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Register of Wills Ron Donatucci Hit With Ugly Lawsuit by Fiancée of Late Son

Ron Donatucci may not exactly be a household name, but he is one of the most politically connected Philadelphians out there. Donatucci has been a […]

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Philly Really Isn’t Happy About the Starbucks Coming to Dilworth Park

When news broke back in December that a new, plant-adorned mini-Starbucks would soon open in Dilworth Park, PlanPhilly pointed out a simple fact (which has pretty much all Philadelphians scratching […]

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Owners of 21 Chinese Restaurants Sue Philly for Racial Discrimination

If you’ve spent any time in the various neighborhoods of Philadelphia, from Kingsessing all the way up to Bustleton, you know that it’s hard to […]

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The Next Battle in the War on Cash Will Be Waged In Philadelphia

“This note is legal tender for all debts, public and private.” That’s what is written on every single piece of United States paper currency that’s […]

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Philly Managing Director Michael DiBerardinis Leaving for Gig at Penn

Philadelphia managing director Michael DiBerardinis will say goodbye to City Hall in January. DiBerardinis will leave his city oversight position to join the University of Pennsylvania […]

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We Can’t Wait to See Dilworth Park’s New Fountain Art Installation

The fountains at Dilworth Park are about to get a makeover. With Pulse, a new art installation coming to the park at City Hall, four-foot-tall sheets […]

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Philly Is Trying Really, Really Hard to Keep Its Amazon HQ2 Bid a Secret

Philadelphia-affiliated organizations have now spent more than $500,000 on the city’s bid to house Amazon’s second headquarters, according to Billy Penn. What, exactly, the city is using […]

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This Free Workout Event Is Here to Make Your Summer Happy Hours Healthier

We may not be that big on guzzling beers or pitchers of margaritas over here at Be Well Philly, but the fact is, the summertime presents […]

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In Symbolic Move, Men Arrested at Starbucks Settle With the City for $1 Each

This is a developing story. Check back for more information. Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson, the two Black men who were arrested while waiting for […]

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Philly Likely to Appeal Order to Release Amazon HQ2 Bid

City officials say they are considering appealing a state agency’s order to release financial details regarding Philadelphia’s bid for Amazon’s second headquarters. Last week, the Pennsylvania Office […]

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Fired Philly CIO Says He Was Told City IT Department Was “Too White”

This story has been updated with a statement from the Mayor’s Office. Less than three months after he was ousted from his position as chief […]

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Rhynhart Opens Sexual Harassment Reporting Line for City Employees

Current and former city employees who are experiencing sexual harassment have a new option for reporting potential abuse. Philadelphia controller Rebecca Rhynhart has created a new […]

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8 Times City Hall Tried to Kill Fun

There’s nothing like a group of municipal lawmakers to ruin a good time, and the good folks over at Philadelphia’s City Hall seem to be […]

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Here’s a Sneak Preview of City Hall’s Awesome Holiday Light Show

‘Tis the season in Center City. Anyone visiting the recently reopened ice skating rink at Dilworth Park on Monday evening is in for a treat: […]

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There’s a Way to Get Republicans Out of City Hall Once and for All

In the past year, I’ve become less and less impressed with both major political parties. I was never a Republican: I’m too black, too gay, and […]