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City Life

Kenney Must Do More Than “Acknowledge” Philly’s Gun-Violence Emergency

A lot was made of Mayor Jim Kenney’s meeting with anti-gun-violence hunger striker Jamal Johnson this past Friday, and I’m still wondering why. The scene […]

City Life

Philadelphia’s Homicide Rate Hit a Record High. Now Can We Get Serious About Defunding Police?

At the start of a new year in Philly, I’ve come to expect two initial headaches: the Mummers doing something stupid, and another disappointing annual […]

City Life

To Combat Philadelphia Gun Violence, We Must Dismantle the Office of Violence Prevention

At this point, to describe our city as a broken record in how it responds to gun violence would be an understatement. Here’s how it […]

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Mayor Kenney’s Thursday Zoom Press Conference Didn’t Go So Well

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Mayor Kenney Really Didn’t Want to Talk […]

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The Best Thing This Week: Finally, a Fresh Reason to Oppose Gun Violence!

We continue to be astonished at this country’s slavish adoration of the ethically (and soon, pray God, actually) bankrupt NRA and firepower in general. No other nation […]

City Life

The Disastrous Consequences of DA Larry Krasner’s “Reforms”

It was an interesting social experiment: What happens in a major metropolitan city like Philadelphia when you elect a district attorney whose primary goal is […]

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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Philly’s Weekend Violence Has Officials Eager to Find Answers — and Place Blame

Officials in Philadelphia are searching for ways to curb gun violence after a particularly bloody Father’s Day weekend — and looking to pinpoint causes. On Monday evening, […]

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Philly Cops to Have Increased Street Presence This Summer

Philadelphia Police commissioner Richard Ross announced at a press conference on Tuesday that the city will be increasing its deployment of police officers on the ground this […]

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Movita Johnson-Harrell Might Become the First Muslim Woman Elected to Pa. House

On Sunday night, Movita Johnson-Harrell, former interim supervisor of Victim Services in Philly’s District Attorney’s Office, surprised many when she became the new Democratic nominee […]

City Life

7 Philly Violence Prevention Programs to Know and Support This MLK Day

Monday marks the 33rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of service, which commemorates the life and legacy of the pivotal leader who would have […]

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Mayor Kenney Announces New Gun Violence Prevention Initiative

At a City Hall press conference on Thursday afternoon, Mayor Jim Kenney announced a new set of initiatives aimed to curb gun violence in Philadelphia. The policy […]

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Kenney and Krasner: Philly Retailers Should Stop Selling Toy Guns

Mayor Jim Kenney and District Attorney Larry Krasner are calling on Philly retailers to stop selling toy guns. At a press conference on Thursday, Kenney […]

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Anti–Gun Violence Advocates to Rally on Art Museum Steps

For the third year in a row, Philadelphians will gather on the steps of the Art Museum on Monday to rally against gun violence. The […]

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PHOTOS: The 10 Best Signs From Philly’s March for Our Lives

Thousands gathered in Old City on Saturday — as many more organized around the nation — for the March for Our Lives against gun violence. The […]