Victor Fiorillo

Senior Reporter at Philadelphia Magazine

city hall, which has announced a new rent assistance program for those who have lost income due to the coronavirus
City Life

The City of Philadelphia Might Pay Your Rent If You Can’t Due to the Coronavirus

Plus: Governor Wolf threatens rogue counties amid shutdown angst. And Donald Trump tells Pa. to start opening the heck up.

a counter-protester stands in front of a Reopen Philly protest car on Friday
City Life

Counter-Protester Demands Vehicular Assault Charges After Reopen Philly Protest Car Hits Him

At Friday’s rally near City Hall, a counter-protester decided to block the caravan of cars coming up Broad Street. And then one driver hit the gas.

screenshots from the kohls havertown police video
City Life

DA Investigating “Shocking” Video of Police Incident in Kohl’s Parking Lot

Delco police tased a man twice before the video began. Then a cop repeatedly kicked and hit him while he was on the ground. But the police chief says the video doesn’t tell the whole story.

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine, who says we need to stay away from the Jersey Shore beaches that are reopening
City Life

Rachel Levine to Pennsylvania: Stay Away From the Jersey Shore!

The beaches may be reopening, but Pennsylvania’s health secretary is warning Pa. residents against visiting.

the hard rock casino in atlantic city, which could reopen soon if atlantic city casinos reopen on june 1st
City Life

Atlantic City Casinos Now Accepting Hotel Reservations for June 1st and Beyond

But don’t expect to be arm-to-arm at the craps table anytime soon.

philly barber shops, hair salons and nail spas want to reopen
City Life

Philly Coronavirus News: The Battle to Reopen Barber Shops, Hair Salons, and Nail Spas

If the stop-and-go is allowed to sell 40s on the corner with “no social distancing of any sort,” why can’t a barber on the same block cut hair, reasons State Senator Anthony Williams.

mail delivery worker during the coronavirus crisis
City Life

Mail Delivery Is Seriously Screwed Up During the Coronavirus Crisis

Naturally, the water bill showed up right on time. But where’s all my other stuff?!

people not wearing coronavirus masks in philadelphia, something philly mayor jim kenney has had enough of
City Life

Mayor Kenney to Philly: “Just Put On the Damn Mask”

The mayor targeted people “30 or under” as some of the biggest offenders of the coronavirus mask guidelines.

jacqueline mcbride, the woman accused of spitting on two people at di bruno bros.
City Life

The Woman Who Spat On Two People at Di Bruno Bros. Speaks Out

“People don’t know what’s going on in my personal life,” says Jacqueline McBride. “And they just jump to conclusions, making me out to be like I’m some kind of monster.”

philly police officer wears a mask during the philadelphia coronavirus crisis
City Life

Philly Coronavirus News: Philadelphia Police to Start, You Know, Arresting People Again

Arrests plummeted after a policy shift at the beginning of the Philadelphia coronavirus crisis. Expect a new trajectory.

A Philadelphia public pool that won't be open this summer thanks to coronavirus cutbacks.
City Life

Philly Coronavirus News: You Can Probably Forget About Public Pools in Philadelphia This Summer

Plus, the city just quintupled its fine for stay-at-home violators.

matt swartz

The Feds Are Going After Matt Swartz for Allegedly Screwing With Employee Paychecks In Philly

Just when we thought we’d never hear about one of Philly’s most notorious restaurateurs ever, ever again…

locust bar, which would not be able to participate in the takeout cocktails in pennsylvania program
City Life

Philly Coronavirus News: Pennsylvania’s Takeout Cocktails Plan

You’ll be able to get a 64-ounce drink to go. Now that’s one big margarita!

seth williams
City Life

Seth Williams Was Just Released from Federal Prison

Less than three years after a judge sentenced him to five, the disgraced former district attorney is back in Philly at an undisclosed location.

crowds gather for the flyover during the coronavirus crisis in philadelphia
City Life

Thousands Violate Stay-at-Home Order to Watch Dirt-Stupid Fighter Jet Flyover

Plus, Phillies season could open in June at Citizens Bank Park and takeout cocktails may be coming soon.