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Larry Krasner vs. Everybody: Inside the Philly DA’s Crusade to Revolutionize Criminal Justice

Shortly after U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain took office in April 2018, he met with Larry Krasner. McSwain, his close-cropped hair and ramrod posture reflecting his […]

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Will Philly Ever Get Its Act Together on Street Sweeping?

Sometime in the coming weeks, the City of Philadelphia will determine the fate of its desperately needed street-sweeping pilot program, which launched in April and […]

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The Christmas Village Ferris Wheel at City Hall Opens This Weekend

The time for holiday cheer is here, and it’s arrived in the form of a Ferris wheel you can ride (this weekend!) at City Hall. […]

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Cecily Tynan and Hurricane Schwartz Have Very Different Long-Range Winter Forecasts for Philly

It’s November, which means one thing and one thing only: Cecily Tynan of 6ABC and Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz over at NBC10 have released their annual […]

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No, Spotted Lanternflies Are Not Hiding in Your Soon-to-Be-Christmas Tree

I, like so many others, find it necessary to usher in the holidays by picking out a good ol’ Christmas tree and plopping it in […]

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Five Below Now Sells Stuff for 10 Bucks. No, the Name Isn’t Changing.

One of the most important assets a company can have is brand identity. You can build it any number of ways. Google, Amazon, and Apple […]

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The Scourge of the Cinema Eatery Has Finally Arrived In Center City

It’s the year 2032. The latest Rocky spinoff — which, thanks to the wonders of technology, stars a digitally preserved Sylvester Stallone — has just […]

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The Penn Museum’s New Galleries Reckon With Colonialism. Plus: Air Conditioning.

Ancient Egyptian sphinxes are supposed to be the center of attention. So you can understand why the Penn Museum, as part of its ongoing $80 […]

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It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Jason Segel, Philadelphia

It’s been one hell of a ride, but the Jason Segel Era in Philadelphia is now officially over. Philadelphia production wrapped up last week for […]

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DePasquale: Climate Change Costs Pa. Hundreds of Millions of Dollars a Year

We already know that climate change has the potential to wreak havoc on our environment here in Pennsylvania and across the world (as we wrote […]

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That Odor You Smelled Thursday Came from PES, Fire Department Says

Notice a weird stench in the air on Thursday? You weren’t alone. The Philadelphia Fire Department says the smell, which dozens of people reported, came […]

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There’s a Giant Ferris Wheel Coming to City Hall for the Holidays

This year, Philly is really spreading (out) the holiday cheer. For the first time ever, the city’s beloved Christmas Village will extend beyond LOVE Park […]

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National Dog Show Will Decide Which of These Very Good Dogs Are the Best Very Good Dogs

We hear there’s a big sporting event going on this weekend. (Something about a 2018 Super Bowl rematch?) But if your focus is entirely on […]

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A Wawa Gas Station on Columbus Boulevard? No Way, Neighbors Say. But a Regular Wawa? Sure!

If you’ve been following Bart Blatstein’s proposed Wawa gas station along Columbus Boulevard in South Philly, you know that a big chunk of the neighborhood […]

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This Philly Driving App Wants to Save Lives — and Earn You Shake Shack

Ryan Frankel remembers this about the bicycling accident that nearly killed him in 2015: The person behind the steering wheel of the red light-running oncoming […]