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City

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.


City

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

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City

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

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Health

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

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City

Looks Like We’ll Be Seeing a Lot of Joe Biden in Philly

The campaign has chosen our city for its national headquarters.

Politics

BBWC Activist Demands That Jannie Blackwell Retract Accusations of Violence

Blackwell, who is running for reelection in City Council’s District 3, has claimed that Abdul-Aliy Muhammad instigated a fight at a campaign event and “hit a cop in the face” during a protest.

City

This Is the Best Worst Map of Philadelphia Ever

When did City Hall move to Northeast Philly, and why are giant eggs attacking Roxborough?

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City

What Happened to Chris Stigall After He Left 1210AM? A Podcast, of Course.

We caught up with the longtime conservative talker to chat about his departure from the radio waves, his new online show, and, naturally, Brian Sims.

Opinion

What I Learned at the Mayoral Debate From Philly’s “Super Voters”: Older Black Women

I had the privilege of sitting among a group of women from all over the city weighing up the candidates like they were at a sporting event.

Politics

Mayoral Debate Takeaways: The Primary Finally Gets Interesting

Here’s what you need to know about the only televised debate of the mayoral vote.


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.


Politics

Elizabeth Warren to Drop Into Philly to Talk With Teachers Union

Her visit comes five days before Joe Biden kicks off his campaign on the Parkway.

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Politics

What to Expect at the 2019 Mayoral Primary’s Only Televised Debate

Incumbent Jim Kenney squares off against challengers Anthony Williams and Alan Butkovitz on Monday night.

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City

Lew Blum, the Tow-Truck King Philly Loves to Hate, Needs a Hug

He was known for hauling away illegally parked cars all over the city. Then he pissed off the wrong people.

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City

Nina Simone’s Complicated Relationship With Philadelphia

Her career might have turned out a bit differently had it not been for Philly.

City

The Best Thing This Week: Making It Rein

West Philly’s Work to Ride program saddles up with Ralph Lauren.

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City

Scenes From the Philly Planned Parenthood Protest

The nationally promoted anti-abortion gathering felt in some ways like a Trump voter family reunion.

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City

Pennsylvania Ranks Third for Number of Bigfoot Sightings

That’s according to a list compiled by the very scientific Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization.

City

DA’s Office to Axios: You Got Our Drug Arrest Policy Completely Wrong

The publication wrote that Larry Krasner was considering a policy where he’d “stop charging drug users as criminals.” A spokesperson says that’s not even remotely true.

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City

Anti-Abortion Activists Plan to Converge on Philly Planned Parenthood on Friday

Brian Sims stirred the pot with two viral videos, and now the pot might just boil over.

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