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Philadelphians Waste More Than a Millennium Sitting in Traffic Every Year

We knew congestion was getting worse in Philly, but this newly released report quantifies just how ghastly (and costly) it's become.


This Lesser-Known Liberty Bell Played a Big Role in Pa. Women’s Suffrage


The Paradox of Narcan: It Saves Lives, but Masks the Extent of the Opioid Epidemic

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More Philly Hospitals Are Becoming “Baby-Friendly.” Maybe That’s Not a Good Thing.

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The Roots Picnic Should Be at the Mann Center Every Year

It’s such a natural fit that you can’t help but wonder what took so long.


Josh Shapiro on Meeting the Pope, Gun Culture, and Custom Bocce Balls

The attorney general has been in the news all year for his office’s investigation of the Catholic Church.

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Best Thing This Week: Out With the Old…

Until we get term limits, there’s always the vote.

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Lyft’s $110 One-Way Shore Promo Isn’t Nearly as Good as It Sounds

For drivers and riders alike, the flat-rate offer has a fairly serious drawback.


Philly Mag Wins 8 City and Regional Magazine Awards

We took home awards in categories ranging from best column to best special issue. Read the award-winning work here.

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The Oldest SEPTA Key Cards Will Expire Soon, and They’re Not Even Fully Operational Yet

It’s been three years since the launch of SEPTA’s “modern” payment system, and you still can’t take a one-way trip on Regional Rail with a Key.

Can Temple Find Its Way?

Can Temple Find Its Way?

Even as its national profile grows, the city’s largest university finds itself stumbling from one leadership crisis to the next.

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Gamblers Sue SugarHouse Over “Illegitimate” Decks and Botched Card Games

The Philadelphia casino was fined by the state in 2018 for problems at its gaming tables, and now two men who say they lost more than $250,000 there want their money back … and then some.

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Shake-Ups and Sure Bets: Four Major Takeaways From Tuesday’s Primary

Black women winning big, union endorsements carrying weight, and a bad day for (some) incumbents were among the highlights of an eventful election.


Thomas and Gilmore Richardson Win in Council Primary, Heralding Arrival of Next Generation

Barring the unexpected, Katherine Gilmore Richardson and Isaiah Thomas will be the first millennials elected to serve on City Council come November.

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South Philly Woman Offers $1,000 for Return of Passport Stolen From Sprouts Market

Police are looking for this man in connection with a theft that has made Rebecca O’Leary’s life unusually Kafkaesque.


Tracey Gordon Defeats Longtime Incumbent Ron Donatucci for Register of Wills

Gordon ousted a politically well-connected opponent who has served in the position since 1980.

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Jamie Gauthier Defeats 27-Year Incumbent Jannie Blackwell in City Council Race

The stunning upset means that for the first time in 45 years, a member of the Blackwell family won’t hold the District 3 Council seat.

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In a Major Upset, Philly Nominates a Woman for Sheriff for the First Time

Rochelle Bilal handily beat embattled incumbent Jewell Williams on Tuesday. Here’s why her win is a #MeToo victory.


Kenney Easily Wins Democratic Nomination for Second Term

Which means, of course, the mayor will get a second term in November.

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SEPTA Has a Full Budget Again — at Least for Now

A new influx of cash from the Turnpike Commission should provide a reprieve, but the funding system is still deeply flawed.

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