City Life

As the City Burned, Some Philadelphians Chose to Protect a Target

Helicopters were still hovering overhead when phones across the city shrieked out the latest EAS alert — a message pumped directly to us from the […]

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This May Be the Most Iconic Photo from the Philly Protests and Riots

The last time we told you about Main Line photographer Sarah Bloom, she was taking captivating nude self-portraits in abandoned buildings in Philadelphia. Those photos […]

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City Life

The National Guard Arrives in Philadelphia Amid the Riots, Fires and Looting

A roundup of Philadelphia news. This post may be updated as more information becomes available. National Guard Arrives in Philadelphia They call what’s been happening […]

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City Life

Mayor Kenney, Tear Down the Rizzo Statue Right Now

As a black woman living in America, I know what it feels like to be gaslit. I felt the twinge of psychological manipulation when Amy […]

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Here Are All the Places You Can Drop Off Your Mail-In Ballot

Philadelphia area voters concerned that their mail-in ballots won’t arrive at their county election office by the deadline now have lots of other options. Mail-in […]

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Pennsylvania’s Big Mail-In Primary Could Get Messy. What You Need to Know to Make Your Vote Count

Four years ago, you probably didn’t think it was possible, but if you’re beginning to feel that the 2020 presidential primary could end up just […]

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Rebecca Rhynhart Won’t Say She’s Running for Mayor, But She Sure Sounds Mayoral

So far this year, Mayor Jim Kenney has released not one, but two budget proposals for fiscal year 2021 — the first in early March, […]

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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Filling in Your Surprisingly Complicated Mail-In Ballot

So you got your election ballot in the mail. Great! Now you can vote without ever showing up at the polls. Assuming many of you […]

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7 Historic Philly Cemeteries Where You Can Walk and Headstone-Hunt

Sure, cemeteries haven’t always been regarded as the most uplifting of places. But when getting outside while maintaining social distancing is increasingly challenging, people are […]

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The City of Philadelphia Might Pay Your Rent If You Can’t Due to the Coronavirus

A roundup of Philly coronavirus news. Can’t Pay Your Rent? The City Might Pay It for You The rent is due. You’ve been laid off […]

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Counter-Protester Demands Vehicular Assault Charges After Reopen Philly Protest Car Hits Him

A roundup of Philly coronavirus news. Reopen Philly Rally Car Drives Into Counter-Protester On Friday just before noon, a caravan of cars, trucks and SUVs […]

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Philly Colleges Are Planning for In-Person Classes This Fall: What We Know

Philadelphia-area colleges and universities are cautiously releasing plans for the fall semester, with many hoping to resume in-person learning to the fullest extent possible this […]

City Life

Just How “Painful” Is Jim Kenney’s Post-Coronavirus Budget? Here Are 5 Big Takeaways

Early last week, City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart warned that the coronavirus pandemic could put a $650 million hole in Philadelphia’s budget. By that time, Mayor […]

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City Life

The Woman Who Spat On Two People at Di Bruno Bros. Speaks Out

During the last full week of April, police asked the public to help identify a woman who allegedly spat on two people inside of Di […]

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These Are 10 of the Coolest, Oldest and Most Storied Trees in Philadelphia

The stench of shed gingko berries has been compared to “dirty gym socks, vomit or poop.” During the two months a year when the fruits […]