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Victor Fiorillo

Senior Reporter at Philadelphia Magazine

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City Life

Beware, Philly: The Dreaded Boot Is Back

Plus: The city postpones plans to force out the “protest camp” that’s been on the Ben Franklin Parkway since June.

chaka fattah, who has been released from federal prison
City Life

Chaka Fattah Sr. Has Mysteriously Been Released from Federal Prison Way Early

Not bad for a guy who was just resentenced to ten years in prison last July.

scenes from some of the philadelphia events canceled due to the new coronavirus moratorium
City Life

Here Are All of the Big Philadelphia Events Canceled Due to the New Coronavirus Moratorium

Plus: City of Philadelphia managing director Brian Abernathy says a Black person should replace him.

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

Dozens of Philly Protesters Just Sued the City Over the Use of Tear Gas on I-676

Meanwhile, a separate suit was simultaneously filed by residents and protesters in West Philly surrounding police activity at a protest there.

a white wildwood cop punches a black man in the head repeatedly
City Life

Prosecutors Investigating After Wildwood Cop Punches Man in Head Over and Over Again

Plus: Rachel Levine has some potentially bad news for all of us.

facebook posts from two philly cops suing the city after they were punished for social media activity in the Philly police Facebook post scandal
City Life

Current and Fired Cops Sue City for $18 Million Over Philly Police Facebook Post Scandal

They claim their First Amendment rights to free speech were violated when the police department punished them over their social media activity, some of which was deemed violent and racist.

the black taxi, one of two philadelphia restaurants shut down by health officials after citing them for COVID violations
City Life

Philly Health Officials Shut Down Two Restaurants After Citing Them for COVID Violations

Plus: Mike Pence manages to avoid a potentially germy fist bump with John McNesby. And Philly wants to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

patti labelle, tina turner, and the led zeppelin reunion at live aid, among other images
City Life

Live Aid in Philly: An Oral History

In their own words, superstars Tina Turner, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page and locals like Patti LaBelle, Pierre Robert, Stephen Starr and Robert Drake explain what it was like that crazy day 35 years ago.

wawa, which is asking customers to pay with cards or exact change due to national coin shortage
City Life

National Coin Crisis Comes to Your Neighborhood Wawa

The convenience store chain is begging customers to pay with cards — or exact change — thanks to the country’s coin shortage.

the free library of philadelphia, which faces a boycott over racial inequities
City Life

Authors Cancel Appearances at the Free Library in Solidarity With Black Workers There

Plus: A woman in a wheelchair was shot with roman candles. Yes, you read that right.

Ghislaine Maxwell friend laura goldman who has been making the media rounds in the jeffrey epstein saga
City Life

Ghislaine Maxwell “Confidante” Laura Goldman Rears Head in Epstein Saga

The stockbroker turned convicted stalker turned Philly-based journalist was interviewed by Piers Morgan on Monday. It didn’t go so well.

a scene at the headquarters of gopuff, the company that now faces a lawsuit after a worker says she was sexually assaulted and then retaliated against
City Life

Woman Claims She Was Sexually Assaulted By a Co-Worker at GoPuff — and Then Retaliated Against

Plus: Old City gone wild. Again.

people not social distancing at the jersey shore on July 4th during the coronavirus crisis
City Life

Welp, So Much for Social Distancing at the Jersey Shore Over 4th of July Weekend

Plus: Spraygrounds and the Philadelphia Zoo reopen, and the Phillies are back at the ballpark.

a lawsuit is brewing over the frank rizzo statue in Philadelphia, seen here just days before it was removed
City Life

The Battle Over the Frank Rizzo Statue Heads to Federal Court

If you thought that particular fight was over, think again.

jennifer weiner, michael nutter with barack obama, ahmir thompson aka questlove from the roots, malcolm jenkins, christopher burch and friends, and stephen starr, some of whom are Donald Trump donors while others are supporting Joe Biden
City Life

Here’s How Philly’s Rich and Famous Are Spending Their Political Dollars

From Stephen Starr to Jennifer Weiner to the brothers responsible for ruining suburban landscapes with all those fugly McMansions.