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Victor Fiorillo

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curtis jones jr.
City Life

City Council’s Curtis Jones Jr. Talks Dangerous Missions, Closing Prisons and His Green Thumb

The fourth-term representative of Philly’s Fourth District on why November’s election will be closer than we think.

Fired Philadelphia police officer Bryan Turner, who is suing the city for retaliation after he sided with Black Lives Matter protesters
City Life

Fired Philly Cop Says His Support for Black Lives Matter Led to Threats and Harassment

Bryan Turner claims one Philly cop told him he hoped Turner would get “caught in the line of fire.”

eagles fans tailgating in Philadelphia, something they won't be allowed to do this season
City Life

Dear Eagles Fans: Say Goodbye to Tailgating

The city is cutting off access to some South Philly streets and enforcing a strict no-tailgating policy at FDR Park.

south philly roofer nick fugarino screams at a Black man on Monday
City Life

South Philly Roofer Faces Outrage After Telling Black Man to Go Back Where He Came From

The confrontation actually started hours earlier over, yes, a parking dispute.

airplanes and the control tower at Philadelphia International Airport, where international flights have just resumed
City Life

You Can Now Take International Flights Out of Philadelphia Again

$650 to India, $472 to Japan, and $269 to Jamaica (those are round-trip!) are some serious COVID-era airfare deals.

pennsylvania mail-in ballots
City Life

No, Mail-In Ballots Won’t Be Available On Monday. Blame the Green Party

Plus: State liquor police take it way easy on Philly-area bars amid COVID. And why you can’t watch the Eagles game with your friends.

a barricade near the parkway encampment in philadelphia
City Life

Another Parkway Encampment “Deadline” Passes Amid Complaints of Public Sex and Drug Use

Plus: $25,000 reward in hit-and-run of bicyclist. And how Trump could win Pennsylvania. Again.

philly police gather on 52nd street in west philadelphia on may 31st, and the actions of police in that neighborhood have led to two new lawsuits
City Life

City Slammed with Two New Lawsuits Over Philly Police Actions at Protests

A man says police pierced his skin to the bone with rubber bullets. A woman says she and her young kids were tear-gassed on her porch.

the front of the new covid store at the King of Prussia Mall
City Life

Yes, the King of Prussia Mall Now Has Its Own COVID-19 Boutique

Whether you need a “designer” mask, some doohickey that opens doors and presses buttons for you, or mint mask spray, they’ve got it.

A child participating in virtual school while his father attempts to work from home as well.
Be Well Philly

10 Virtual School Tips from a Philly Parenting Consultant

You’re all cooped up in the house together. That damn Zoom camera is looking at your kid all day. Brandi Davis explains how to make it work.

atlantic city fall
Things to Do

Your Guide to Visiting Atlantic City in the Fall

Hit A.C. for big views, beer gardens and stellar surf fishing.

sea isle city mayor leo Desiderio and a scene from his jersey shore bar, where COVID guidelines were not being followed
City Life

Think Jim Kenney Is a COVID Hypocrite? You’ve Gotta Check Out This Bar-Owning Sea Isle Mayor

“It was terrifying,” says one woman of what she saw when she walked into the mayor’s bar.

south philadelphia's capitolo playground, the site of Allen Mikell's death
City Life

Internet Calls Death at South Philly Playground a Lynching, Relatives of Deceased Say Otherwise

“You need to calm your city down,” says a relative of the late Allen Mikell. “Before somebody burns it down over something that didn’t happen.”

stephen starr, who just declared bankruptcy on one of his restaurants, and daughter Sarah Starr
City Life

Stephen Starr Restaurant Declares Bankruptcy, But He Says No Big Deal

Philly’s most successful dining mogul insists the brand is still strong. And I’m inclined to believe him.

an empty Pennsylvania COVID testing center in a Walmart parking lot in Milford, Pennsylvania, the state with the lowest rate of COVID testing per capita in the United States
City Life

Pennsylvania Gives Fewer COVID Tests Per Capita Than Any Other State in the Country

“We are continuing our work to ramp up our testing capacity,” says a spokesperson for Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Rachel Levine.