Victor Fiorillo

Senior Reporter at Philadelphia Magazine

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City Life

South Philly’s Singing Fountain Might Get a Pretty Dramatic Makeover

Some locals think this is the best thing ever. Others worry that the renderings make the Passyunk Avenue centerpiece look like the Willow Grove Mall.

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City Life

Jazmine Sullivan on Going Vegan, Her Biggest Musical Influences, and Her New Album, Heaux Tales

She started the year by releasing a critically acclaimed album and performing at the Super Bowl. Here, the singer talks her first Grammy nomination and her favorite Philly dinner spot.

kids can enjoy pennsylvania trout season beginning on march 27th
City Life

It’s Trout Season! Here’s How to Enjoy Fishing In Pennsylvania

No, you don’t need any fancy equipment. In some cases, you don’t even need a fishing license.

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Be Well Philly

The Ultimate Guide to Staying in Yurts and Cabins in Pennsylvania State Parks

From how to pick a spot to must-pack essentials to the wildlife you’ll encounter, here’s everything you need to know to have a great woodsy getaway.

philadelphia measles outbreak
City Life

30 Years Ago, a Philly Church Refused to Vaccinate Its Kids Against Measles. The Results Were Deadly

A look back at the city’s last vaccine crisis — and what we can learn from it today.

university of pennsylvania students who are trying to start a UPenn hunting club
City Life

These Penn Students Say the University Is Thwarting Their Efforts to Start a Hunting Club

The club’s paperwork has been in limbo for a year. The organizers say it’s due to hunting stigma; Penn hasn’t commented.

philadelphia maple syrup enthusiast jethro heiko
City Life

This Philly Dad Has Spent the Pandemic Tapping North Philly Maple Trees for Syrup

Last winter, Jethro Heiko tapped the solitary maple tree in his backyard. This winter, he’s up to 40 trees all over the neighborhood.

a map of philadelphia COVID vaccine recipients by zip code
City Life

City Map Shows Inequalities In COVID Vaccinations in Philadelphia

Rittenhouse Square, Old City and Washington Square West are getting the most. A different story is playing out in North and Southwest Philly.

Skippack pharmacist Mayank Amin aka Dr. Mak carrying materials for his COVID vaccine clinic
City Life

This Pharmacist Is Using His Event-Planning Background to Vaccinate Thousands. In a Cape.

Mayank Amin, a.k.a Dr. Mak, went from planning huge, multi-day Indian weddings to organizing huge pop-up COVID clinics.

longtime Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market head Caesar "Sonny" DiCrecchio, who has been arrested by the FBI
City Life

Longtime Philly Produce CEO Charged With Embezzling $7.8 Million

Caesar “Sonny” DiCrecchio allegedly used funds from the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market’s operating account to pay for Super Bowl trips, horse boarding, and a $20,000-per-month summer home in Stone Harbor.

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City Life

Everything You Need to Know About Philly Potholes

Why do some take so damn long to fix? How exactly do I get the city to pay for my car damage? These questions — and many others — answered.

dolly parton reading to kids as part of her dolly parton imagination library initiative
City Life

Dolly Parton Will Send Free Books to up to 2,000 Philly Kids Each Month

Residents in one North Philly zip code can now sign up to receive free books from the singer’s Imagination Library program.

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Things to Do

Weekending in Delaware: Great Dining, Gorgeous Gardens, and Shore Towns to Explore

The state Joe Biden calls home is having a full-on moment. Here’s how to explore it.

on the left is callahan's bar in upper darby, which served as inspiration for the jeremy piven movie last call, depicted on the right in the movie poster
City Life

That Movie About an Upper Darby Bar Is Actually Getting Released This Month

Now that the Main Line developer behind the movie landed a deal with IFC Films, you’ll be able to stream “Last Call” online — or watch it in a theater, should you so desire.

simply good cars CEO jared cannon, who will appear in the new episode of shark tank this friday
City Life

Philly’s Simply Good Jars CEO to Appear on New “Shark Tank” Episode

Watch Jared Cannon pitch his healthy meal-in-a-jar company to the famed venture capitalists on March 5th.