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News

Good Morning America Told Ala Stanford The City Named a Street After Her. They Didn’t.

The nationally-televised gesture was essentially a publicity stunt. But recognizing the founder of the Black Doctor’s COVID-19 Consortium is still a great idea. Here’s what needs to happen to make it a reality.


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News

Germantown Academy Fires Popular Spanish Teacher Amid Allegations of Sexual Abuse

fdr park golf course
Longform

How the Pandemic Turned a South Philly Golf Course Into the City’s Best New Park

the sound of philadelphia
Longform

An Oral History of the Sound of Philadelphia

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Help This Prominent West Philly Artist Reunite With His Stolen Painting

“I’ve been working on this for three years, and it just vanished on Sunday,” says Raphael Tiberino, whose family has been making art in Philly since the 1960s.

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News

Urban Outfitters HQ Employees Say They’re Forced to Work In-Person During COVID

“It’s an incredibly toxic place to work,” says one employee.

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News

Chuck Peruto Says He’s Officially Running for District Attorney

The lawyer who defended Joey Merlino and Gary Heidnik blames DA Larry Krasner for the city’s surge in gun violence.

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Longform

For 25 Years, Jimmy Dennis Was on Death Row. Then One Day, He Wasn’t.

The Philadelphia musician spent the prime of his life in prison for murder, until the courts said he should never have been convicted.

monopoly
News

The Strange Philly History of the Monopoly Board Game

What started as a socialist parable turned into a capitalist dream, thanks to a little light theft, repackaging, and some brisk sales at Wanamaker’s.

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News

Some Good COVID News for a Change

The various developments concerning vaccines threaten to overshadow the most immediate piece of good pandemic news: Case counts in the Philly region continue to drop.


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.


Opinion

Why Is Philly In Such a Mess Right Now? Because Our Politicians Have Lost Their Souls

Remember when elected officials here used to curse each other out and literally fight in City Council? The current class of local politicians is what Ed Rendell would call “wusses.”

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News

You Can Pry My Shoveled Parking Spot From My Cold Ungloved Hands

After 20 years of owning a car in Philadelphia, I finally picked a side in the no-savesies war. Find your own damn spot.

News

Got a Shot From Philly Fighting COVID? Here’s What to Do Now

Thousands of people who got a first dose of the COVID vaccine from the start-up have been anxiously wondering when they’ll get their second shots.

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News

You’ll Soon Be Able to Track Philly’s Snowplows On Your Phone

The city is getting ready to debut PlowPHL, a snowplow-tracking app.

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Opinion

One Reason I Hope We Never Stop Wearing Masks

An unexpected upside to wearing face masks in Philly? Getting a little anonymity in this small town.

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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.


stephanie hazelton (aka ayla wolf) of medford at the capitol attack
News

Medford Mom Stephanie Hazelton Charged By Feds In Capitol Riots

Her lawyer calls the charges “ridiculous” and says the case could have a “chilling effect” on the First Amendment rights of every American.

Opinion

New Report Makes It Crystal Clear: Kenney and Outlaw Both Must Resign for Violating Human Rights

Philadelphia can no longer claim to be a beacon of democracy, free speech and diversity if it continues to be governed by those who would breach those values. The Mayor and his police commissioner need to step down.

cicadas
News

And Now, Cicadas!

They’ll make their arrival in the region sometime in May or June.

philadelphia police using tear gas on protesters, who are filing a lawsuit over the use of tear gas
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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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