Who Should Replace Danielle Outlaw?
Philly’s police commissioner announced her resignation this week. Here, some candidates the next mayor should consider, and why
Ideas We Should Steal: Grassroots Housing Reparations
A rapper-turned-community activist is preserving Black wealth in Portland, the Whitest big city in America, by helping homeowners repair — and therefore stay — in their homes
Does Anyone Care that the Cops Lied?
Police killed a young man in his car within five seconds of a traffic stop — and then tried to cover it up
The Citizen Recommends: Alex G Concert to Benefit Make the World Better
Former Eagle Connor Barwin’s annual fundraiser to rebuild city parks features the Philly-born singer songwriter, a tailgate party with special guests and a chance to rock out for good
Memo to Madam Mayor: Hire a Kick-Ass Trash Czar
The next in a series of political and policy advice to presumptive Mayor-elect Cherelle Parker looks to New York City for an idea she should steal: Appoint a sanitation commissioner
The Fourth of July Voices We Need to Read Now
July 4th means different things to different Americans. Here, a host of Independence Day perspectives — from Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Ronald Reagan and more — that remind us what it means to be free
The Citizen Recommends: Placemaking and Economic Growth
The next in our Development … for Good series in partnership with Fitler Club and Drexel’s Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation features Connor Barwin, Jerry Sweeney and other investors in our city’s public realm
The Fix: What If Everyone Had to Vote?
Is mandatory voting — the law in Australia, Belgium, Brazil and other countries — an idea we should steal to boost election turnout? (Also: Democracy sausage!)