it was inside a philadelphia polling place like this one where mark squilla staffer Marie Beren is accused by the feds of participating in a conspiracy to commit voter fraud
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Mark Squilla Staffer Charged in South Philly Voter Fraud Conspiracy

Prosecutors say Marie Beren, who is no longer with Squilla’s office, used her role as a de facto judge of elections in three South Philly voting divisions to cast fraudulent votes for candidates at all levels of government.


Springside Chestnut Hill Academy math teacher Andrew Wolf, who has been arrested by the FBI and charged with child pornography (photo via SCH Facebook page)
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Disturbing New Details Emerge About Springside Chestnut Hill Teacher Charged with Child Porn

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As I Turn 30, I Wish Philly the Same Confidence It Gave Me

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Meanwhile, the Main Line Has Its Own Christopher Columbus Monument to Grapple With

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Ugly Betty’s Ana Ortiz on Meeting Tom Hanks, Swimming in Swann Fountain, and Having a Dad on City Council

The UArts alum talks about her role in Hulu’s Love, Victor, her first concert at JFK Stadium, and two things she does not miss about Philadelphia.

Opinion

We Have a Chance to Create the Philly Pride Celebration We Truly Deserve

The abrupt departure of Philly Pride Presents leadership gives LGBTQIA community members a golden opportunity to build something that represents all of us — and completely unlike what came before.

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Philly’s Biggest Kickstarter Ever Is Still Infuriating Backers Five Years Later

Some have finally received their “redefined” air conditioner. But most are still waiting, even though you can buy a version of the unit online with two-day delivery.

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Philly’s Ex-Litter Czar on Why the Hell the City Can’t Pick Up Trash on Time

Nic Esposito spent years in city government trying to reduce trash. Now on the outside, he tells us why the Streets Department can’t seem to take care of its most basic responsibilities.

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Vote for Your Best of Philly Favorites

We want to hear what you think is the best of the best.

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Zola Star Colman Domingo Talks Cooking, Coming Out, and Going to High School With Will Smith

The Overbrook High School grad will soon appear in Jordan Peele’s Candyman, the second season of Euphoria, and the seventh season of Fear the Walking Dead.


Six of Philly’s Best Writers on How the Past Year Changed the City — and Us All

Six of Philly’s Best Writers on How the Past Year Changed the City — and Us All

After a long, unprecedented year, Philadelphia is still standing. We asked these powerful voices to reflect on how their favorite places in the city evolved and endured.

Jill Biden Is Exactly What Washington, D.C., Needs: A Philly Girl

Jill Biden Is Exactly What Washington, D.C., Needs: A Philly Girl

The First Lady’s no-nonsense, relatable strength — born in New Jersey and forged in Willow Grove — is key to who she is and why she endures.


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Ray Didinger’s New Book Is Packed With Great Philly Sports Stories. These Are Five of Our Favorites

Father’s Day gift alert! From Mike Schmidt’s shrugs to Darryl Dawkins on the Declaration of Independence, the legendary Philadelphia sportswriter’s Finished Business is packed with anecdotes from our city’s complicated sporting history.

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A Temple Student Photographed Philly’s Summer of Protest. Now He’s Won a National Magazine Award

Isaac Scott, a 30-year-old master’s student at Tyler School of Art, won the award for his images, published in the New Yorker, of the George Floyd protests in Philadelphia.

south philadelphia actor jenna pinchbeck, who has taken bernard havard and walnut street theater to task on social media
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America’s Oldest Theater Wants to Shut This South Philly Actress Up

A lawyer representing Walnut Street Theatre and its extremely well-paid executive director, Bernard Havard, has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Jenna Pinchbeck over comments she’s been making on social media.

Opinion

I’m Boycotting the Philly Pride Parade Until It’s Under New Leadership

Philly Pride Presents doesn’t represent the LGBTQIA community. The group’s latest social media posts prove it.

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COVID Stole So Much, But It Couldn’t Take Away Music

During a year of disruption and disorientation, music kept so many of us connected — and helped us through even the most devastating losses.

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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.


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The Pandemic Forced Us Apart. Will Philadelphia Ever Fully Regain Its Intimacy?

What happens to a city when you can’t touch it?

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When Everything Shut Down, Philly’s Black Community Found New, Revolutionary Ways to Convene

When Odunde and the Roots Picnic were postponed, there came a wave of reimagination that, characteristic of our American experience, took the bad and made something new and good.

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In 2020, West Philadelphia Was the Best Place in This Terrible World

My neighborhood is committed to the American city despite the continuing problem of American history, profoundly welcoming, community-minded, and thirsty for justice.

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Six of Philly’s Best Writers on How the Past Year Changed the City — and Us All

After a long, unprecedented year, Philadelphia is still standing. We asked these powerful voices to reflect on how their favorite places in the city evolved and endured.

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