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If You’re a Good Citizen, Delete the Citizen Policing App

Almost every story about the crime-reporting app Citizen starts the same way. The writer tells, in great detail, about a series of crimes that were […]

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By Defending Bloomberg on Stop-and-Frisk, Nutter Tarnishes His Legacy and Betrays Philly

There’s an oft-quoted line from the Batman film The Dark Knight that goes: “You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see […]

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City Life

Philly Needs More Surveillance Cameras. Now.

Of all the life-changing revelations I’ve experienced since becoming a parent (translation: someone whose date nights routinely revolve around streaming television), one of the greatest […]

City Life

Facing Charges, State Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell Says She Will Resign

This story has been updated. After making history earlier this year as the first Muslim woman elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Movita Johnson-Harrell […]

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Feds Say CEO of Heaven Sent Courier Used Company Money on Alimony, Casinos, and Netflix

Heaven Sent Courier CEO Steve Rosner has been charged by the Department of Justice with filing false tax returns and obstruction, according to documents filed […]

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Philly Launches “Unsolved Murders” Website to Help Police Solve Thousands of Open Homicides

Barely a day goes by in Philadelphia without a deadly shooting. The circumstances, victim names, and grainy surveillance videos are regularly splashed on the 11 […]

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City Life

Catholic Priest Accused of Spending Church Money on a Beach House and Boyfriends

This post has been updated with a statement from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The Chester County District Attorney’s office has announced the arrest of Monsignor […]

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Consultant Accuses Controversial Real Estate Developer Shawn Bullard of Rape

Well-connected Philadelphia real estate developer Shawn Bullard is a lot of things. He’s a former Temple University football player who reportedly did a practice-squad stint […]

City Life

Want Philly to Stop Being Written Off as “Killadelphia”? Get Serious About Poverty.

From Friday through Sunday this Father’s Day weekend, there were 22 shootings, 32 victims, and six homicides in Philadelphia. Amid these multiple tragedies, more Philadelphians […]

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Former Villanova University Campus Minister Tim O’Connell Pleads Guilty in Child Porn Case

On Tuesday, former Villanova University campus minister Tim O’Connell pleaded guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography on the day that a trial […]

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City Life

Coroner Reveals New Details About Death of Philly Battle Rapper Tech 9

Earlier this week, the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office issued a final determination in the death of Philly battle rapper Tech 9, ruling that the manner […]

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Notorious Philly Restaurateur Matt Swartz Arrested in West Virginia, Awaits Extradition to Pa.

When we learned a few months ago that colorful former Philadelphia restaurateur Matt Swartz had turned up in West Virginia with a new restaurant, we […]

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In Surprise Testimony, Woman Says Philly Guitarist Mike Tyler Sexually Assaulted Her in 1985

Tuesday was supposed to be the day that veteran Philadelphia guitarist Mike Tyler learned what his sentence would be after a jury convicted him in […]

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Philly Rapper Tech 9’s Death Was a Suicide, Says Coroner

Additional information about Tech 9’s death was released on Friday, May 31st. See our new story here. It has been more than two months since […]

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City Life

South Philly Woman Offers $1,000 for Return of Passport Stolen From Sprouts Market

For most people who have a passport stolen, it’s an inconvenience but not the end of the world. But for South Philadelphia resident Rebecca O’Leary, […]