attacks on people holding food this year, the Shore town wants vendors to consider closed takeout containers and other deterrents.

jason segel
City Life

We’re Officially Declaring This the Summer of Jason Segel in Philly

You haven’t truly experienced Summer 2019 in Philly until you’ve spotted Jason Segel around town.

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City Life

The Oval Is Officially Open

Here’s everything worth checking out along the Parkway through August 18th.

City Life

Outdoor Smoking Bans Are Spreading — and Useless

Total bans on lighting up alfresco are popping up everywhere from the Jersey Shore to Temple University — but what’s the point if they’re never enforced?

heat wave
City Life

Philadelphia Declares 2019’s First Heat Emergency

The National Weather Service has also issued an “excessive heat warning” through the weekend, when temperatures could feel as high as 110 degrees Fahrenheit.

philadelphia flood
City Life

It Seems NOAA Wasn’t Kidding About Those Philly Flood Predictions

The government weather-watcher has warned of frequent flooding in Philly by 2050. Thursday’s storm gave us a taste of what’s to come.

atlantic city flooding
City Life

Atlantic City, Cape May Could Flood More Than 100 Days a Year by 2050, Says NOAA

Even Philly is looking at a minimum of 30 days a year of “high-tide flooding,” the government’s weather experts predict.

joe biden penn
City Life

Penn Paid Joe Biden $775,000 to Expand Its “Global Outreach” … and Give Some Speeches

The former VP’s financial disclosures reveal that his annual salary was nearly double that of the average Penn prof — and he didn’t even have to teach.

philadelphia foundation
City Life

You Can Help Give Away $1 Million of the Philadelphia Foundation’s Money

It’s philanthropy with a twist: The organization has selected 15 grant finalists, but you get to choose the winners.

Tiona Nekkia McClodden
City Life

Experimental Filmmaker Tiona Nekkia McClodden Doesn’t Care If You Miss the Point

The 38-year-old Philadelphian is part of the Whitney Biennial Exhibition in New York City.