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Opinion

Philly’s Great Office Building Conversion Needs to Start Right Now

Empty office buildings could spell the end of Center City as we’ve known it. But if we take these three steps quickly, we can solve the problem — and create an even brighter future for Philadelphia.


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Fight Like a Girl: The New Wave of High-School Wrestling

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Death Can Be Isolating and Dehumanizing. But What If It Didn’t Have to Be?

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Josh Shapiro for President?

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Philly Today: Democrat Kevin Boyle Caught on Video in Tirade at Local Bar

Plus, PATCO’s “ghost station” to reopen in mere months.

Philadelphia police say the man wearing the motorcycle helmet in the wild viral motorcycle video from Sunday night is 26-year-old Cody Heron
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Philly Today: Wild Biker Cody Heron Pleads Guilty in Infamous Road Rage Case

His lawyer hopes a boot camp program could have him out by early 2025.

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Philly Today: Mayor’s Office Learns Not to Mess with Librarians

Plus, the weirdest news you’ll hear all week. (We hope.)

Philadelphia school Cedar Grove Christian Academy, which the NAACP has told to remove its ban on "big Afros" and dreads
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Philly Today: NAACP Tells City School to End Ban on “Big Afros”

Plus, Rochelle Bilal campaign goes all conspiracy-theory on the Inquirer.

Philadelphia Sheriff Rochelle Bilal
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Philly Today: A Bizarre Rochelle Bilal Mystery Emerges

Plus, why Philly might go nuts on July 4, 2026.

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Fight Like a Girl: The New Wave of High-School Wrestling 

Just three years after the founding of the first girls’ high-school wrestling team in Pennsylvania, nearly 200 squads now compete.


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?


Legislators just banned buskers like this juggler from most of the Ocean City Boardwalk in New Jersey
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Philly Today: Ocean City Is About to Get Even Less Fun

Plus, who keeps $100,000 sitting around in their house? In Delco?!

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Meet the Philly Super-Musician Up for Two Grammys on Sunday

Adam Blackstone, who performs at the Super Bowl just one week after going to the Grammys, talks working with Rihanna and eating lobster rolls in Rittenhouse.

6ABC's Payton Domschke, Philadelphia's newest meteorologist
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Philly Today: There’s a New Weather Woman in Town

Plus: A reminder to behave on airplanes. Or at least keep your pants on.

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Other Than a Sixers Arena, What Would You Build at Market East?

A workshop over the weekend attempted to answer that very question.

a feral cat like one that a Philadelphia-area animal shelter will neuter after naming it after your ex-boyfriend in their Valentine's Day promotion
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Philly Today: Local Animal Shelter Will Name a Feral Cat After Your Ex-Boyfriend — Then Neuter Him

Plus, the Grammy-nominated Philly artist you’ve never heard of.

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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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How Did Penn Get Here?

Our city’s most important institution hasn’t just been rocked by free-speech woes. It faces an even deeper crisis about what its real purpose is.

Madonna at Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia on Thursday night for her Celebration Tour
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After Lots and Lots of Waiting, Madonna Finally Takes the Stage in Philadelphia

There were tears. There were complaints about tardiness. And there were many, many Madonna hits.

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3 Ideas To Make Philly’s Life Sciences Boom Benefit All of Philadelphia

The life sciences boom in Philly is crucial to the region’s future, but it needs to do more to benefit all Philadelphians.

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From Woody’s to RuPaul: Sapphira Cristál’s Glorious Journey

After 11 — yes, 11 — auditions, one Philly drag queen has achieved her dream of becoming a contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race. But she’s not done dreaming.

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