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Victor Fiorillo

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a screenshot of holiday lights near philadelphia from the new app christmasprism, which allows you to find holiday light displays in your area
City Life

A Philly-Area Dad Just Built an App That Lets You Find Houses With Awesome Holiday Lights

“It’s just a way for people to show off a little during these dark times,” says Father-of-the-Year candidate Mike Kane. “And for others to find joy.”

a photo of Hurricane Schwartz during his 2019 Philadelphia winter weather forecast on NBC 10
City Life

End of an Era: Hurricane Schwartz Abandons Long-Range Winter Forecasts

The meteorologist who brought total winter snow predictions to Philadelphia 23 years ago explains why climate change is forcing him to retire them.

carlton williams
City Life

Yes, You Can Get the City to Cover Your Car’s Pothole Damage

This and four other takeaways from our conversation with Philadelphia streets commissioner Carlton Williams.

a photo of Comcast executive Michael DelCiello, who is the subject of a new lawsuit against Comcast and him claiming that he stalked a woman who worked under him
City Life

Comcast Exec Accused of Cyberstalking a Woman Who Worked for Him

Cathy Beazley alleges things got scary after she repeatedly rebuffed the advances of Michael DelCiello, a senior vice president at the corporation.

sean schellenger and michael white, the man who killed him, who are both the subject of a new documentary by tigre hill
City Life

Tigre Hill’s New Documentary Delves Into Sean Schellenger Killing

The West Philly filmmaker interviewed the family of the developer as well as Michael White, the man who stabbed him to death in Rittenhouse Square in 2018.

gritty, who only got one write in vote for president of the united states in the philadelphia election results
City Life

Poor Gritty Only Got One Vote for President in Philly

And Kayne West got 2,387.5 percent more votes than Elizabeth Warren. (Ouch!)  These and other sad, surprising, and sometimes downright silly observations from Philly’s write-in votes in the 2020 presidential election.

mummers strutting during a mummers parade in philadelphia
City Life

The Mummers Are Secretly Planning a Parade, Even Though Philly Has Canceled It

“The parade has always been a political event,” says one Mummer. “And if there can be parties in the streets for Joe Biden and big demonstrations for this and for that, then they can’t stop the Mummers.”

adam joseph
City Life

6 ABC’s Adam Joseph on His Winter Prediction and Why He Hates Coffee

The Main Line resident and meteorologist talks Cecily vs. Jim, coming out, collecting plants, and why his friends call him “Spitfire.”

a woman who has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bloomingdale's, Macy's, and company executive roger blazek
City Life

This Woman Claims She Was Sexually Assaulted By Her Boss at the Willow Grove Bloomingdale’s

Christen Goldstein Shafkowitz has filed a federal lawsuit against Bloomingdale’s, parent company Macy’s, and Roger Blazek, an executive who has worked for the company for decades.

bobby henon doing an indoor gym workout without a COVID mask inside Dan Campos Fitness in Philadelphia
City Life

Councilman Bobby Henon Proves Why Philly Gyms Need to Be Shut Down

A photo of the unmasked elected official working out inside a Northeast Philly gym on Tuesday — alongside a lot of other unmasked patrons — shows you can’t count on everyone following the rules.

friends enjoying an outdoor thanksgiving, which you can't really do in Philadelphia thanks to new COVID restriction
City Life

Yes, Even Your Outdoor Socially Distanced Thanksgiving Party Is Banned

The city has put the kibosh on all holiday celebrations with anyone outside your household. Well, except on Zoom.

a COVID sign in Philadelphia, which has just announced new Philadelphia COVID restrictions
City Life

Philly Enacts Long New List of COVID Rules, Restrictions and Outright Prohibitions

Life as you know it, or at least as you’ve known it for the last few months, is about to change dramatically.

a portion of a transcript in a Pennsylvania voter fraud lawsuit in which a Pennsylvania judge asks a Trump lawyer if there's actually any evidence of voter fraud
City Life

Trump Lawyer to Pennsylvania Judge: Nope, I’ve Got No Evidence of Voter Fraud

President Donald J. Trump has been aggressively pursuing voter fraud in the courts — but in Montgomery County, even his own lawyers admit there’s no grand conspiracy afoot.

west philadelphia activist anthony smith, who has been charged with setting a Philadelphia police car on fire
City Life

Judge Sends Anthony Smith Home After Receiving More Than 70 Letters of Support for the Activist

The West Philly resident will remain on a minimally restrictive form of house arrest until he goes to trial on charges that he participated in the arson of a cop car.

City Life

The Most Philly Photos and Videos from the Philly Victory Party

We’ll see your World Series and Super Bowl victory celebrations and raise you one Joe Biden-Kamala Harris-won-the-election celebration.