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Labor Unions

City Life

Can Ryan Boyer Change How Philly Unions Do Politics?

May 17th was supposed to be a political coronation for Ryan Boyer. Boyer is the business manager of Laborers’ District Council, the umbrella organization that […]

City Life

WHYY Union Takes Aim at CEO Bill Marrazzo’s $740K Salary in Latest Escalation

One of the natural laws in Philadelphia seems to be that WHYY CEO Bill Marrazzo’s salary becomes a talking point at least once a decade. […]

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City Life

These Philly Union Leaders’ Influence Extends Beyond Labor Organization

This article was published as part of our list of the 76 most influential people in Philadelphia. See the full list here. Can you believe […]

City Life

What Do Mayor Kenney’s Past Supporters Think of Him Now?

One of the immediate consequences of the recent Black Lives Matter protests has been the mainstreaming of a once-obscure idea to defund the police. The […]

Chinese president Xi Jinping, who is accused of covering up the coronavirus in a new coronavirus lawsuit filed against China by prominent Philadelphians
City Life

Prominent Philly Power Players Sue China Over the Coronavirus

We knew to expect some interesting coronavirus lawsuits as a result of the mess that we are living in. And we already told you about […]

Philadelphia Wedding

This Blogger’s “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” Brunch Is Very Pretty—And Very Extra

We love it when a bride throws a party for her bridesmaids. It shows that she cares, and appreciates how much work being a bridesmaid […]

City Life

This Might Be the Biggest Scabby the Rat Contingent We’ve Ever Seen

Let’s get one thing out of the way: The rodent infestation you might have seen on Monday and Tuesday in front of the world’s biggest Wawa has nothing […]


I Love My Job: Philadelphia Union Head Coach Jim Curtin

Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin has his team sitting at second place in the Eastern Conference, and the team is poised to make a […]

City Life

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Alejandro Bedoya’s Awesome Audacity

If you’re one of those people who think sports stars should stick to sports, you probably didn’t appreciate what Philadelphia Union captain and U.S. Men’s National […]

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Be Well Philly

Here’s How a Professional Soccer Player Trains for Game Day

Welcome to Sweat Diaries, Be Well Philly’s look at the time, energy, and money people invest in pursuit of a healthy lifestyle in Philly. For each Sweat Diary, […]


New Restaurant and Bar to Open Next Door to Union Transfer

Restaurateurs Michael and Jeniphur Pasquarello are on fire. Joining their 13th Street Kitchens restaurant group — which includes three concepts on North 13th Street (Cafe Lift, Prohibition Taproom […]

City Life

Philly Unions Rally Against Trump’s Immigration Policies

Around 2,000 union workers gathered on Penn’s Landing on Wednesday to protest President Trump’s immigration policies, including the separation of asylum-seeking families and the denial […]

City Life

PHOTOS: Protesters Greet Mike Pence in “Handmaid’s Tale” Costumes

As anyone who traveled through in the area probably knows, the vice president made an appearance on Monday in Center City, and protesters (once again) went all out […]

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City Life

Women Plan to Channel “Handmaid’s Tale” to Protest Mike Pence in Philly

The huge Rittenhouse Square protest against Mike Pence in June apparently wasn’t enough to keep the vice president away — so now, protesters are kicking it up a notch. Pence […]

Philadelphia Wedding

This Classic Union League Wedding is Filled With Ginger Jars

Alex Helmut and Nelson Way were college sweethearts at the University of Notre Dame. After years of attending the same tailgates and frequenting the same […]