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Yes, Philadelphia Is Safer Than They Say on TV

The city has made the national news far too often recently for incidents involving crime and public safety. A new administration has big plans to change — and correct — the narrative.


Guides

An Optimist’s Guide to Philadelphia

Opinion

Allan Domb Is Upbeat About Philly’s Economy (And You Should Be, Too)

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Believe It Or Not, Philadelphia Is Getting Cleaner

Latest Stories

Philadelphia Mayor Cherelle Parker, who just appointed a Kensington drug czar
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Philly Today: Mayor Parker Names First Kensington Drug Czar

Plus, the parents of the original Philly measles patient reportedly ignored quarantine instructions. Paging Jawn Morgan!

The PECO Outage Map showing power outages in Philadelphia and the surrounding area as of Wednesday morning.
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Philly Today: PECO Says Some Customers Won’t Have Power Until Saturday

Plus, a Delco cheesesteak shop bans the most hated Flyers player in recent memory.

A Christopher Columbus monument in Philadelphia, where everybody freaked out about a William Penn statue
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Philly Today: Forget William Penn – Let’s Finally Rip Down This Monument

Plus, the latest Forbes list of our richest rich.

One of the South Street trash cans on the removal list
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Philly Today: South Street Is About to Get Even Trashier

A neighborhood org is removing 34 trash cans from the area without a replacement plan. Here’s why. Plus, a shakeup at the Inquirer.

Opinion

3 Simple Ideas to Improve Philly Schools

Allan Domb: The city’s future depends on it.

Al Schmidt, who says he can't keep Donald Trump off the 2024 Pennsylvania ballot, in 2020 as Trump supporters came to Philadelphia in protest
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Philly Today: Al Schmidt Won’t Remove Trump From Pennsylvania Ballot

Plus, mandatory masking returns to the Main Line amid health concerns.


Best of Philly 2023: City Life

Best of Philly 2023: City Life

An irresistible gossipmonger, numerous near-champions, and a roadway rebuild for the ages

Post-COVID, Does Center City Have a Future?

Post-COVID, Does Center City Have a Future?

Back in the day, Philly, like a lot of cities, banked on a revival of its downtown to spark new life. The plan worked fine — for Center City. But now that the pandemic has emptied offices, boomer residents are aging, and millennials are opting for the ’burbs, where do we go from here?


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About Last Night: Cherelle Parker Celebrates Becoming Philly’s 100th Mayor in Style

After being sworn in and signing her first executive orders, Parker continued the festivities at the Fillmore — and Philly showed up.

Stand-up comedian Jad Sleiman, whom WHYY fired as a producer of the Pulse after some WHYY executives got wind of his stand-up comedy videos
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WHYY Ordered to Give Fired Comedian His Job Back

The broadcaster terminated the former Pulse producer after his “offensive” online comedy videos came to light.

Opinion

5 Big Predictions for Philly Politics in 2024

Politics-as-usual in Philadelphia is about to get turned upside down. Here are the stories that will dominate the year ahead.

Some participants in the 2024 Philadelphia Mummers Parade
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Philly Today: The Mummers Came and Not Without Controversy

Plus, is that actual snow we see in the forecast?!

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The Best Philadelphia Magazine Long Reads of 2023

Cheesesteaks in Pakistan, investigations into Philadelphia’s biggest institutions, and, of course, plenty of sports. It’s our roundup of our favorite stories from 2023!

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

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

The former municipal golf course at FDR Park became an indispensable natural refuge for many locked-down South Philadelphians over the past year.

An Oral History of the Sound of Philadelphia

An Oral History of the Sound of Philadelphia

Fifty years after founding their legendary Philadelphia International Records, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, with friends and collaborators from Thom Bell to John Oates to Patti LaBelle, look back on the musical partnership that came to define the city.


Q&A

Low Cut Connie’s Adam Weiner Dislikes Phish As Much As You Do

The frontman and pianist talks music, South Philly, and being buds with Elton John.

News

Nolan Patrick, Cursed Flyers Phenom, Subject of Retirement Reports

Also: Bradley Cooper’s high-school reunion, Philly makes an uncredited cameo in Hulu holiday movie, and a huge night for Embiid and Maxey.

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Plan For Capping Vine Street Expressway Falls Into Place

Plus: The Mummers Parade wins “most festive and fun” and AI thinks Eagles fans can’t handle a loss.

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Ricardo, the Bull Who Got Loose on NJ Transit, Is Now a Giftable Plushie

Plus: The Eagles threw too long, the Sixers came up short, and Jefferson is getting larger

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