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Helen Gym on Championing Philly Public Schools and What’s Next

The Rundown Age: 50 CV, abridged: Philly’s first Asian-American City Councilwoman (2016-present); Cesar Chavez Champion of Change (2014); national vice chair of Local Progress (2017-present); […]

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Has the Manayunk Bike Race Hit Its Final Wall?

At this point, it wouldn’t be alarmist to ask if Philadelphia’s storied pro bike race is officially kaput. In February, we learned that the one-day […]


Six Philly-Area Rail Proposals That Never Came to Be (But Still Could)

Schuylkill Valley Metro Proposed: Early 1990s. Goal: Light metro from Center City to Reading. Proponents: Montco officials hoping to stimulate economic development. Opponents: The city […]

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Inside Philly’s New Day Care and Preschool Boom

The country’s birth rate is at an all-time low, but you’d never know it from walking around Philly. (Forget bike lanes; we need stroller lanes.) […]


Philly, Are You Ready for Some Esports!?

The energy coursed like a wave through the crowd as it let out a collective victory scream. The 450 or so people packed into the […]

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A Man in Full: D. Herbert Lipson

Herb Lipson was, among many other things, a magazine man. He loved reading magazines, he loved owning them, and he loved pushing the writers and […]

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Is Philly’s Inferiority Complex Dead?

There’s something in the air, Philly. Can you feel it? I’m not talking about a stiff breeze. Or a swarm of aggressive insects. I’m talking […]

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Why Michael Nutter Thinks He Had the Best Job in Politics

The Rundown Age: 60 CV: 4th District City Councilman (1992-2006); 98th Mayor of Philadelphia (2008-’16) List of current gigs, abridged: Pundit (CNN), professor (Columbia), fellow […]

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DNYED: The Vanity License Plates PennDOT Rejected

Over at PennDOT HQ in Harrisburg, it’s somebody’s job to sift through the thousands of vanity license plate applications the agency receives annually to see […]

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Why Nicole Allen White Decided to Take On the Pennsylvania Society

The Rundown Age: 31 Occupation: Director of government and external affairs at the Art Museum. Side gigs: Chair of Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee; vice chair […]