Crime

the FBI says this photo shows Lore Blumenthal lighting a Philadelphia police car on fire during a George Floyd protest
City Life

The Feds Are Playing Hardball With Accused Arsonist Lore Blumenthal

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. The Feds Want to Keep Lore Blumenthal […]

bob brady, the former u.s. congressman from philadelphia and current head of Philly's Democratic party
City Life

Dear Bob Brady: Your Time Is Up

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Ward Leader Demands Bob Brady’s Immediate Resignation […]

philly police
City Life

Here’s the List of Demands Most of City Council Just Gave to Kenney for Philly Police Reform

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. 14 City Council Members Send List of […]

white men with bats "patrol" Fishtown during Philly riots and protests
City Life

White Men With Bats, Bombed ATMs, and an Alleged Looter Killed at South Philly Gun Store

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Bombed Out ATMs, White Men With Bats, […]

anti-tom wolf aerial advertising at the jersey shore over memorial day weekend
City Life

Governor Wolf Targeted in Third Grade-Level Aerial Advertising at the Jersey Shore

A roundup of Philly coronavirus news. Governor Wolf Targeted in Third Grade-Level Aerial Advertising at the Jersey Shore A trip to the Jersey Shore over […]

jacqueline mcbride, who has been arrested for the di bruno bros. spitting incidents
City Life

Jacqueline McBride Is White Privilege Personified

Let’s just get this out of the way: If Jacqueline McBride were black, you wouldn’t be reading this op-ed about our societal fascination with the […]

jacqueline mcbride, the woman accused of spitting on two people at di bruno bros.
City Life

The Woman Who Spat On Two People at Di Bruno Bros. Speaks Out

During the last full week of April, police asked the public to help identify a woman who allegedly spat on two people inside of Di […]

matt swartz
Foobooz

The Feds Are Going After Matt Swartz for Allegedly Screwing With Employee Paychecks In Philly

You know how when you look at a pay stub, you see all the taxes that your employer has withheld from your paycheck? And then, […]

a man protesting the increasing philly murder rate amid the philadelphia coronavirus crisis
City Life

Commercial Burglaries and Other Crimes Rise in Philly During Coronavirus Crisis

Earlier this week, a small group of people (that’s one of them above) took to the streets outside City Hall to protest the increasing violence […]

citizen app
City Life

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 […]

drop plan deferred retirement option philadelphia michael nutter
City Life

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 […]

surveillance cameras philadelphia
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 […]

heaven sent courier steve rosner
City Life

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 […]

philly unsolved murders homicide victims
City Life

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 […]