Ideas We Should Steal: Reduce Gun Violence Through Better Policing

While murder and shootings have spiked in Philly and elsewhere, both Camden and Newark have made progress in reducing gun violence by adopting smart policing techniques. Why don’t we do what they’ve done?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: Is Kindness the Key to Happiness?

Find out next week at a Citizen event with author/entrepreneur Brad Aronson and Penn neuroscientist Dr. Vera Ludwig

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Vote to Win

The Philadelphia Citizen’s 2021 Municipal Primary Voter Lottery will give three Philly citizens $1,000 each just for voting. Could it be you?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: Civic Engagement for Young Leaders

Join The Citizen’s Larry Platt and a panel of civic leaders for a conversation Tuesday about how to keep young Philadelphians engaged in making a better city for all

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

One Year of Covid: Fear Is Not Irrational

But, The Citizen’s executive editor notes, it is, also, not all there is.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Vote Like the Kids

Thanks to a citywide volunteer effort to get 18-year-olds to the polls, they came out in record numbers last year. Now they’re taking the work statewide to keep the momentum going

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

“Black Future Matters”

With Concrete Cowboy premiering on Netflix this week, Neighborhood Film Company’s Ricky Staub and local actor/activist OG Law check in about telling an authentic Black story, saving Philly’s urban riders—and having Idris Elba on your side

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

17+ Ways to Support Asian Americans in Philly

Wednesday’s mass shooting in Georgia put Asian Americans on even higher alert after a year of increased racial incidents. Here’s how you can help

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy