Guest Commentary: We Are So Close To Closing The Digital Divide

A bipartisan infrastructure bill in Congress could help bring broadband access to everyone. It’s time, a Philly state rep says, to connect the unconnected

By Morgan Cephas

Things to Do in Philly This Weekend

Fall festivals, beer and yoga with goats, the Feminist Flea Market and more awesome things to do in Philadelphia during this beautiful first weekend of autumn

By Josh Middleton

Guest Commentary: Let’s Stop Focusing on Disaster Cleanup

...and, a local state rep candidate says, start preventing them through smart infrastructure repair. And, hey, where's that $2.5 billion "Rainy Day Fund," anyway?

By Deja Alvarez

A Luxury Philly Can’t Afford

City Council’s housing policy power grab is crippling Philly’s big-picture goals on affordability and climate. Where, Philly 3.0’s engagement director wonders, is Mayor Kenney in all this?

By Jon Geeting

Business for Good: Baby Gear Group

Philly mom Bo Zhao's two-year-old business lets families lease baby gear, saving thousands of dollars and keeping used items out of the landfill

By Courtney DuChene

Business For Good: Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty

Could a locally-made line of toys be an antidote to the world’s problems?

By Jessica Blatt Press

Kensington’s Recovery Plan

At the epicenter of the region’s opioid and homelessness crisis, the River Wards have been all but abandoned by city leaders. But does the City already have a solution to the problem?

By Malcolm Burnley

Introducing … Generation Change Philly

The Citizen is collaborating with Keepers of the Commons to spotlight and uplift the people whose ideas are making our city—and our lives—better. Get ready to meet the next class of great Philly changemakers

By Christine Speer Lejeune