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Lauren McCutcheon is a Philadelphia writer and editor committed to creating accessibility, equity and community through journalism. She’s been on the editorial staff of Philadelphia magazine and the Philadelphia Daily News, and directed special projects at Mighty Writers.

As deputy editor at The Citizen, she supports contributors in creating impactful stories about people and ideas with the power to make Philadelphia a safer, fairer, more prosperous and altogether happier place.

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Stories by Lauren McCutcheon:

Your Guide to Philadelphia Pride 2024

Philly celebrates LGBTQIA+ Pride this year with events for families, partiers, sports fans, arts aficionados — all June long.

By Lauren McCutcheon

2024 Integrity Icon: Eric Kapenstein

The Deputy City Commissioner helping to oversee election integrity and efficacy cut his teeth in 2020 — and is ready to bring that fairness and accuracy to our next big election

By Lauren McCutcheon

RECAP: Small Acts of Courage Book Launch with Ali Velshi

The MSNBC anchor and chief correspondent debuted his memoir, a series of stories about what it means to be a citizen of a democracy

By Lauren McCutcheon

Philadelphia Teachers We Love

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we’re revisiting some of the fabulous Philly educators we’ve featured through the years.

By Lauren McCutcheon

Your 2024 Good (Philadelphia) Citizen Calendar

The dates you need and things to do in Philadelphia to make this year your civic best

By Lauren McCutcheon

Outdoor Drinking Spots in Philadelphia

Pop-ups, beer gardens and other seasonal spots in Philly to have some drinks and a nosh out of doors

By Lauren McCutcheon

Your City Defined: Philadelphia City Commissioners

The elected trio is responsible for running all elections in Philly, from registering voters to counting the votes.

By Lauren McCutcheon

Recap: Development … for Good — Build Baby Build

Can Philadelphia develop our way out of an affordable housing crisis? This week, The Citizen gathered experts on the matter to work out the answer to that very big question

By Lauren McCutcheon

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