By The Philadelphia Citizen Staff

LISTEN: How to Really Run a City — and be Nonpartisan

On episode 4 of The Citizen’s podcast, hosts Michael Nutter, Kasim Reed and Larry Platt talk with Republican OKC Mayor David Holt, who models pragmatism like no other leader today

By Jessica Blatt Press

Bucks County vs. Big Tech

Studies show TikTok and other social media apps cause mental harm to teens and pose a danger to the rest of us. Can action by a group of local officials curb their influence?

By Andy Bloom

The Mayoral Ad Wars

Nutter and Street for Rhynhart? Domb goes after Brown? Parker and Gym, crimefighters? Plus, a Tik-Tok jokester weighs in. Get ready for an airwaves assault, Philly

By Larry Platt

Future-Ready: Policy Questions for Mayoral Candidates

The world — and our city — will transform over the next decade. What the next mayor does — or does not do — will shape the future, for better or worse.

By Anne Gemmell

Not Your Country Club’s Squash Team

City kids playing squash? The nonprofit SquashSmarts has combined the sport with academic and social support as a college and career launchpad for hundreds of Philly kids

By Jessica Blatt Press

Guest Commentary: Listen to Teens on Gun Violence

A North Philly native who was shot, spent time in prison, and now works in schools offers concrete ways to engage young people in ending the travesty of shootings

By LuQman Abdullah

Art for Change: The Romantic Realist

The next in a series with Forman Arts Initiative profiles painter Sarah McEneaney, whose paintings are celebrated for their sincerity and attention to detail

By Morgan Nitz