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City

Philly’s Freshman Four: Institutional Disregard for Black Lives Has Inflicted New Wounds and Reopened Old Ones

Philadelphia’s four newly elected Black City Councilmembers on the removal of the Rizzo statue, police brutality, and the roots causes of outrage.


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City

Good Riddance: The Frank Rizzo Statue Has Been Removed

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Shopping

Philadelphia Black-Owned Bookstores You Can Shop at Now

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City

White Men With Bats, Bombed ATMs, and an Alleged Looter Killed at South Philly Gun Store

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City

Philly’s “Freshman Four” Speak Out

The city’s newly elected Black City Councilmembers on the removal of the Rizzo statue, police brutality, and the root causes of outrage.

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City

Good Riddance: The Frank Rizzo Statue Has Been Removed

In a statement announcing the removal, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney called it “a deplorable monument to racism.”

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Shopping

Philadelphia Black-Owned Bookstores You Can Shop at Now

Support black-owned businesses while buying educational and informative books.

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City

White Men With Bats, Bombed ATMs, and an Alleged Looter Killed at South Philly Gun Store

There were fewer overall incidents on Monday and overnight, but the chaos continues.

City

What to Know and Expect During an Unprecedented Election Day in Philly

The polls are open. You probably have more questions than ever. We’re here to help.

City

As the City Burned, Some Philadelphians Chose to Protect a Target

While a battle against police brutality waged across the city, a very different picture was painted outside a South Philly Target.


Love, Money, Sex, Cheating: The Real Stories of 10 Philly Marriages

Love, Money, Sex, Cheating: The Real Stories of 10 Philly Marriages

An unfiltered, unvarnished look at what “till death do us part” means now.


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Opinion

You Can Be Supportive of the Rioters and Angry With the Looters at the Same Time

Some of us can direct our righteous anger in two different directions at once. More of us need to develop that capability.

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City

This May Be the Most Iconic Photo from the Philly Protests and Riots

The image was captured by Merion Station-based photographer Sarah Bloom, who tells us the story behind the photo.

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City

The National Guard Arrives in Philadelphia Amid the Riots

And yet your trash will be picked up right on schedule. (Supposedly).

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City

Mayor Kenney, Tear Down the Rizzo Statue Right Now

The Mayor chose to polish and protect a symbol of Philadelphia racism at the exact moment it should have been removed forever.

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Opinion

Philadelphia’s Anti-Racism Riot Was a Cry From a City That’s Had Enough

Saturday’s demonstration-turned-riot shows that Philadelphia has yet to seriously reckon with its racist history and pervasive inequity.

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Beyond Condoms, Cheese Puffs and Beer: How GoPuff Became Essential

Beyond Condoms, Cheese Puffs and Beer: How GoPuff Became Essential

The company is offering a lesson in adaptability and community partnerships during the pandemic.


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News

PHOTOS: Peaceful George Floyd Protests in Philadelphia Turn Violent

The Philadelphia protests in response to the killing of George Floyd began peacefully, but ended with fires, destruction and a city-imposed curfew.

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Best Thing: Let’s Pile Into the Car and Go Watch a Movie!

When social distancing shuts down your banquet venue, why not turn your parking lot into a drive-in theater?

City

Here Are All the Places You Can Drop Off Your Mail-In Ballot

Worried that your ballot won’t arrive in time? Don’t gamble on the mail — do this instead.

Opinion

By Hiding Positive Coronavirus Test, Pa. Republicans Proved They Consider Democrats Illegitimate

Setting aside the obvious medical malfeasance, there is a deeper illness inside the Republican caucus.

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