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Turns Out “Missing” Main Line Man Was Just a Sex Offender in Hiding

The feds say Tim Dillon was living 2,000 miles away under an assumed name.


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Has Philly Turned a COVID Corner? This Pandemic Modeling Expert Is Optimistic

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This South Jersey Woman Helped Lead the Charge Up the Capitol Steps

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Sea Shanties — Yes, Sea Shanties — Are Making a Comeback, Thanks in Part to This Delco Teen

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The Latest Pennsylvania Polls Show Biden Ahead. Can You Believe Them?

The majority of pollsters show Trump consistently trailing in the Keystone State. We ask one why he’s so confident.

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One of Philly Mag’s “Most Influential” Was Just Charged with Setting a Police Car on Fire

Activist Anthony Smith and two other men have been charged with arson stemming from an incident earlier this year.

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A Troubling Number of PA Voters Believe in Bonkers Conspiracy Theories

A new study shows that 60 percent of the state’s registered voters have seen the claim that Hollywood and Democratic elites regularly participate in child sex trafficking. Worse: Twenty-two percent believe it.

Opinion

The Killing of Walter Wallace Jr. Is the Assassination of Philadelphia As We Knew It

When a disabled Black man is shot in cold blood by the police, there’s no way we can continue to call ourselves the City of Brotherly Love.

Opinion

The 5 Things Philly Democrats Need to Do in the Final Week Before Election Day

Engaging voters has never been more crucial than in this election cycle, but there are a few commonsense tactics that are still being neglected.

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Philly on Edge After Cops Shoot and Kill Black Man in West Philly

On Monday afternoon, Philadelphia police shot and killed Walter Wallace, who was reportedly armed with a knife. Unrest followed. An investigation is underway.


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.


The 76 Most Influential People in Philadelphia

How 2020 turned power on its head.

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These Philly Activists Called for the Rizzo Statue Removal Long Before It Was Popular

Anthony Smith, Deandra Jefferson and Megan Malachi have been growing Philly for REAL Justice’s influence since 2015 and are now seeing many of their once-widely criticized demands become reality.

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These Philly Union Leaders’ Influence Extends Beyond Labor Organization

Union power is changing in Philadelphia. And Ryan Boyer, Jerry Jordan and Chris Woods are leading the way.

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How Gritty (and His Entourage) Made it Okay to Laugh Again

2020 has sucked, but at least we still have the big orange furball.

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Three Philadelphians Using Their Social Media Platforms to Effect Real Change

In a year where social media was more vital than ever, these Philadelphians stood out.

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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.


Opinion

Best Thing: One More Trump Campaign Lie Bites the Dust

A new study shows that sanctuary city policies do exactly what they’re intended to do, not what the President and his cronies say they do.

Guides

The No-BS Guide to the 2020 Presidential Election in Philly

President. Attorney general. A shot for Dems to take over the state legislature. Ballot questions. What you need to know about the latest most important election of your lifetime.

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The Trump Campaign Has Creepily Trolled Philly for “Evidence” of Voter Fraud

Images from Philly social media feeds — and surveillance cameras!!! — wound up as court exhibits in Trump’s lawsuit against the Commonwealth.

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Why the SCOTUS Ruling on PA’s Mail-Ballot Deadline Is Both Good News and Extremely Ominous

The court declined to overturn the state Supreme Court, which means the state’s extended mail-in ballot deadline will stand. But with the vote split 4-4 and a new conservative justice set to join the court, there’s every indication that rulings like this will soon be things of the past.

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