The Citizen Recommends: Smith Playground Ribbon Cutting

Join former Eagle Connor Barwin as he unveils the $3.2 million renovations to the South Philly park his foundation refurbished

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Saving Dad

In an emotional personal memoir, a former city official and gun violence survivor explores the collateral impact of gun violence in our communities

By Rich Negrin

The Citizen Recommends: Total Impact Conference

ImpactPHL’s latest event wants to help investors do good with their money

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Now Comes The Hard Part

By appointing his first school board, Mayor Kenney has taken responsibility for schools. How can we know if he’s succeeded?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: Civic Engagement Academy

Want to help make Philadelphia better? The City wants to show you how

By Patrick Bilow

Did Council Just Get Housing Right?

A new package of bills strikes a compromise between housing growth and access—and could be what Philly needs right now

By Jon Geeting

CitizenCast: Ideas We Should Steal Revisited—Open Primaries

As the number of Philadelphia citizens who identify as Independent increases, should the city finally consider open primaries?

By Malcolm Burnely and J.P. Romney

Germinating the Future

A high school senior reflects on innovating, connecting and planning for the future as a Germination Fellow

By Neetish Sharma

The Dangers of Disruption

In a cautionary tale, a Philly entrepreneur with big dreams runs afoul of the Philadelphia Water Department

By Mark Dent

The Krasner Warning Signs

The DA’s first three months have revealed incompetency. But is there something more troubling at play?

By Larry Platt