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Yes, Philadelphia Is Safer Than They Say on TV

The city has made the national news far too often recently for incidents involving crime and public safety. A new administration has big plans to change — and correct — the narrative.


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An Optimist’s Guide to Philadelphia

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Allan Domb Is Upbeat About Philly’s Economy (And You Should Be, Too)

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Believe It Or Not, Philadelphia Is Getting Cleaner

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Philly Today: City’s Unemployment Rate Drops to Lowest in 30 Years

Pew’s latest report on Philadelphia contains plenty of good news.

Mickey Mouse at Disney World, which is just down the road from Comcast's Universal Studios
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Philly Today: Disney World Has a Major Comcast Problem

Plus, police make quick arrest in Center City stabbings.

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Four Years After the Pandemic Began, Are We All Just Awkward Now?

In the wake of COVID isolation, socializing seems so much harder than it used to be.

You can now get dirt cheap flights from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh on Frontier Airlines. (Photo illustration by Jamie Leary)
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Philly Today: It’s Now Cheaper to Fly to Pittsburgh From Philadelphia Than Drive

New flights start May 16th. Plus, a breathtaking new local album.

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Philly Today: When That Phone Call From Your Kid Actually Isn’t

A local couple was just scammed out of $34,000.

A sign for Media Food Bank at First United Methodist Church, where a lawsuit has erupted over another food bank.
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Philly Today: A Food Bank Fight Fumes in Delco

It’s “complicated,” says an attorney representing one of the feuding food banks. You can say that again!


Best of Philly 2023: City Life

Best of Philly 2023: City Life

An irresistible gossipmonger, numerous near-champions, and a roadway rebuild for the ages

Post-COVID, Does Center City Have a Future?

Post-COVID, Does Center City Have a Future?

Back in the day, Philly, like a lot of cities, banked on a revival of its downtown to spark new life. The plan worked fine — for Center City. But now that the pandemic has emptied offices, boomer residents are aging, and millennials are opting for the ’burbs, where do we go from here?


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Philly Today: Shootings Have Plummeted to Pre-Pandemic Levels

And homicides are headed that way as well. Plus, Cecily Tynan tried her best to clear up eclipse misinformation.

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10 Bonkers Things That Happened at WrestleMania 40

Our favorite moments, from Jason Kelce to the return of The Rock to South Street antics that could only happen here

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Yes, Philadelphia Is Safer Than They Say on TV

The city has made the national news far too often recently for incidents involving crime and public safety. A new administration has big plans to change — and correct — the narrative.

Guides

An Optimist’s Guide to Philadelphia

From crime to trash to the economy, there are thousands of reasons to feel bullish about the future of our amazing city.

Opinion

Why Allan Domb Is Upbeat About Philly’s Economy

The developer and former City Councilperson knows a thing or two about finances. Here’s why he’s bullish on the economy in Philadelphia

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How the Pandemic Turned a South Philly Golf Course Into the City’s Best New Park

How the Pandemic Turned a South Philly Golf Course Into the City’s Best New Park

The former municipal golf course at FDR Park became an indispensable natural refuge for many locked-down South Philadelphians over the past year.

An Oral History of the Sound of Philadelphia

An Oral History of the Sound of Philadelphia

Fifty years after founding their legendary Philadelphia International Records, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, with friends and collaborators from Thom Bell to John Oates to Patti LaBelle, look back on the musical partnership that came to define the city.


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10 Philly Voices That Give Us Hope for the Future of City Politics

After so much politics-as-usual, the tide feels like it could be turning, thanks to a group of politicians, activists, and community advocates, some new and some simply bringing new energy.

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Believe It Or Not, Philadelphia Is Getting Cleaner

Fewer plastic bags! More street sweeping! And other reasons to feel like litter is on the retreat.

A USGS "shake map" of the earthquake felt in Philadelphia on Friday morning
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The Great Philadelphia Earthquake of 2024

Who felt it. And who didn’t.

SEPTA's new fare gates at 69th Street Station are supposed to prevent fare evasion
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SEPTA’s New “High-Tech” Fare Gates Are Astonishingly Easy to Beat

The agency insists the devices will curb fare evasion. Others, including SEPTA employees, aren’t so sure.

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