LISTEN: “I Was Too Stupid To Be Scared”

One of the 120,000 living members of the Greatest Generation turns 99 this year. For Memorial Day, he talks to the Citizen’s co-founder about his secret to longevity (hint: martinis) and about saving America … then and now

By Larry Platt

2024 Integrity Icon: Lesha Sanders

The Director of Philadelphia’s Problem-Solving Courts makes herself available 24/7 to ensure clients get the resources and support they need to turn their lives around

By Courtney DuChene

How to Support Veterans

More than a dozen ways to give back to those who fought to keep you free

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

What’s the Problem with David Oh?

The Republican mayoral candidate is a nice guy with progressive values, governing experience and Philly pride. And yet …

By Lauren McCutcheon

Guest Commentary: Turn Veterans Day into a Learning Opportunity

The School District of Philadelphia no longer closes schools for Veterans Day. The president of the Philadelphia Veterans Parade asks: Why not turn the former day off into a day of learning about military service?

By Anthony Murphy

Veteran-Owned Businesses in Philadelphia

Support these dozen-plus local businesses opened by local veterans after their military service

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy and Katherine Rapin

Guest Commentary: Who Couldn’t Vote in the Primary

One in two veterans — among about 1 million voters — will stay away from the polls on primary day because of Pennsylvania’s unfair election system. A fair elections advocate on how that can change

By David Thornburgh

Business for Good: ZeroEyes

Navy SEALs founded a software company that detects firearms on security cameras. Schools, corporate campuses, the Department of Defense — and SEPTA — are signing up.

By Courtney DuChene