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How the Revamped Spruce and Pine Bike Lanes Lost a Safety Feature in Society Hill

The newly repaved Spruce and Pine street bike lanes feel like the future of street infrastructure in Philly: They’re smooth and well-marked, and ultimately allow […]


The Recent Penn Grad on a Mission to Help LGBTQ Homeless Youth

Each night tens of thousands of LGBT youth across the country sleep on the streets or in shelters, while thousands more teeter on the verge […]

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Exit Interview: Veteran Inquirer Reporter and Editor Bill Marimow

If you’ve been a subscriber to the Philadelphia Inquirer at any point over the last five decades, you’ve likely encountered the name Bill Marimow. Now vice […]


The Frank Rizzo Statue Is Staying Right Where It Is (Until at Least 2021)

After a deadly white nationalist riot in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017 forced cities around the world to reckon with their Confederate and other controversial monuments, Philly announced that it […]


United Way Aims to Boost Philly’s Census Efforts With $1 Million Fundraising Challenge

Amid efforts to ensure an accurate count of Philadelphia’s population in the 2020 Census, the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey on […]

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The Best Spots in and Around Philly for Fall Foliage Photos

Fall is here, and so are the fall photos. If your timeline has yet to be filled with infinite gradients of rusty autumnal tones, it won’t […]

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Mayor Kenney Endorses Elizabeth Warren for President

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has officially weighed in on the 2020 presidential race — and he’s throwing his support behind Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Kenney announced his endorsement on […]


SEPTA’s 15th Street Station Just Got a $28 Million Upgrade

You might notice some changes at SEPTA’s 15th Street Station this week. City, federal, and transit officials gathered on Monday morning to cut the ribbon […]

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There Goes the Gayborhood

It was around one o’clock in the morning, and I was standing in a long line of mostly straight Penn alumni waiting to enter Voyeur […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Not Just Fishtown Anymore

Did you celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday? Fishtown certainly did, beneath the steady gaze of its new light-pole toppers: the wild turkey and white […]

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Richard Florida Releases His Plan to Solve Philly’s Budding “New Urban Crisis”

Richard Florida, the renowned urbanist who’s spent the past year studying Philadelphia as part of a yearlong fellowship sponsored by Drexel, Jefferson, and the University City […]

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I Let My Son Try Archery Deer Hunting in Philly. Here’s What It Was Like

You might say that my wife and I were more than a little surprised when our 13-year-old son announced that he wanted to go deer […]


Michael White Found Not Guilty in Rittenhouse Stabbing Death

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. A Philadelphia jury has found Michael White not guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the July 2018 fatal stabbing […]

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Mayor Kenney Proposes Vaping Legislation to Protect Minors

In response to a nationwide outbreak of vaping-related lung disease that has sickened 1,300 people and resulted in 26 deaths, Mayor Jim Kenney announced on Wednesday new legislation aiming […]


PES Explosion Released Highly Toxic Chemical Into Atmosphere, Investigators Say

This story has been updated. The massive explosions that occurred at a South Philly oil refinery complex this past June released more than 5,000 pounds […]