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City Life

10 Bold Predictions for Philly Politics in 2020

It’s a nod to fair representation enshrined in Philadelphia’s Home Rule Charter: While there are seven at-large seats on City Council, parties can nominate only […]

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City Life

Can Philly’s Weed Queen Survive in the World of Corporate Marijuana?

The first man through the door had waited so long for this day that he collapsed, sobbing, in Chris Visco’s arms. Visco, co-founder and CEO […]

City Life

It’s About to Get a Whole Lot Easier to Bike Between Philly and the ’Burbs

The Circuit Trails in Pennsylvania and New Jersey — one of the largest trail networks in the nation — just got a big funding boosts, […]

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City Life

Here’s How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Philly

This story has been updated to correct the date at the Palmer Doggie Depot. What to do with a Christmas tree after its holiday tour […]

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City Life

12 of Our Favorite Philadelphia Magazine Long Reads of 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, you may be thinking about goals for 2020. We’d like to suggest a popular one: read more. Not only […]

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City Life

People of the Year: The Good, the Bad, and the Just Plain Memorable

It’s been quite a year here in ye olde Philadelphia. 2019 kicked off with a bombshell of an indictment. It wraps up with high hopes […]

City Life

Looking Back: Reflecting on Jim Kenney’s First Term as Mayor

After beating Republican challenger Billy Ciancaglini in the general election last month, Mayor Jim Kenney is set to begin his second term in January. But before […]

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City Life

These 5 Stats Tell the Story of Philadelphia Over the Past Decade

As the year winds down, we thought we’d take a look back at not just this past year, but the past 10 years — the […]

City Life

15 Stunning Photos That Show Off Philly’s Holiday Magic

The holiday season is in full swing here in Philadelphia. As we head toward the New Year, let’s take a look at some photos that […]

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City Life

Here’s Your Chance to Help Decide the Future of Pennsylvania’s Parks

The next 25 years of Pennsylvania state parks are being planned now — and you can weigh in on what will become of the state’s […]

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City Life

The Wawa Credit Card Breach: What You Need to Know

Let’s get straight to the bad news: If you’ve shopped at Wawa any time in the past 10 months — which is to say, if […]

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 […]