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Here’s the Scathing Investigative Report on the City’s Response to Civil Unrest in 2020

City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart’s damning report comes after investigators interviewed dozens of residents, city leaders and police officials but, notably, not Jim Kenney.


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Who, Exactly, Is Philly Fighting COVID?

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Philadelphia Health Department Severs Relationship with Philly Fighting COVID

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Barstool Sports Is Betting Big on Philly. But Are We the City They Think We Are?

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Here Comes the Snow! Philly Area Prepares for First Big Snowfall in a Really Long Time

Parts of the region could see up to a foot, though there’s still a bit of uncertainty in the forecast.

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15-Year-Old Montco Girl Somehow Makes the Perfect Christmas Song for 2020

“I’ve never experienced anything like this,” said singer-songwriter WALLIS on Thursday night as her single “Lonely Christmas” breached 100,000 YouTube views.

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Conde Nast Traveler Names Philadelphia a Top Destination on 2021 “Gold List”

The magazine listed Philly as one of the eight best destinations in the whole wide world, along with places like Rome and St. Barts.

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Let’s Talk About the Economic Reason “Defund the Police” May Be a Hard Sell in Philadelphia

The call to reduce police power in major cities like Philly is necessary — but those who still depend on the salaries, pensions and benefits associated with the troubled institution can’t see a viable future without it.

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How Philadelphia-Area Santas Are Dealing With a COVID Christmas

From tire juggling to playing Santa behind a plastic wall, five performers tell us how they’ve adapted their Christmastime acts.

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A Philly-Area Dad Just Built an App That Lets You Find Houses With Awesome Holiday Lights

“It’s just a way for people to show off a little during these dark times,” says Father-of-the-Year candidate Mike Kane. “And for others to find joy.”


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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End of an Era: Hurricane Schwartz Abandons Long-Range Winter Forecasts

The meteorologist who brought total winter snow predictions to Philadelphia 23 years ago explains why climate change is forcing him to retire them.

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Yes, You Can Get the City to Cover Your Car’s Pothole Damage

This and four other takeaways from our conversation with Philadelphia streets commissioner Carlton Williams.

Opinion

Best Thing: Patti LaBelle Gushes About Philly in the New York Times

Our Queen of Soul gets the royal treatment, and she heaps praise on her hometown.

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Comcast Exec Accused of Cyberstalking a Woman Who Worked for Him

Cathy Beazley alleges things got scary after she repeatedly rebuffed the advances of Michael DelCiello, a senior vice president at the corporation.

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Tornadoes, Thunderstorms, 70-Degree Days: Is This the New Fall in Philly?

We’ve assembled a panel of climate experts and they tell us that basically, regrettably, the answer is: yes.

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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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Tigre Hill’s New Documentary Delves Into Sean Schellenger Killing

The West Philly filmmaker interviewed the family of the developer as well as Michael White, the man who stabbed him to death in Rittenhouse Square in 2018.

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Poor Gritty Only Got One Vote for President in Philly

And Kayne West got 2,387.5 percent more votes than Elizabeth Warren. (Ouch!)  These and other sad, surprising, and sometimes downright silly observations from Philly’s write-in votes in the 2020 presidential election.

Opinion

I’m a Penn Alum — There’s Nothing Charitable About Their $100 Million Donation

The big gift to the school district doesn’t settle the ongoing debate over whether the multibillion-dollar institution is doing enough to pay its fair share.

Opinion

Another PA Republican Tests Positive for COVID, This Time Mid-Meeting With Trump

If you’re looking to stop super-spreaders in Pennsylvania, maybe start with Republican lawmakers in Harrisburg, many of whom to this day still refuse to wear masks.

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