City Life

The Latest on the Deadly South Philly Rowhouse Fire

Two missing people are presumed dead after a massive rowhouse explosion and three-alarm fire on Thursday morning in South Philadelphia, while about 60 others remain […]

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City Life

You’ll Soon Be Able to Pay for a SEPTA Trip With Your Phone

SEPTA’s slow trudge toward modernity is about to take another step forward. The transit agency’s 4,226 tap-to-pay card readers are obsolete after five years of […]

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City Life

Philly Police End Practice of Releasing Mental Health Status of Missing Residents

The Philadelphia Police Department says it has stopped releasing the mental health status of Philadelphia residents reported missing, something the department had been doing routinely […]

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City Life

Have an Idea to Spruce Up Philly’s “I Voted” Sticker? Now’s Your Chance.

Look, we get it. Voting in American can be a chore. It happens on a work day. Your polling place might have a line longer […]

City Life

Tort Reform Group Supported by J&J Doesn’t Like $8 Billion Verdict Against J&J in Philly

The Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas has long had a reputation for being a great place to bring a lawsuit. In the past, Philly juries […]

City Life

How ACCT Philly’s New Director Plans to Help the City’s Underfunded Pet Shelter

ACCT Philly doesn’t have the best reputation. Last spring, the city-owned animal shelter suspended all dog adoptions and intakes for two weeks after a nasty […]

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City Life

This Philly Restaurateur’s Fight With Grubhub Is Getting Serious

When we broke the news in January that Munish Narula, founder of Philly Indian restaurant chain Tiffin, had filed a class-action lawsuit against food-delivery giant […]

City Life

How a Man Sentenced to Life as a Teen Became the Philly DA’s Artist in Residence

In 1993, James Hough was convicted of first-degree murder for shooting a man on the street in Pittsburgh. When it came time for sentencing, he […]

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City Life

The One and Only “Notorious RBG” Is Coming to Philly Next Week

Back in September, we told you that a Ruth Bader Ginsberg-themed exhibit would open this fall at the National Museum of American Jewish History. “Notorious […]

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City Life

Temple Settles State Investigation Into Online MBA Rankings Scandal for $250K

Remember when Temple University falsified data about its business school programs in order to get higher rankings from U.S. News & World Report magazine? Well, […]

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City Life

How to See the International Space Station From Philadelphia — Without a Telescope

OK, space nerds: On Thursday evening, you’ll have the perfect chance to see the International Space Station fly over the Philadelphia region. The station will […]

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City Life

Here’s What You Need to Know About Philly’s New Vaping Law

This story has been updated. As e-cigarette use among young people continues to skyrocket across the United States, more cities and states are beginning to […]

City Life

The Free Library Just Decided to Ditch Late Fees for Good

After two years of debate, the board of trustees of the Free Library of Philadelphia voted on Wednesday to eliminate fines on overdue materials. The […]

City Life

Philly Just Took a Big Step Toward Making Big Buildings More Energy Efficient

As part of our in-depth look at climate change in Philadelphia this November, we included a section on the city’s single largest contributor of greenhouse […]

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City Life

Tell Us All About Your Marriage! (Yes, We’re Serious.)

Calling all married couples! We’re working on a piece for an upcoming issue that’s all about marriage: an honest, unflinching look at what the institution […]