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City Life

I Fear the Parkway Encampment Crisis Could End Up Like the MOVE Bombing

In some ways, 2020 is starting to feel like 1985. Right now, a group of vulnerable and displaced people is actively defying the city’s demand […]

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City Life

Another Parkway Encampment “Deadline” Passes Amid Complaints of Public Sex and Drug Use

A roundup of news from the Philadelphia area. Parkway Encampment Outlives Yet Another Deadline, and One Local Mom Isn’t Very Happy About That It’s been […]

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City Life

Yes, the King of Prussia Mall Now Has Its Own COVID-19 Boutique

A roundup of news from the Philadelphia area. Now I’ve Seen It All: King of Prussia Mall Gets Its Own COVID-19 Store There are very […]

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City Life

Mayor Kenney Is Backed Into One Hell of a Corner Over the Parkway Encampment

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Federal Judge Says Time’s Up for Parkway […]

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The Opioid Crisis Is Worsening Homelessness in Philly. Solving the Problem Is a Matter of Survival

It’s another perfectly shitty day to be homeless in Philadelphia. Cold, wet and pitiless. T.S. Eliot famously said that April is the cruelest month, but […]

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The Recent Penn Grad on a Mission to Help LGBTQ Homeless Youth

Each night tens of thousands of LGBT youth across the country sleep on the streets or in shelters, while thousands more teeter on the verge […]

City Life

Why You’ll Soon See Postcards to Hand to the Homeless in Center City

There’s a new campaign to end homelessness in Philly — and it encourages you to take a simple step to help. The Center City District and […]

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City Life

How (And Why) Philly Forced 16 People Off the Streets During the Deep Freeze

During our recent cold spell, Philly experienced its longest stretch of consecutive “Code Blue” days in 13 years. The city declares a Code Blue emergency […]

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How to Keep Yourself (And Others) Warm During This Dangerous Cold

Philly officials are warning residents to stay inside and keep warm. When it’s dangerously cold outside, the city declares a Code Blue. The emergency status specifically pertains to […]

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This Philly Woman Wants to Open the First Homeless Shelter for People and Pets

In her six years of working in Philly homeless shelters, Stephanie Sena has been forced to turn away countless people for the same reason: they […]

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RESPONSE: Wawa Is Working to Balance Everyone’s Needs at Broad and Walnut

I want to bring your attention to the recent article written by Joe Trinacria, “Like You, Ed Rendell Hates the Wawa at Broad and Walnut.” […]

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Like You, Ed Rendell Hates the Wawa at Broad and Walnut

On my morning walks to Philly Mag’s offices on Washington Square I trek northbound across Center City, occasionally taking Broad Street up to Walnut and […]

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What I’ve Learned From Philly’s Homeless

When I tell people that I’m working on a book about the homeless, most are curious to know what I’ve discovered while tracking five homeless […]


Local Agents Pull Off a $6,000 Miracle

How would you like to be able to raise the money you need to build your home in about an hour? For some of the […]

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Hundreds Gather at Homeless Memorial Vigil

It was a somber evening at Thomas Paine Plaza on Wednesday night as several hundred people gathered for a vigil to remember the more than […]