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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

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

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Rachel Levine Is Saving Pennsylvania — and Becoming an Accidental Icon in the Process

Public health officials are having a moment, and Pennsylvania’s own has offered a steady, composed, data-driven approach in a time when others have peddled panic and false hope.

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Philly Colleges Plan to Return In-Person. Some Professors Aren’t So Sure.

Do professors feel comfortable returning to teach on campus this fall? That depends on whom you ask — the administration or the faculty.

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Chaka Fattah Sr. Has Mysteriously Been Released from Federal Prison Way Early

Not bad for a guy who was just resentenced to ten years in prison last July.

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Here Are All of the Big Philadelphia Events Canceled Due to the New Coronavirus Moratorium

Plus: City of Philadelphia managing director Brian Abernathy says a Black person should replace him.

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Black Main Line Speaks: Stories of Racism at Main Line Schools

We spoke with three Black women behind an account shedding light on injustices in the wealthy area.

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Dozens of Philly Protesters Just Sued the City Over the Use of Tear Gas on I-676

Meanwhile, a separate suit was simultaneously filed by residents and protesters in West Philly surrounding police activity at a protest there.


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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Prosecutors Investigating After Wildwood Cop Punches Man in Head Over and Over Again

Plus: Rachel Levine has some potentially bad news for all of us.

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Meet the 2.5 Percent: Philly’s Black Business Owners in the Arts

In Philly, where only 2.5 percent of businesses are Black-owned, these entrepreneurs have overcome more obstacles than most. Then came the pandemic, which has created unique challenges for businesses that rely on gathering people indoors.

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Current and Fired Cops Sue City for $18 Million Over Philly Police Facebook Post Scandal

They claim their First Amendment rights to free speech were violated when the police department punished them over their social media activity, some of which was deemed violent and racist.

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Fox 29 Legal Analyst Says He Was Fired for Being “Too Pro-Black Lives Matter”

Ken Rothweiler accuses the local TV station of “blackballing” him.

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Sneak Peek: Inside Philadelphia Magazine’s August Issue

It’s our annual Best of Philly tribute.

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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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Best Thing: Philly Sports Are Back! Sort Of!

The sounds of summer — pro sports on the radio — return.

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Political Scientist Daniel Q. Gillion on What Makes Protest Movements Effective

Philly has had large and contentious protests, yet the Mayor’s proposed reforms are less radical than those considered in other cities. Penn professor Daniel Gillion explains why that’s not necessarily the end of the story.

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The Pandemic Canceled Michael Smerconish’s Tour, So He Recorded His One-Man Show in an Empty Bucks County Theater

Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Talking was written to be performed in theaters. It will air on CNN on Saturday night instead.

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Philly Health Officials Shut Down Two Restaurants After Citing Them for COVID Violations

Plus: Mike Pence manages to avoid a potentially germy fist bump with John McNesby. And Philly wants to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

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