Victor Fiorillo - Philadelphia Magazine

Victor Fiorillo

Senior Reporter at Philadelphia Magazine

mayor kenney talking philadelphia trash during a press conference this week
City Life

Mayor Kenney to Philadelphia: Knock It Off With Your DIY Home Reno Projects

Plus: Interboro schools official refuses to resign in wake of petition bearing more than 8,000 signatures against her. And Wawa debuts very Happy Meals-like kids meals.

Melonie Johnson, the new CEO of the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey
City Life

The First Black Woman to Run an AC Casino on Starting Her New Job Amid COVID

An interview with the Borgata’s new president, Melonie Johnson.

interboro school district board treasurer christine alonso at black lives matter protest in ridley
City Life

School District Board Says It Can’t Remove Embattled Official Christine Alonso

But one board member is publicly calling for Alonso’s resignation after her appearance at a counter demonstration to a Black Lives Matter protest in Delco.

interboro school district board member christine alonso wears a pink tank top during a black lives matter protest in delaware county, pennsylvania
City Life

BLM Protesters Call for Delco School Board Official’s Removal After Her Behavior at Protest

She’s been accused of using racial slurs. Christine Alonso tells a different story.

philadelphia music venue chris' jazz cafe, which is reopening under a live streaming only model for the foreseeable future
City Life

Center City Music Venue to Reopen This Weekend — Without a Live Audience

Philadelphia’s longest running jazz club pivots to a livestream only model for the foreseeable future.

a rendering of a wawa drive thru only store that you will not be allowed to enter
City Life

Wawa’s Newest Concept? A Store You’re Not Allowed to Enter

Yes, the convenience-store chain just announced the world’s first drive-thru-only Wawa.

ed mcginty, an anti-donald trump protester in the villages, florida
City Life

Philly Expat Becomes One Man Anti-Trump Army In Super Conservative Florida Retirement Community

“I haven’t seen so many middle fingers since I graduated from Cardinal Dougherty,” says the most hated man in The Villages.

City Life

Don’t Look Now, But Philly’s Homicide Count Just Broke a Record

And, no, it’s not a good kind of record.

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine, who just responded to some of the transphobia against her
City Life

Rachel Levine Has Had Enough of Your Transphobic Bullshit

Plus: One of Larry Krasner’s biggest friends comes out against him.

a patch of the pennsylvania state police's liquor control enforcement arm and a bartender pouring drinks
City Life

State Liquor Police Have Visited Philly Area Bars More Than 5,000 Times In July

But they’re not exactly issuing a lot of citations for COVID violations.

a police car that was set on fire in philadelphia
City Life

Here’s the Latest On the Four Cop Cars Set On Fire In Philly Last Night

Plus: South Jersey gym owners finally arrested for illegal reopening. And so much for the start of MLB.

rebecca rhynhart
City Life

Rebecca Rhynhart on Her Political Aspirations and the One Book Everyone Should Read

The City Controller talks about the game you can’t beat her at and the importance of leadership in a crisis.

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.