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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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Yes, Even Your Outdoor Socially Distanced Thanksgiving Party Is Banned

The city has put the kibosh on all holiday celebrations with anyone outside your household. Well, except on Zoom.

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Philly Enacts Long New List of COVID Rules, Restrictions and Outright Prohibitions

Life as you know it, or at least as you’ve known it for the last few months, is about to change dramatically.

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The Little Poconos Town That Accidentally Got Cool

A bunch of young, entrepreneurial cool kids are shaking up the rural northeast Pennsylvania town of Honesdale and turning it a hot spot that could very well be the next Catskills.

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Now That I Never Leave My House, I’m Getting to Know All About the Spiders Who Live Here With Me

Endless months of homebound isolation will make you see your surroundings in a whole new way.

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Here’s How Philadelphia’s Pre-K Program Can Change an Entire Family’s Economic Prospects

We all know the benefits of early childhood education for kids. But the program has the potential to open up possibilities for their caretakers too.

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Japan’s President Biden Burger

Of course, it nods to Philly, where good things happen.


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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Sneak Peek: Inside Philadelphia Magazine’s December Issue

They slobber, they stink — and they’re the only thing getting lots of Philadelphians through a very tough year. Our December issue looks at how dogs have taken center stage in 2020.

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Pour One Out for the PA Treasury Twitter Account

The state treasury has one of the best political accounts in all the land. But with Joe Torsella’s shock defeat this week, its days are numbered.

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Al Schmidt Isn’t a “RINO.” And He Isn’t Hiding Corruption

Keep the city commissioner’s name out of your mouth, Mr. President.

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Trump Lawyer to Pennsylvania Judge: Nope, I’ve Got No Evidence of Voter Fraud

President Donald J. Trump has been aggressively pursuing voter fraud in the courts — but in Montgomery County, even his own lawyers admit there’s no grand conspiracy afoot.

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Judge Sends Anthony Smith Home After Receiving More Than 70 Letters of Support for the Activist

The West Philly resident will remain on a minimally restrictive form of house arrest until he goes to trial on charges that he participated in the arson of a cop car.

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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.


Opinion

Yes, Biden Won. Now Can We Talk About How His Campaign Nearly Blew It in Philly?

Black voters in Philly came up big for the new President-elect — but there are warning signs in the numbers.

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13 Winners and Losers From the 2020 General Election

You know Joe Biden is a winner and Donald Trump is a loser. But the election had ripple effects far beyond the top of the ballot. Here’s who came out on top — and who didn’t.

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Meet the Philly Nonprofit Behind Those Viral Dancing Mailboxes

As Philly fought for the count of all mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania, a set of well-crafted mailbox costumes caught the attention of the internet. Creator Spiral Q has a lot more where they came from.

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The Most Philly Photos and Videos from the Philly Victory Party

We’ll see your World Series and Super Bowl victory celebrations and raise you one Joe Biden-Kamala Harris-won-the-election celebration.

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