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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 […]

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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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City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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: […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

Philly Just Unveiled Its First Memorial to an African-American Figure

A 12-foot bronze statue of Octavius V. Catto — 19th century educator, baseball player, abolitionist, and civil rights activist — was unveiled today on the […]

City Life

OK, Who Stole the City’s Lawnmower, Dell Server, and $16K GPS?

We know that many of you have probably taken things home from your employer that you most likely shouldn’t have. Some boxes of pencils for […]

City Life

LGBTQ&A: Rafael Alvarez Febo

Rafael Alvarez Febo is the community economic development coordinator for the Office of City Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez. We chat with the long-time social justice advocate […]

City Life

Philly to Trump’s Big New State Dept. Hire: Your Company Owes Us $100K

Michael Karloutsos, a political heavy-hitter who owned Philadelphia’s upscale Water Works Restaurant and Lounge for nearly a decade, landed a high-level job at the U.S. […]

City Life

Pat Toomey’s Town Hall Sold Out in Six Minutes

If you haven’t heard by now, Sen. Pat Toomey will hold a town hall on Thursday – with 54 people. PBS39 WLVT will host the event, which […]

City Life

Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs Seeks First-Ever Deputy Director

For the first time in the city’s history, there will now be two people in the Mayor’s Office leading the city on LGBTQ issues: The […]

City Life

Officials: We Had No Idea a Man Climbed City Hall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUIgVkaPK_E ICYMI, a man free climbed to the top of City Hall – and apparently no one in the city noticed. That man, an extreme […]