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Victor Fiorillo

Senior Reporter at Philadelphia Magazine

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Foobooz

On This Warm Fall Weekend, Philly Is Shutting Down More Streets for Outdoor Dining

Just in case you feel the need for a celebration, we have the full list of streets you can eat on in Philadelphia.

one of the philadelphia election watchers inside the pennsylvania convention center
City Life

Court Orders Philly to Allow Elections Watchers Within 6 Feet of Vote Counters

They were previously kept at a distance that one watcher said required him to use binoculars to see anything. The city intends to take the case to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

joe biden in philadelphia on Election Day before the Pennsylvania election results started to be tallied
City Life

Biden Campaign Insists He Will Win Pennsylvania

At a press conference on Wednesday morning, Joe Biden’s campaign manager and senior advisor remained bullish. Trump’s campaign isn’t ready to give up yet.

City Life

Photos from Ground Zero: The Philly Vote Count

This is what it looks like inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center, where the pieces of paper being counted could very well determine the next President of the United States.

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and now a lot of pennsylvania voters are confused about the status of their pennsylvania mail in ballots because of an outdated state website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Since complaints emerged that the state’s vote tracking website is unreliable and outdated, we’ve seen some improvement.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.