interboro school district board treasurer christine alonso at black lives matter protest in ridley

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.


A Philly Trashman on Picking Up Your Garbage in the Middle of a Pandemic


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

Best of Philly 2020: City Life

Best of Philly 2020: City Life

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Intubated and Unconscious: My Battle With COVID-19

Robert Calandra spent 13 days on a ventilator and lost 27 pounds in his fight with the coronavirus. But he came out the other side with a newfound clarity.

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Philly Just Canceled Its Live Fourth of July Fireworks Show

Instead, the entirety of Wawa Welcome America will go virtual.


Dear COVID Quitters, We Couldn’t Have Gotten This So Wrong Without You

As the pandemic death toll tops 122,000 in America — that’s 40 9/11’s — people are still fighting for the freedom to make it worse.


Yes, Defund the Police, But Here Are More Ways to Abolish Cop Culture

Incremental changes have begun to tear at the fabric of policing in America. Yet there are many ways we continue to glorify this troubled institution.

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Phillies Announcer Scott Franzke on How to Call Your Family Wiffle Ball Game Like a Pro

Miss watching the Phils play? Add some drama to your next game with these tips.

Best Thing This Week: Malcolm Jenkins’s New Gig

Here’s to a warrior on and off the field.

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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Eastern State Just Canceled This Year’s Terror Behind the Walls

The roughly 200-year-old prison-turned-historical-and-educational-site will also lay off 40 percent of its staff.

bob brady, the former u.s. congressman from philadelphia and current head of Philly's Democratic party

Dear Bob Brady: Your Time Is Up

That’s the message that ward leader Brian Eddis just delivered to the former U.S. congressman, who has been the head of Philadelphia’s Democratic City Committee since way back in 1986.

philly restaurants not practicing social distancing after reopening for outdoor dining

City Threatens to Shut Down Restaurants Where Outdoor Dining Rules Aren’t Being Followed

Residents have filed complaints against Porcini in Rittenhouse Square and Oregon Steaks in South Philly, among other restaurants.


Philly Mag Editor Announces He’ll Leave at the End of the Summer

Tom McGrath told staffers that the September issue will be his final one.

Philly police commissioner Danielle Outlaw, who was the subject of threats by Peter Fratus, according to the FBI

Feds Charge Man With Threatening Philly Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw

The FBI says that the man admitted to investigators that he had “crossed the line.”

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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.

a man with a gun guards the christopher columbus statue in south philadelphia

Those Assault Rifles Down at the Columbus Statue May Be Perfectly Legal

Plus: George Bochetto takes the city to court over the monument. And a court official gets fired after a caught-on-camera tirade.

men armed with guns and bats "defending" the christopher columbus statue in south philadelphia

Men Break Out Guns, Bats and Hatchets to “Protect” South Philly’s Christopher Columbus Statue

Meanwhile, the Christopher Columbus statue just over the bridge in Camden, New Jersey has been removed.


White People, Please Stop Declaring Yourself Allies

Here’s why I’m troubled by the resurgence of ally culture: You don’t get a badge of honor for helping to dismantle the racist system you’re complicit in.

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David Magerman’s Big Plan to Burn Down the Internet

Like a lot of people, Main Line multimillionaire David Magerman believes Google, Facebook and other tech giants are using our private data to manipulate the world. Unlike a lot of people, he’s come up with a radical plan to fight back.

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