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School District Board Says It Can’t Remove Embattled Official Christine Alonso

But one board member is publicly calling for Alonso’s resignation after her appearance at a counter demonstration to a Black Lives Matter protest in Delco.


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A Philly Trashman on Picking Up Your Garbage in the Middle of a Pandemic

Opinion

Owens: I’m Tired of Black Leaders Being Brought in to Clean Up White People’s Messes

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Best of Philly 2020: City Life

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Opinion

What Should Being Black in Philly Look Like? It Shouldn’t Be a Choice Between Facing Racism or Transphobia

Roberto Thornton on the need for Philadelphia to be welcoming of all.

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Q&A

Rebecca Rhynhart on Her Political Aspirations and the One Book Everyone Should Read

The City Controller talks about the game you can’t beat her at and the importance of leadership in a crisis.

Opinion

Best Thing This Week: Ballard Spahr’s Racial Justice and Equality Initiative

The Philly firm will put the power of its 250-person litigation team to work for racial justice … for free

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Indoor Dining Still Not Coming Back Yet, Says Farley

We can’t say we’re all that disappointed by the news. Plus: Parents don’t want to send their kids back to Philly public schools, and why a convicted Abscam politician has caught the attention of the feds yet again.

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We Sat Through (Most of) the Art Commission’s Five-Hour Columbus Statue Zoom Call

Competing sets of facts, allegations of survey fraud, and testimony from no fewer than two disgraced Philly politicians.

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City Council Eyes a New Homelessness Solution: Tiny Homes

Plus: The cops fired for racist Facebook posts can’t even file a lawsuit protesting their termination without being racist.


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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Driving on the Turnpike Is Going to Get Much More Expensive (For Some)

Plus: Attorney General Josh Shapiro has threats of his own for the federal government, and Citizens Bank Park is opening back up to the public … for concerts.

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“Is Fox 29 Turning Into Fox News?” Inside Allegations of an “Extremely Conservative” Newsroom Culture

Several former and current employees at Fox 29 allege that the station’s newsroom is run by “toxic, super-white, and Trump-apologizing management.”

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Trump Threatens to Send Federal Agents to Philly, Krasner Threatens to Charge Them

The not-so-slow lurch of authoritarianism gets one step closer to Philly. Plus: Fauci’s coronavirus pessimism and signs that another Hollywood A-list movie is on its way to shoot in Philly.

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Congrats: Philadelphians Are Among America’s Top Mask-Wearers, Per Study

Not that the caliber of competition is very high. Plus: how to cool down during the first high heat emergency of the summer, and a behind-the-scenes peek into Sixers forward Matisse Thybulle’s life in the NBA bubble.

Opinion

In Praise of the City Government About-Face

Protesters have forced Mayor Jim Kenney to change his mind and behavior on a number of different subjects. That’s a good thing.

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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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Beware, Philly: The Dreaded Boot Is Back

Plus: The city postpones plans to force out the “protest camp” that’s been on the Ben Franklin Parkway since June.

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Best of Philly: Here’s to the Scientists and Frontline Heroes Fighting for Our Lives

Whether they’re helping patients who are sick or homing in on a vaccine, let’s hear it for the scientists.

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Best of Philly: Here’s to Philly’s Small Business Owners Striving to Stay Afloat

They already put themselves on the line. Then came a catastrophe.

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Best of Philly: Here’s to the People Who Protested

They’ve marched in Center City and South Philly, on 52nd Street and in Fishtown. And they’re changing the world.

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