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Victor Fiorillo

Senior Reporter at Philadelphia Magazine

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Zavino owner Greg Dodge, who is accused of fraudulently obtaining a $223,700 PPP loan under the federal CARES Act
Foobooz

Zavino Owner Greg Dodge Is Accused of Fraudulently Obtaining a $223,700 PPP Loan

The allegation turns up in a just-filed second lawsuit against the embattled restaurateur.

A credit card slip from John Henry's Pub, a restaurant in Ardmore. The customer who signed it was apparently unhappy that his server had asked him to wear a mask while not seated. (Photo via John Henry's Pub)
Foobooz

Please Don’t Stiff Your Servers After They Ask You to Wear a Mask

A man left a server nothing at a Main Line restaurant after she asked him to follow the rules. But the community rallied in her support.

Dot Levine of Dottie's Serenade Service performing live
City Life

Who Knew That Singing Telegrams Would Be One of COVID’s Big Success Stories?

After a ridiculously busy seven months serenading people from curbs, yards and stoops, West Philly’s Dot Levine prepares to open a franchise more than 2,000 miles away.

the secrecy envelope, which is a hugely important part of the Pennsylvania mail-in ballot process
City Life

The Huge Importance of the Secrecy Envelope for Mail-In Voting

There are two — yes, two — envelopes involved in the mail-in voting process. And the PA Supreme Court has ruled that your vote will be trashed if you don’t use both.

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

I Just Applied For, Received and Cast My Ballot in Philly in Under 20 Minutes

Sounds like Day Two at the satellite election offices went a lot smoother than Day One.

Former Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting employee Michelle Brown, who has filed a racial discrimination suit against the company
City Life

Michelle Brown Says the Plymouth Meeting Whole Foods Was a Horribly Racist Place to Work

She claims that white customers and white employees treated her and other persons of color with racial hostility on numerous occasions.

artist maria moller on her south philly block where she is debuting a get-out-the-vote art exhibit this week
City Life

This South Philly Artist Is Turning Her Block Into a Get-Out-the-Vote Art Exhibit

“VOTE: A Window Exhibition in South Philly” opens on Iseminger Street this Friday.

screenshots from interviews that eight Philadelphians gave on the day after Donald Trump won the 2016 election
City Life

Here’s What Philly Had to Say the Day After Trump Won the 2016 Election

From a young Trump-voting person of color who doesn’t support “dumb shit” like welfare to an old white man who sad-cried when he woke up to the news in the morning.

philadelphia health commissioner tom farley explaining why he won't participate in indoor dining or outdoor dining at Philadelphia restaurants due to COViD
Foobooz

Philly Health Commissioner Refuses to Eat Indoors or Outdoors at Restaurants

As for the rest of you, it seems to come down to which Facebook neighborhood group you belong to. (Yes, we polled the people.)

a dog checking out a curbside box for the Philadelphia Weekly, which wants to pivot to a conservative newspaper
City Life

The Liberal Philadelphia Weekly May Become a Conservative Alt-Weekly

When you can’t beat ’em, join ’em?

curtis jones jr.
City Life

City Council’s Curtis Jones Jr. Talks Dangerous Missions, Closing Prisons and His Green Thumb

The fourth-term representative of Philly’s Fourth District on why November’s election will be closer than we think.

Fired Philadelphia police officer Bryan Turner, who is suing the city for retaliation after he sided with Black Lives Matter protesters
City Life

Fired Philly Cop Says His Support for Black Lives Matter Led to Threats and Harassment

Bryan Turner claims one Philly cop told him he hoped Turner would get “caught in the line of fire.”

eagles fans tailgating in Philadelphia, something they won't be allowed to do this season
City Life

Dear Eagles Fans: Say Goodbye to Tailgating

The city is cutting off access to some South Philly streets and enforcing a strict no-tailgating policy at FDR Park.

south philly roofer nick fugarino screams at a Black man on Monday
City Life

South Philly Roofer Faces Outrage After Telling Black Man to Go Back Where He Came From

The confrontation actually started hours earlier over, yes, a parking dispute.

airplanes and the control tower at Philadelphia International Airport, where international flights have just resumed
City Life

You Can Now Take International Flights Out of Philadelphia Again

$650 to India, $472 to Japan, and $269 to Jamaica (those are round-trip!) are some serious COVID-era airfare deals.