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  • One of a kind: Saying goodbye to Rich Donnelly

    Dan McDonough, owner of Philadelphia Weekly, fills in for Editor Kerith Gabriel this week.In 2016, Rich Donnelly was one of the most consequential people in the Philadelphia region that I had never heard of.Over the course of four decades, Rich did something few people do in business – he built a company...

    • Dec 19, 2018
  • From the Editor: Speaking freely

    Over the weekend I caught up with a longtime friend who just had to tell me this joke he’d heard to gauge how I felt about it.Let me preface by saying that I’ve known this friend since high school--someone that I’ve been through the ringer with. He’s White, but has never said...

    • Dec 13, 2018
  • From the Editor: Changes

    So let me tell you about how I spent the weekend out of a job.On Friday, I was notified that I no longer was employed by Newspaper Media Group, the Cherry Hill-based company that purchased Philadelphia Weekly in 2016, just months before I took over as editor in October of the same...

    • Nov 22, 2018
  • From the Editor: Struggles, part II

    Two weeks ago, I shared a pair of stories a former colleague told me about how he navigates the dance classified as working poor.Since telling his story via my column, I’ve received numerous emails from readers (and thank you) who’ve shared similar tales of what they go through just to survive a...

    • Nov 15, 2018
  • From the Editor: Struggles

    I ran into an old colleague of mine recently who, like our publication, is a part of an initiative called Broke in Philly.It is a citywide collaboration of publications large and small raising awareness and ultimately solutions journalism to a variety of issues that keep Philadelphians in poverty. The collaboration is managed...

    • Nov 1, 2018

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