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City

Bicyclists to Rally for Appeal in Emily Fredricks Case

The Bicycle Coalition will gather outside the DA’s Office on Friday to protest a Philadelphia judge’s recent dismissal of charges against the driver of the trash truck that struck and killed Fredricks in 2017.


Opinion

Philly’s Local TV Broadcasts Were a Masterclass in How Not to Cover a Live Shooting

City

City, State Politicians Call for Stricter Gun Laws After North Philly Shooting

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Celebrity

Tina Fey Came to Philly Last Night and Proved Just How Philly She Is

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The Best Thing This Week

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Catching Up With Bobby Hill

When you’re already an angel, where on Earth do you go from here?

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From the mag

Sneak Peek: Inside Philadelphia Magazine’s September 2019 Issue

Our September issue drops this week. In it, learn how your kids’ teachers really feel about you.

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City

With Pa. Turnpike Lawsuit Dismissed, SEPTA Can Breathe a Big Sigh of Relief

A federal appeals judge ruled that the Turnpike’s $450 million annual payments to PennDOT (and SEPTA) are indeed constitutional.

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City

Bicyclists to Rally for Appeal in Emily Fredricks Case

The Bicycle Coalition will gather outside the DA’s Office on Friday.

Opinion

Philly’s Local TV Broadcasts Were a Masterclass in How Not to Cover a Live Shooting

From helicopter video showing police deployment to misleading breaking-news updates, Wednesday’s local TV news coverage left plenty to be desired.

City

Local Politicians Call for Stricter Gun Laws After North Philly Shooting

In a strong show of unity, more than two dozen officials gathered at City Hall on Thursday.


Can Temple Find Its Way?

Can Temple Find Its Way?

Even as its national profile grows, the city’s largest university finds itself stumbling from one leadership crisis to the next.


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Celebrity

Tina Fey Came to Philly Last Night and Proved Just How Philly She Is

"I go to Pica’s, I hit Wawa, I murder some Tastykakes," Fey said when asked what her first stops are when she comes here.

City

5 Takeaways From Amazon’s Meek Mill Documentary Series

“Free Meek” examines the Philadelphia rapper’s more than decade-long entanglement with the criminal justice system.

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City

What We Know About the North Philly Shooting That Injured 6 Police Officers

The suspect in Wednesday’s hours-long standoff has been identified by police sources as 36-year-old Maurice Hill. Here’s what we know about him and the incident.

City

With 36 Hours of Woodstock, WXPN Leads an Aural Trip to the ’60s

In honor of the Woodstock 50th anniversary, WXPN will broadcast four days’ worth of audio from the festival, timed to line up with the set times of the original performers.

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City

Judge Dismisses Charges Against Trash Truck Driver Who Struck Cyclist

Jorge Fretts was charged with vehicular homicide in February, more than a year after he fatally struck Emily Fredricks.

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Opinion

Clarkville “Silent Protest” Is a Textbook Example of How Not to Be a White Ally

Clarkville, a pizzeria in West Philly, and nearby bar Local 44 were recently faced with a series of staff protests and a subsequent mass resignation […]

City

You Can Now Use the SEPTA App to Add Money to Your Key Card

Welcome to the 21st century, SEPTA!

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City

Flash Flooding Could Dampen Your Evening Commute

Heavy rains and severe storms are headed for our area on Tuesday afternoon — yet again.

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Suburbs

The Iconic Tower Theater Spire Will Be Gone by the End of the Week

According the mayor of Upper Darby, it is structurally unsound and poses a hazard to public safety.

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