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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

Best of Philly 2020: City Life
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Best of Philly 2020: City Life

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Live Aid in Philly: An Oral History

In their own words, superstars Tina Turner, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page and locals like Patti LaBelle, Pierre Robert, Stephen Starr and Robert Drake explain what it was like that crazy day 35 years ago.

Opinion

Citizens of Philly and Pennsylvania, Push Your Leaders to Get Election Day Right

We will be in the world spotlight on Election Day. There are three things we can do right now to ensure that we’re a shining beacon of democracy.

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National Coin Crisis Comes to Your Neighborhood Wawa

The convenience store chain is begging customers to pay with cards — or exact change — thanks to the country’s coin shortage.

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Authors Cancel Appearances at the Free Library in Solidarity With Black Workers There

Plus: A woman in a wheelchair was shot with roman candles. Yes, you read that right.

80 Notable Philly Institutions and Businesses That Received PPP Loans

Starr Restaurants, the Barnes Foundation, Pat’s Steaks, Friends’ Central, Boyds, the Kline & Specter personal injury law firm, and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia all received at least $150,000 (and sometimes a good bit more).

Opinion

I’m Done Reasoning With COVID Safety Violators Who Have a Death Wish

We’re at a point in this deadly pandemic where those of us who are determined to stay safe can no longer waste our energy trying to save those who clearly couldn’t care less.


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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West Philly’s Rick Krajewski on Running for Office, Defunding the PPD and the National Leftist Uprising

Helped by an endorsement from Bernie Sanders, the activist-turned-politician’s victorious primary campaign in West Philly’s 188th District is being mentioned with those of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jamaal Brown and his friend Nikil Saval.

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Ghislaine Maxwell “Confidante” Laura Goldman Rears Head in Epstein Saga

The stockbroker turned convicted stalker turned Philly-based journalist was interviewed by Piers Morgan on Monday. It didn’t go so well.

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Woman Claims She Was Sexually Assaulted By a Co-Worker at GoPuff — and Then Retaliated Against

Plus: Old City gone wild. Again.

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We Need to Support Black-Owned Businesses. Here Are 300+ Places in Philly to Start

Shopping at and supporting Black-owned businesses is one step we can all take to begin confronting racial economic inequity.

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Welp, So Much for Social Distancing at the Jersey Shore Over 4th of July Weekend

Plus: Spraygrounds and the Philadelphia Zoo reopen, and the Phillies are back at the ballpark.

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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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Land of Hope and Dreams

The troubling disappearance of young Dulce Maria Alavez has obscured a very different story about the South Jersey town of Bridgeton: how Mexican immigrants are breathing new life into it. 

Best Thing: Gritty’s Big Queer Eye Makeover

That navel! Those eyebrows! How do you improve on perfection?

Opinion

Karens Were Dangerous Before. Now They’re Armed

Karens — racist people who weaponize white supremacy against Black people — have permeated every level of American life, all the way up to the Karen-in-Chief. It’s time to cancel Karen culture.

Wendell Potter on Why America’s Healthcare System Is to Blame for Our Poor Coronavirus Response

The former Cigna insurance executive has been firing off righteous screeds against his old industry on Twitter, outlining just how broken the system is amid the pandemic.

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