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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 […]

sea isle city mayor leo Desiderio and a scene from his jersey shore bar, where COVID guidelines were not being followed
City Life

Think Jim Kenney Is a COVID Hypocrite? You’ve Gotta Check Out This Bar-Owning Sea Isle Mayor

A roundup of Philly-area news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Sea Isle Mayor in Hot Water Over […]

City Life

With Indoor Dining Faux Pas, It’s Official: Jim Kenney Can’t Read the Room

After a summer of strict (and necessary) COVID-19 regulations surrounding our city’s restaurant scene, Mayor Jim Kenney had to go screw it all up. When […]

jim kenney enjoys indoor dining in Maryland
City Life

Marc Vetri Goes Off On Mayor Kenney After the Mayor Dines Indoors

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Marc Vetri Not a Big Fan of […]

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City Life

Philly to Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg With 2020 Liberty Medal

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Receive Philadelphia’s 2020 […]

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City Life

Face Shields, Sneeze Guards and a Ban on Groups: Indoor Dining Returns to Philly On September 8th

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Indoor Dining Returns to Philadelphia Restaurants After […]

mayor kenney grew increasingly frustrated as reporters asked him about philly trash pickup, gun violence and other issues
City Life

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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City Life

Mayor Kenney to Philadelphia: Knock It Off With Your DIY Home Reno Projects

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Your DIY Household Projects Are Contributing to […]

a rendering of a wawa drive thru only store that you will not be allowed to enter
City Life

Wawa’s Newest Concept? A Store You’re Not Allowed to Enter

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. The World’s First Wawa Drive-Thru Is Scheduled […]

City Life

In Praise of the City Government About-Face

Lately, lots of politicians have been changing their minds. Take Jim Kenney: In the last month and a half alone, the Mayor has pivoted from […]

scenes from some of the philadelphia events canceled due to the new coronavirus moratorium
City Life

Here Are All of the Big Philadelphia Events Canceled Due to the New Coronavirus Moratorium

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. City Cancels All Big Philadelphia Events Through […]

philadelphia police using tear gas on protesters, who are filing a lawsuit over the use of tear gas
City Life

Dozens of Philly Protesters Just Sued the City Over the Use of Tear Gas on I-676

The City of Philadelphia and scores of Philly police officers are defendants in two simultaneously filed federal lawsuits over the use of tear gas and […]

wawa, which is asking customers to pay with cards or exact change due to national coin shortage
City Life

National Coin Crisis Comes to Your Neighborhood Wawa

A roundup of Philly news. National Coin Shortage Hits Wawa Of all of the consequences of COVID-19, I have to say that one I didn’t […]

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 […]

City Life

Mayor Jim Kenney Should Resign After the City’s Gross Violation of Civil Rights

On a sunny Monday afternoon, a group of diverse, peaceful protesters is marching together, demanding justice for Black lives. They engage in collective chants, hold […]