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Victor Fiorillo

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a woman drops her pennsylvania mail in ballot into a dropbox outside of city hall, and now a lot of pennsylvania voters are confused about the status of their pennsylvania mail in ballots because of an outdated state website
City Life

If Your Pennsylvania Mail-In Ballot Status Was “Pending,” Check Again

Since complaints emerged that the state’s vote tracking website is unreliable and outdated, we’ve seen some improvement.

Philadelphia voter Denise Pettus outside her polling place in West Philadelphia on Election Day
City Life

First in Line at the Polls, “Terrified” but Prepared

Early morning scenes from a West Philly polling place, featuring the start of a line to vote and a fake “poll watcher.”

Philadelphia voters in 2020
City Life

Your Ultimate Guide to Voting in Philly on Election Day

From voter intimidation to ballot selfies to polling place confusion. All your day-of-voting questions, answered.

pennsylvania poll watchers
City Life

What Pennsylvania Poll Watchers Can (and Can’t) Do on Election Day

Here, your biggest poll watcher questions answered.

Lamar Gore John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge
City Life

Lamar Gore on Helping Nature Through Climate Change, a Pandemic and Racial Inequity

As more Philadelphians seek socially distanced outdoor activities, the manager of Heinz Wildlife Refuge talks about what makes it “magical.”

This is me dropping my Pennsylvania mail-in ballot into a secure dropbox at a Philadelphia satellite election office, less than 20 minutes after I walked inside to apply for it.
City Life

Trying to Check the Status of Your Pennsylvania Mail-In Ballot? Good Luck With That

Compounding U.S. Mail delays and other problems like missing mail-in ballots is this: A state website that’s supposed to show your ballot status doesn’t seem to do a very good job of it.

a picture of anthony smith, who has been arrested and charged by the feds with setting a Philadelphia police car on fire
City Life

One of Philly Mag’s “Most Influential” Was Just Charged with Setting a Police Car on Fire

Activist Anthony Smith and two other men have been charged with arson stemming from an incident earlier this year.

Philadelphia police during the Walter Wallace shooting
City Life

Philly on Edge After Cops Shoot and Kill Black Man in West Philly

On Monday afternoon, Philadelphia police shot and killed Walter Wallace, who was reportedly armed with a knife. Unrest followed. An investigation is underway.

a shot from the halloween movies setup at the wells fargo center
Things to Do

The Wells Fargo Center Is Transforming Into a Movie Theater

Just in time for Halloween. Here’s what you need to know.

photos that the Trump campaign submitted as evidence of Philadelphia voter fraud in the campaign's lawsuit against Pennsylvania
City Life

The Trump Campaign Has Creepily Trolled Philly for “Evidence” of Voter Fraud

Images from Philly social media feeds — and surveillance cameras!!! — wound up as court exhibits in Trump’s lawsuit against the Commonwealth.

doobies owner patti brett in front of her philadelphia dive bar, which she is trying to save with a gofundme me campaign
Foobooz

Philly Dive Bar Doobies Raises More than $27,000 In Two Days to Save Itself from Closing

“I’m just so utterly humbled,” says Doobies owner Patti Brett in response to the crowdfunding.

philadelphia chef marc vetri, who says we should double capacity at the Linc for Eagles games
City Life

Sorry, Marc Vetri, But Philly Isn’t Buying Your COVID Advice

As COVID cases increase, the outspoken chef says we could easily double the capacity at the Linc for Eagles games. The city? Not so much.

participants in the inaugural heinz wildlife refuge deer hunt during Pennsylvania deer hunting season in 2019
City Life

Controversial Deer Hunt Returns to Philly This Weekend

Heinz Wildlife Refuge deputy manager Mariana Bergerson explains why the hunt is a good thing.

jennifer zavala
City Life

Chef Jennifer Zavala on Watermelon Radishes, Uno, and the Best and Worst Things About South Philly

Known for cannabis catering, vegan meatballs and tamales, here she reveals her choices for most underrated restaurants and overrated chef.

a photo of the eagles playing the steelers, and if you want tickets to see the eagles play the steelers this sunday, you will have to fork out a lot of money
City Life

If You’re Willing to Pay “Completely Insane” Prices, You Can Go to the Eagles Game

Governor Wolf is permitting stadiums and other venues to allow spectators in limited number. Which means if you’re okay driving to Pittsburgh — and spending a small fortune — you can see Carson Wentz and company live.