Victor Fiorillo

Senior Reporter at Philadelphia Magazine

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Philly’s Fabled Trocadero Is Closing

Several sources, including promoters and Trocadero employees, tell us that the Chinatown staple will soon be no more.

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This Main Line High School Student Just Won $175k for His HIV Research

We’re guessing that Samuel Weissman’s parents won’t need to bribe anybody to get him into a good college.

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Comedian Chip Chantry on Bob Saget, South Philly and Hecklers

It turns out that a heckler is not the worst person in an audience.

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Register of Wills Ron Donatucci Hit With Ugly Lawsuit by Fiancée of Late Son

Meghan Klein claims the longtime Philly pol abused his power in an attempt to seize control of his son Michael’s assets. Donatucci’s other son, Ron Jr., is also a defendant in the case.

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All Bar Owners and Bartenders Should Pay Attention to the Shane Montgomery Verdict

A court just told the owners of Kildare’s to pay $525,000 to the family of the man, who drowned after leaving the bar drunk.

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City Commissioner Candidate Picks Up National “Run for Something” Endorsement

The most common question that South Philly resident Jen Devor gets: What the heck does a city commissioner do?

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Conservative Radio Host Chris Stigall Out at 1210AM

He had been anchoring the station’s popular morning show since 2010.

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Army Vet Turned Democratic Socialist Running for City Council at Large

“Socialism has a bad name because people who are capitalists give it a bad name,” says Moses “Mo” Santana.

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Philly Restaurant Scoundrel Matt Swartz Resurfaces in ... West Virginia?

The former owner of Farmers’ Cabinet has lost some weight. He’s shaved. But he and the law apparently still aren’t getting along.

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FringeArts Is Revamping Its Programming

What’s better than one festival? A bunch of festivals.

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Wm. Mulherin’s Sons Hit With Class-Action Tip-Skimming Lawsuit

A former server at the popular Fishtown restaurant alleges that he and his fellow servers walked home with less than 50 percent of their tips.

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Vanguard Charitable Has a Hate Group Problem

The Main Line investment giant’s independent charitable arm has been funneling millions in anonymous client cash to organizations deemed hate groups.

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Columnist Jenice Armstrong on “Sexy Singles,” Getting Doxxed, and Her Best-Ever Philly Meal

21 questions with the veteran Inquirer and Daily News journalist.

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The 23 Best Things to Do Around Philadelphia in March

Our highly curated, strongly opinionated list of events.

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Former Philly Bar Owner Michael Naessens Charged With Threatening Judges and Others

He’s been extradited from Las Vegas, and the Philly D.A.’s office alleges that he framed another person for the crimes.