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David Murrell

Staff Writer

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.

City Life

Don’t Get Spooked by This South Philly Halloween Decor

Point Breeze resident Joeanne Broaddus on her very realistic Halloween decoration.

City Life

Attorney General Josh Shapiro Is Hosting a Philly Town Hall on Student Debt

The average Pennsylvania college student has more than $35,000 worth of student loans. That’s the fourth-highest average of any state in the country.

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City Life

You Can Pick Up a Free Tree for Your Property This Fall

Aside from making your property look pretty, planting trees could help reduce the temperature of your neighborhood.

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City Life

With $5 Million Grant, Lenfest Institute Makes Its Largest-Ever Investment In Local News

Lenfest CEO Jim Friedlich and the three recipients on the state of local news in Philly — and what they plan to do with the money.

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City Life

It Gritty’s Birthday!!!

To celebrate, here’s a look back at the highlights from year one of the Reign of Gritty.

Philadelphia Wedding

A Kimmel Center Wedding Bursting With Beautiful Fall Florals

Southern traditions, copper details, and a chuppah inset with eight different kinds of roses livened up the celebration.

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City Life

60,000 People Leave Philly Each Year. But It’s Not Like All of Them Hate It.

A new Pew study looking at population dynamics looks to find out not just who’s moving, but why.

City Life

A Look Inside Temple’s New $175 Million Charles Library

The library is instantly the most beautiful building on Temple’s campus. One trade-off: Most of the traditionally open book stacks are now a robot-only domain.

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City Life

New Online Absentee Ballot Request Makes Voting in Pa. … Marginally Easier

Left untouched by reform is the nonsensical requirement that absentee ballots must be received a full four days before Election Day.

City Life

Do You Care About Independence Hall? A $1 Million GoFundMe Wants to Know.

The fundraising campaign is underway after a recent Philly Mag story outlined the numerous financial obstacles the park faces. So far, the response hasn’t exactly been inspiring.

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City Life

Philly’s New Youth Poet Laureate Wants You to Take Young People Seriously

Mia Concepcion, a 17-year-old senior at Science Leadership Academy, on her work and why adults shouldn’t discount the youth perspective.

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City Life

How Philly Schools Fared in U.S. News’s 2020 College Rankings

Please don’t read this till you’ve sworn to yourself that you won’t use the results to pressure your already stressed-out children.

City Life

Wait … City Winery Might Actually Be a Good Concert Venue?

The new venue, set to open at the Fashion District, has booked big-time indie acts like the Mountain Goats and Josh Ritter as part of its first slate of concerts.