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Foobooz

The Feds Are Going After Matt Swartz for Allegedly Screwing With Employee Paychecks In Philly

You know how when you look at a pay stub, you see all the taxes that your employer has withheld from your paycheck? And then, […]

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City Life

Seth Williams Was Just Released from Federal Prison

It’s been a while since we gave former Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams even a scintilla of a thought. Oh, come to think of it, […]

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City Life

Wondering About Memorial Day Down the Shore? Here’s What Jersey Towns Are Saying About Reopening

With New Jersey expected to begin phasing out its stay-at-home order sometime within the next few weeks, residents and tourists are wondering: What will a […]

people not social distancing in Rittenhouse Square during the Philadelphia coronavirus crisis
City Life

Philly Coronavirus News: Stay-at-Home Violators Flagrantly Flock to Rittenhouse Square

A roundup of Philly coronavirus news. Hey, Let’s All Go Hang Out in Rittenhouse Square! That seemed to be the mentality on Saturday. According to […]

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City Life

Police Arrest 27-Year-Old Jacqueline McBride for Di Bruno Bros. Spitting Incidents

Update 5/4/2020: Click here for an interview with Jacqueline McBride after her release from jail. Original: The Philadelphia Police Department has announced the arrest of […]

City Life

How to Homeschool Your Kids During the Pandemic: 10 Tips From Homeschooling Parents

With the pandemic forcing education online for the time being, parents have suddenly found themselves in the somewhat intimidating role of teacher, and their homes […]

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City Life

Commercial Burglaries and Other Crimes Rise in Philly During Coronavirus Crisis

Earlier this week, a small group of people (that’s one of them above) took to the streets outside City Hall to protest the increasing violence […]

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City Life

It Took Me 159 Phone Calls to Place a Curbside Wine and Spirits Order With the PLCB

When I learned that the PLCB had decided to reopen some of the wine and spirits stores in Philadelphia and across the state for telephoned […]

a masked bicyclist rides by a masked Rocky statue in Philadelphia on April 14th, just as Philadelphians began to receive their federal stimulus money due to the coronavirus
City Life

Philly Coronavirus News: Many of You Should Get Your Stimulus Money Today

A roundup of Philly coronavirus news. Your Coronavirus Stimulus Money May Be Sitting In Your Bank Account This Morning Well, Philly. There is plenty of […]

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City Life

Everyone in Pennsylvania Should Sign Up for a Mail-In Ballot. Here’s How.

Let Wisconsin serve as a warning: You should take all the precautionary measures you can during the COVID-19 pandemic, including during the all-important process of […]

City Life

5 Ways Philly Was Doing Well Before the Pandemic

We’ve written about quite a few Pew reports here at Philly Mag — but none compare to 2020’s, which was released on Wednesday. The report […]

a photo illustration of the william penn statue on top of city hall wearing a coronavirus face mask in philadelphia
City Life

Local Rabbi Wants City Hall to Stick a Face Mask On the William Penn Statue

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney gets a ton of email. Some of those emails sing his praises. Some fall under the hate mail category. (We’re just […]

chuck peruto, the lawyer who is challenging larry krasner to become district attorney of philadelphia
City Life

Chuck Peruto Explains Why He Must Run Against Larry Krasner for Philly D.A.

Though we have a lot to get through before then — e.g. coronavirus and, you know, picking a president — Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner […]

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City Life

Philly Tourism Leader: Some City Hotels Will Be “Suspending Operations”

Jeff Guaracino has been the CEO of Visit Philadelphia, one of the city’s two major tourism organizations, since 2018. Guaracino previously served as head of […]

west philadelphia high school closed due to the coronavirus crisis
City Life

Philly Coronavirus News: School Chaos, Forced Quarantine Now Legal, But Hey, Free Internet

A roundup of Philly coronavirus news. Coronavirus Closes All Philly Schools With news of lots of schools in the area moving from classroom to online learning […]