Victor Fiorillo

Senior Reporter at Philadelphia Magazine

City Life

Is It Just Me, or Do the Philly Feds Really Hate Larry Krasner?

Our U.S. Attorney took Krasner to task (again) for the way he’s handled serious crimes in the city. Plus: The mail-in ballot plot thickens, and beware the “courtesy tow.”

City Life

Judge Throws Out Karen Hepp’s $10 Million Lawsuit Against Facebook, Reddit and Others

The Fox 29 anchor had sued the Internet giants after a photo of her was used online without her permission.

the headquarters of the philadelphia tribune, whose employees are not allowed to work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic
City Life

This Philadelphia Newspaper Is Forcing Its Employees to Work from the Office During COVID-19

While most journalists are able to work remotely these days, such is not the case at the 136-year-old Philadelphia Tribune.

snoop dogg, who says he's investing in Atlantic City
City Life

Snoop Dogg Says He’s Investing in Atlantic City

If you think our city by the sea is dead, think again. There’s plenty of cool stuff happening there.

christine alonso of the interboro school district board at a black lives matter protest in ridley
City Life

Ugly New Video Emerges of Interboro School Board Official Christine Alonso at BLM Protest

Her claim that she’s never used racist language doesn’t exactly hold up.

Philadelphia police officers not wearing masks during the Philadelphia coronavirus crisis
City Life

It’s August, and Many Philly Cops Still Aren’t Wearing Masks

“There’s a pandemic, dude,” said a masked protester to an unmasked cop on Sunday. “If there’s a pandemic, then you should be at home,” he replied.

mayor kenney grew increasingly frustrated as reporters asked him about philly trash pickup, gun violence and other issues
City Life

Mayor Kenney’s Thursday Zoom Press Conference Didn’t Go So Well

The mayor grew visibly agitated as reporters had the nerve to ask him about gun violence, COVID-related SEPTA problems and, yes, Philadelphia trash pickup.

mayor kenney talking philadelphia trash during a press conference this week
City Life

Mayor Kenney to Philadelphia: Knock It Off With Your DIY Home Reno Projects

Plus: Interboro schools official refuses to resign in wake of petition bearing more than 8,000 signatures against her. And Wawa debuts very Happy Meals-like kids meals.

Melonie Johnson, the new CEO of the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey
City Life

The First Black Woman to Run an AC Casino on Starting Her New Job Amid COVID

An interview with the Borgata’s new president, Melonie Johnson.

interboro school district board treasurer christine alonso at black lives matter protest in ridley
City Life

School District Board Says It Can’t Remove Embattled Official Christine Alonso

But one board member is publicly calling for Alonso’s resignation after her appearance at a counter demonstration to a Black Lives Matter protest in Delco.

interboro school district board member christine alonso wears a pink tank top during a black lives matter protest in delaware county, pennsylvania
City Life

BLM Protesters Call for Delco School Board Official’s Removal After Her Behavior at Protest

She’s been accused of using racial slurs. Christine Alonso tells a different story.

philadelphia music venue chris' jazz cafe, which is reopening under a live streaming only model for the foreseeable future
City Life

Center City Music Venue to Reopen This Weekend — Without a Live Audience

Philadelphia’s longest running jazz club pivots to a livestream only model for the foreseeable future.

a rendering of a wawa drive thru only store that you will not be allowed to enter
City Life

Wawa’s Newest Concept? A Store You’re Not Allowed to Enter

Yes, the convenience-store chain just announced the world’s first drive-thru-only Wawa.

ed mcginty, an anti-donald trump protester in the villages, florida
City Life

Philly Expat Becomes One Man Anti-Trump Army In Super Conservative Florida Retirement Community

“I haven’t seen so many middle fingers since I graduated from Cardinal Dougherty,” says the most hated man in The Villages.

City Life

Don’t Look Now, But Philly’s Homicide Count Just Broke a Record

And, no, it’s not a good kind of record.