Celebrate America like a Philadelphian

We are the place where freedom first rang out. We can be the best at it

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Is Gerrymandering Here to Stay?

A Supreme Court ruling last week seemed to end the dream of non-partisan electoral districting. So why is the state’s chief reformer not worried?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Less Driving

A new study shows that congestion costs us millions of dollars, pollutes our air, and is a hassle. Can we be more like Paris?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Reducing Poverty—Together

In Canada, communities lifted more than 200,000 families out of poverty in seven years. Why don’t we do what they did?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: Make the World Better Fundraiser

The event, next week, helps fund Connor Barwin’s mission to fix Philly’s playgrounds

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Updates: A Hub for Justice

The Citizen's Executive Editor Roxanne Patel Shepelavy reports on how Philly won $1 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies for a Juvenile Justice Hub proposed by city cops. Could it become a national model of reform?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Citizens Of The Week: Philly’s Teachers

It’s the last day of public school in Philly. Let’s give teachers a hand as they embark on their much-deserved summer break

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: Fill The Steps

Join the Inky’s Helen Ubiñas and thousands of young people to honor those affected by gun violence

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy