Victor Fiorillo

Senior Reporter at Philadelphia Magazine

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City Life

Philly Gun Store Sales “Booming,” But City Says the Shops Must Shut Down

“The AR’s have been flying off the shelves,” says the owner of Lock’s Philadelphia Gun Exchange.

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Philly Coronavirus News: Confusion Over Arrests, Confusion Over "Essential" Businesses

Our suggestion? Make art.

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The Defiant Ones: Some Bars Remain Open During the Coronavirus “Shutdown”

“That’s why we’re using plastic beer glasses,” said a bartender at one of the three bars I popped into on Monday night. “For hygiene.”

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Philly Coronavirus News: Standstill Begins, PPA to "Relax," Beer and Wine Still Available

So what can you do? Our suggestion: Go for a hike. (But not in a group!!!)

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Philly Coronavirus News: The Shutdown Gets Real, The Numbers Grow, The People Need Their Booze

This time last week, many of you were still in the Coronavirus? What coronavirus? mentality. So much for that approach.

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City Life

Montco Bars and Restaurants, KOP Mall Defy Governor Wolf’s Request to Close During Coronavirus Crisis

The governor’s office says it has the "full authority to compel businesses" to shut down if push comes to shove.

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Philly Coronavirus News: School Chaos, Forced Quarantine Now Legal, But Hey, Free Internet

The region continues to navigate through this crisis.

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Stu Bykofsky Sues Philadelphia Inquirer and Inga Saffron for Defamation

The suit centers on Saffron’s caught-on-video comments about what she called Bykofsky’s "taste for child prostitutes in Thailand."

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City Life

City Bans All Events of 1,000 or More People Due to Coronavirus

City officials held a conference call on Thursday morning with numerous concert and event producers in the city.

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Philly Coronavirus News: SEPTA and Amtrak Slump, Colleges Lock Down, To Cancel or Not to Cancel

The region continues to navigate through this crisis.

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Philly Coronavirus News: Super Cheap Flights, Defiant Flyers Fans, St. Patrick’s Parade Caves

“We don’t cancel in Philly because we are Rocky tough,” says one Flyers fan.

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City Life

Philly Coronavirus News: Philly’s First Case, School Closings, Lots of Bar Soap

"The pandemic has now arrived to the City of Philadelphia," Philly’s health commissioner said on Tuesday.

City Life

How Penn, Comcast, Wawa and Vanguard Are Dealing With the Coronavirus

We checked in with ten of Philly’s biggest employers.

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Christine Flowers Explains Why She Was "Fired" By the Inquirer This Week

Moral of the story: Be careful what you say on Twitter!

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The Dispatches Location Scout Explains How They Chose Where to Film in Philly

Philly’s own Troy Coffee tells us about his very cool job.