The Forgotten Victim of MOVE

Yes, the story of the city’s mishandling of MOVE remains is another horrible indignity in a tragic saga. But today’s retelling of MOVE is also tragically incomplete.

By Larry Platt

A Winning Vote

The Citizen gave its first $1,000 2021 Voter Lottery prize to Hassan Abdellah, a true voting champion, just for casting a ballot in West Philly. Two more winners will be announced in a few weeks.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Business for Good: Back to the Future With Ryan Spak

The West Philly resident is executing his vision of responsible development through the company he owns with his mom—while throwing in a side of Concrete Cowboy Hollywood dreams

By Jessica Blatt Press

The Unapologetically Black Genius of Reuben Harley

Catching up with the chef, photographer and fashion entrepreneur on the journey to launching his “Black folk cooking” empire this month

By James Peterson

Foodizen: Forget Back to “Normal”

Jezabel’s Argentine Bakery & BYO is doing better than ever in its 10-year history by pivoting to not just survive, but thrive during the pandemic—a start to rethinking the restaurant industry as we have known it

By Jonathan Deutsch

STEM Jobs For All

A small new Science Center program trains overlooked Philadelphians for careers in our city’s burgeoning life sciences industry. Its mission: carving out a path to high-paying, in-demand jobs

By Jessica Blatt Press

It’s the Capital, Stupid!

Della Clark, CEO of The Enterprise Center, has become the city’s chief evangelist for a recovery that invests in Black and brown entrepreneurs

By Larry Platt

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