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Philly’s Budget Treats Gun Violence Like It’s a Tomorrow Problem

Putting your money where your mouth is means nothing if you’re working with a bad script. Someone should tell that to the Kenney administration as […]

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City Life

The Worst of Philly 2021: From Fraudulent Hoagies to Headhouse Square to Ben Simmons

Every year since 1974, Philly Mag has published the Best of Philly: the people, places and things we want to lift up and celebrate. Things […]

City Life

Philly’s New Budget Makes It Clear City Hall Will Never Defund the Police

As the saying goes, “Don’t believe the hype,” especially when it comes to the Philly police budget. After all that talk of criminal justice reform […]

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Philadelphia Wedding

City Hall’s New Wedding Selfie Mural Is Totally Philly

On Valentine’s Day 2020, before COVID-19’s impact had truly been realized and quarantines went into effect the world over, the Marriage License Bureau at Philadelphia […]

City Life

There’s a Giant Ferris Wheel Coming to City Hall for the Holidays

This year, Philly is really spreading (out) the holiday cheer. For the first time ever, the city’s beloved Christmas Village will extend beyond LOVE Park […]

City Life

SEPTA’s 15th Street Station Just Got a $28 Million Upgrade

You might notice some changes at SEPTA’s 15th Street Station this week. City, federal, and transit officials gathered on Monday morning to cut the ribbon […]

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City Life

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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City Life

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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City Life

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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City Life

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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City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

Be Well Philly

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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City Life

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 […]