Frank Rizzo Statue

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City Life

The Man Who Made the Rizzo Statue Has His Own Surprising Ideas About What to Do With It

There are those who believe that the Frank Rizzo statue needs to go, and there is a plan for removal — sort of — that […]

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City Life

Can Somebody Just Open a Frank Rizzo Museum Already and Stick the Statue There?

Over the weekend, the controversial Frank Rizzo statue in Center City was vandalized. Again. Yes, somebody wrote the word “fascist” on the bronze effigy, which […]

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The Frank Rizzo Statue Is Staying Right Where It Is (Until at Least 2021)

After a deadly white nationalist riot in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017 forced cities around the world to reckon with their Confederate and other controversial monuments, Philly announced that it […]

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After Latest Mummers Controversy, Kenney Has to Pick a Side on Racism

New Year’s Day was confirmation that Philadelphia is still a racist city that revels in its polarization. The Mummers Parade, the predominantly white cultural phenomenon […]

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Kenney Must Be Dizzy From All the 180-Degree Turns He’s Pulling

“What the hell is going on in City Hall?” I yelled at my laptop last week. Like many socially conscious residents of the city, I […]

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Kenney Administration Will Move the Rizzo Statue … Somewhere

This is a developing story. Check back for more information. The Frank Rizzo statue will get a new home. The city announced on Friday that officials will […]

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Rizzo Statue Egg-Tosser Gets Four Hours of Community Service

Remember the guy who hurled four eggs at the Rizzo statue in August? We sure do. 

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Take That, Frank Rizzo: Behold This 800-Pound Black Power Pick

This is a developing story. Check back for more information. The Thomas Paine Plaza, home of the city’s contentious Frank Rizzo statue, welcomed a new […]

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OPINION: The Rizzo Statue Isn’t Going Anywhere

Thanks to a group of white dudes who decided to go to Charlottesville, Virginia, kill someone, and ruin tiki torches for the rest of us, […]

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Philly Teacher Arrested After Rizzo Statue Protest

A Philly teacher has been charged with terroristic threats following an alleged altercation during a protest of the city’s Frank Rizzo statue. John Edward Sheerin, […]

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City Life

Have an Idea for the Rizzo Statue? The City Wants to Hear It

Anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock during the past week or so knows the city has a little problem with its Frank Rizzo […]

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OPINION: Philly Isn’t Charlottesville. It’s Worse.

“Who is more racist: The North or the South?” That is the age-old question I’m often asked when I tell people I moved to Philly […]

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OPINION: The Rizzo Statue Should Stand as a Monument to Human Imperfection

One cannot look at the Frank Rizzo statue in front of the Municipal Services Building without catching a glimpse of the nearby Jacques Lipchitz sculpture, […]

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City Life

Kenney: Rizzo Statue is Art Commission’s Choice

One day after protesters demanded that the city bring bronze Frank Rizzo down from the perch where he’s stood since 1998, Mayor Kenney said he’ll let […]

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WATCH: Activists Protest Philly’s Rizzo Statue

After word spread throughout the city that pro-Frank Rizzo statue supporters were planning a protest outside of the Municipal Services Building on Monday afternoon, a […]