Citizen Horwitz

When the $38 million state-of-the-art Philly Youth Basketball facility opens next week, it will be thanks to an 80-year-old, prank-pulling, courtside-sitting cult figure. And then there’s the time he was tossed from an NBA game…

By Larry Platt

The Year In — Good Citizen — Sports

Win or lose on the field, Philadelphia athletes and teams continued to make us proud in 2023 with their extracurricular commitment to community.

By Jessica Blatt Press

The Citizen’s Most Philly Gift Guide Ever

30+ perfect presents from small local merchants for every tried-and-true Philadelphian on your 2023 list

By Lauren McCutcheon, Jessica Blatt Press and Maggie Press

Ideas We Should Steal: Stop Hitting People With Cars

Stories this week of the Sixers’ Kelly Oubre Jr. and a beloved former school teacher being hit by cars brought up a perennial Philly problem: Our roads are unsafe. Here, recommendations to fix that

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Guest Commentary: Chinatown, Equity Partner

Forget a Chinatown community benefits agreement, a Philly native-turned New York storyteller says. The Sixers should offer the neighborhood a real partnership

By Alexander Narvekar Hughes

The Growth Machine Agenda for Transportation and Infrastructure

Philly 3.0’s engagement director lays out what he believes our next mayor prioritize when it comes to all things SEPTA

By Jon Geeting

Guest Commentary: The Team Philly Needs Now

A shooting survivor and anti-violence advocate has a plan — inspired by our pro sports teams — to get the whole city behind stopping violence

By LuQman Abdullah

Dawn Staley for Sixers Coach

The North Philly native is a total badass on and off the court — which could be just what our almost-ran basketball team needs

By Errin Haines