Citizens of the Week: Jermaine Womack and Emily Callaghan

The West Philly neighbors are helping provide for the loved ones often overlooked during times like Covid-19: pets

By Sophie Borgenicht

Guest Commentary: Now It’s Time to Rebuild

The president of a West Philly group representing 3,000 local businesses reflects on the devastation to his community—and the work needed to move forward

By Jabari Jones

Guest Commentary: Spread the Wealth

Small businesses can’t wait years to recover from Covid-19. The president of a West Philly business association coalition sent testimony to Congress on how to ensure they survive.

By Jabari Jones

Foodizen: Communal Dinners for Distanced Times

In this serialized book, industry veterans take us where they love to eat. Here, a pre-isolation Pakistani meal—that you should have delivered at home tonight

By Jonathan Deutsch

From West Philly to the World

Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab director on how a University City jobs initiative is a model for inclusive growth—one that other cities should emulate

By Bruce Katz and Megan Humes

Citizen of the Week: Aminata Sandra Calhoun

The Belmont resident replaces blight with beauty in the hopes of restoring civic engagement in her neighborhood

By Brianna Baker

The Lingering Trauma of MOVE

Thirty-four years ago today, Philadelphia became the only city in American history to bomb itself. Have we recovered?

By Larry Platt

The opposite of Councilmanic Prerogative

It’s not rocket science, as Philly 3.0’s engagement director notes. It’s planning

By Jon Geeting