Voice: Lauren McCutcheon
What’s (almost) as Bad as Brain Cancer?
When a Citizen editor’s sister gets glioblastoma, her doctors recommend a cutting-edge treatment. Then she rams into the great American healthcare wall: Insurance.
Your April 2023 Good (Philadelphia) Citizen Calendar
The dates you need to make this year your civic best
Your City Defined: Home Rule Charter
Michael Nutter asked mayoral candidate Jeff Brown at a Citizen forum if he’d ever fully read the city’s governing document. Which made us wonder: Just what is it?
Can We Just Rename Taney Street, Already?
A dedicated group of citizens has spent three years trying to change the name of the tiny Philadelphia street that honors a big non-Philadelphian racist. Why won’t their Councilmembers let it happen?
Things to Do on the King Day of Service in Philadelphia
MLK Day — the King Day of Service — is the perfect opportunity to engage with other Philadelphia citizens on civic projects that matter. So, Volunteer. And, attend a discussion, see a film, listen to live music …
Citizen Events Year In Review
We painted a mural and threw a party to celebrate. We invited a spectrum of American leaders who are working to fix our democracy, our media, our city government, and our city.
The Citizen Recommends: The Desegregation of Higher Ed, Past, Present and Future
Michigan State University law school dean Linda Sheryl Greene gives the Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Memorial Lecture at Penn Carey Law School — and you’re invited.
Winter in Philadelphia
Everything you need to know about celebrating the winter holidays in Philadelphia.