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Inspector General: City Failed to Properly Vet Philly Fighting COVID

“Simply put, there is no question that the City of Philadelphia should never have been so closely aligned with PFC,” the city inspector general concludes, though he stops short of recommending any disciplinary action. 


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William Penn Only Spent Four Years In Pennsylvania, And Other Strange Founder Facts

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That Movie About an Upper Darby Bar Is Actually Getting Released This Month

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Didn’t Get an Email After Submitting a Vaccine Interest Form? The City Promises You’re on the List

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Inspector General: City Failed to Properly Vet Philly Fighting COVID

“Simply put, there is no question that the City of Philadelphia should never have been so closely aligned with PFC,” the city inspector general concludes, though he stops short of recommending any disciplinary action. 

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News

William Penn Only Spent Four Years In Pennsylvania, And Other Strange Founder Facts

The rest of the time, he was busy being accused of starting various riots, shopping for fancy clothes in Paris, and getting in lots of trouble with the authorities.

 

Pardons Board Votes in Favor of Former Eye Doc Who Went to Jail for Growing Pot

Eye doctor Paul Ezell went to jail in 2014 for growing marijuana that he’s always maintained was for his dying wife. This development puts him one step closer to getting his medical license — and his life — back.

on the left is callahan's bar in upper darby, which served as inspiration for the jeremy piven movie last call, depicted on the right in the movie poster
News

That Movie About an Upper Darby Bar Is Actually Getting Released This Month

Now that the Main Line developer behind the movie landed a deal with IFC Films, you’ll be able to stream “Last Call” online — or watch it in a theater, should you so desire.

News

Didn’t Get an Email After Submitting a Vaccine Interest Form? The City Promises You’re on the List

And if there’s any doubt, the health department says it will soon be sending check-in emails to everyone on the list. But if you’re really skeptical, you can always sign up again.

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Philly’s Simply Good Jars CEO to Appear on New “Shark Tank” Episode

Watch Jared Cannon pitch his healthy meal-in-a-jar company to the famed venture capitalists on March 5th.


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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More Pennsylvanians Have Been Arrested for Capitol Riots Than Residents of Any Other State

And which county in the United States leads the way? Idyllic old Bucks County.

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Q&A

Philadelphia Union Head Coach Jim Curtin on His Unused Peloton and What He Thinks of IPA Drinkers

Fresh off being named Major League Soccer’s 2020 Coach of the Year, Jim Curtin looks forward to the season’s first matches, which are expected to begin in April.

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New Scholarships at Community College of Philadelphia Honor Civil Rights Icon Octavius Catto

A fitting tribute to a Philadelphian who fought for education for all.

Opinion

Vaxathon Reveals There’s More to the Narrative About Black Americans and the COVID Vaccine

Yes, there is distrust of health care in the Black community, but Ala Stanford’s big Liacouras Center event proved that if you remove the barriers, people will get the shot.

Guides

Here’s Where to Get a COVID Vaccination in Philly

The Philadelphia vaccination sites include doctors’ offices, pharmacies, and various mass vaccination clinics run by the city and community partners.

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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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From Double Masking to When to Toss Your Cloth Mask: All Your COVID Masking Questions, Answered

With a more contagious variant in the U.S. and updated CDC masking guidelines, we take stock of the available science with immunologist Andrea Love and public-health expert Jessica Steier, of the Unbiased Science podcast.

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Longform

The World Is Freaking Out About Data Privacy, and DuckDuckGo Is Ready to Seize the Moment

The small but growing Paoli-based online privacy company is perfectly positioned to take on the Googles and Facebooks of the world — if it can survive its own success.

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Q&A

Sonia Sanchez Still Has Work to Do

With a new collection of poetry due out this April, the longtime Germantown resident and original Philadelphia poet laureate shares a fraction of her memories.

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Opinion

Kenney Must Do More Than “Acknowledge” Philly’s Gun-Violence Emergency

In a clumsy bit of political theater, the Mayor danced around Philadelphia’s current existential crisis. It’s an insult to Jamal Johnson, the man whose hunger strike made the city pay attention.

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