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  • From the Editor: Friends with benefits

    Over the weekend I caught up with a friend of mine, Mark, who has worked in ticket sales for various sports teams throughout the city. For the past couple of years, we routinely get together, watch the Phillies on TV, sip some bourbon and shoot the shit.On Sunday, we watched the new...

    • Apr 4, 2019
  • From the Editor: What’s in a protest?

    What does a protest do, really?It’s a fair question and one posed by a prominent Philadelphian I know within City Hall, who despite my urging chose to remain anonymous. He has an interesting take, so I granted anonymity and will refer to him as “PP.”

    • Mar 28, 2019
  • From the Editor: Gross overkill

    Recently, I was forced to make an emergency dentist appointment after experiencing the worst tooth pain I’ve ever felt.Let me just say right now: ain’t no pain like dental pain.  I was vehemently aware that this was going to be more than just a routine check-up. I was surprised to realize that it...

    • Mar 21, 2019
  • From the Editor: Couple of cynical cops

    So I have two friends who are currently police officers.One was my best friend all throughout high school, but over the years, we’ve grown apart. The other one was a former colleague and a damn good reporter, who became a patrolman in Camden County and is steadily moving up the ranks.

    • Mar 14, 2019
  • From the Editor: We need a little more, please

    Even in the age of technology, you’d be surprised at the number of handwritten and typed letters we receive almost daily from readers.From prisoners who just want their story to be heard in a quest for appeal, to irate readers who want to comment on a recent story, I’d say PW gets...

    • Mar 7, 2019
  • From the Editor: Hot coffee, cold shoulder

    I spend a lot of time in coffee shops doing this job.Whether it’s conducting interviews, a vibrant place to chat with members of our marketing team or just to get out of the office, coffee houses seem to be my immediate go-to.

    • Mar 4, 2019
  • From the Editor: Down with the Brown

    I’m realizing only now, as I write this at 7:29 on a Tuesday night, how nearsighted and one-dimensional this issue is that we have been planning for about a month or so.It’s Black History Month, and the original goal was to highlight Philadelphia’s booming and vibrant African-American businesses, entrepreneurs and startups. I...

    • Feb 21, 2019
  • From the Editor: Candid conversation

    Her name is Lori.I don’t know her last name, because she refuses to tell me, but she’s anything but a mystery. I run into her most Thursdays when she stops in from my house to collect grabs the paper bag of goodies I’ve left especially for her. If she sees my car,...

    • Feb 15, 2019
  • From the Editor: Funny how things come full circle

    I think I always knew I wanted to be a journalist.I’m not sure where the inspiration came from, because when I look at my career in retrospect, there’s really no one person I can point to and say, ‘yep, that’s the one.’ I started out in this business working in weeklies, then...

    • Jan 24, 2019

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