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Victor Fiorillo

Senior Reporter at Philadelphia Magazine

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the author, saving his parking spot in philadelphia after the snowstorm
City Life

You Can Pry My Shoveled Parking Spot From My Cold Ungloved Hands

After 20 years of owning a car in Philadelphia, I finally picked a side in the no-savesies war. Find your own damn spot.

a philadelphia snow plow, which will soon be trackable by residents on PlowPHL, an upcoming Philadelphia snow plow-tracking app
City Life

You’ll Soon Be Able to Track Philly’s Snowplows On Your Phone

The city is getting ready to debut PlowPHL, a snowplow-tracking app.

stephanie hazelton (aka ayla wolf) of medford at the capitol attack
City Life

Medford Mom Stephanie Hazelton Charged By Feds In Capitol Riots

Her lawyer calls the charges “ridiculous” and says the case could have a “chilling effect” on the First Amendment rights of every American.

philadelphia police using tear gas on protesters, who are filing a lawsuit over the use of tear gas
City Life

Here’s the Scathing Investigative Report on the City’s Response to Civil Unrest in 2020

City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart’s damning report comes after investigators interviewed dozens of residents, city leaders and police officials but, notably, not Jim Kenney.

a kamala harris mug by philadelphia artist perry milou, who is also selling joe biden mugs
City Life

Philly Painter Perry Milou Goes After Online “Ripoffs” of His Biden and Harris Mugs

His complaints are not without a tinge of irony, since Milou once found himself in trouble over a painting inspired by a Pope Francis photo.

photos of tim dillon, a sex offender from Paoli who was reported missing
City Life

Turns Out “Missing” Main Line Man Was Just a Sex Offender in Hiding

The feds say Tim Dillon was living 2,000 miles away under an assumed name.

stephanie hazelton (aka ayla wolf) of medford at the capitol attack
City Life

This South Jersey Woman Helped Lead the Charge Up the Capitol Steps

Eight months after she was charged for her actions outside notorious Atilis Gym in Bellmawr, Medford’s Stephanie Hazelton (a.k.a. Ayla Wolf) stood at the entrance to the Capitol declaring, “We need more men!”

screen shots from a video of Ryan Dubiel deploying pepper spray against a Black teen who was just sitting on a step
City Life

White South Jersey Cop Who Casually Pepper-Sprayed Black Teen Is Banned From Holding Any Public Job In the State

city commissioner al schmidt
City Life

City Commissioner Al Schmidt, Hero of the 2020 Election, Is Ready to Call It Quits

Attacked by Trump and targeted by his base, the embattled Republican explains why this term will be his last.

teller
City Life

Master Illusionist Teller on the Return of His CW Show and What He Misses Most About Philly

Why he remains silent during performances, his advice for aspiring magicians, and why he doesn’t call Philadelphia “Philly.”

Ala Stafford, Dottie of Dottie's Serenade Service, and Kathleen Hall
City Life

2020 in Review: 11 Winners (and No Losers) from Philly’s Strange Year

Now that 2020 is (mercifully) more or less behind us, it’s time to take a look back at the year that was.

a screenshot from christmasprism, the new app that lets you find quality christmas light displays near you
City Life

Delco Dad’s Christmas Lights Map App Goes National

Alas, success comes with its share of issues.

covid-19 vaccine questions
NextHealth PHL

Vaccine Expert Paul Offit Answers Our Burning COVID-19 Vaccine Questions

The director of CHOP’s Vaccine Education Center talks side effect anxiety, distribution timelines, and why there’s just no arguing with anti-vaxxers.

singer wallis performing her new christmas song called lonely christmas
City Life

15-Year-Old Montco Girl Somehow Makes the Perfect Christmas Song for 2020

“I’ve never experienced anything like this,” said singer-songwriter WALLIS on Thursday night as her single “Lonely Christmas” breached 100,000 YouTube views.

Philadelphia actor Terry Brennan performs as Philly Santa, who is one of the Santas for hire in Philadelphia during COVID
City Life

How Philadelphia-Area Santas Are Dealing With a COVID Christmas

From tire juggling to playing Santa behind a plastic wall, five performers tell us how they’ve adapted their Christmastime acts.