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So far, the race for district attorney reads like something right out of a Dick Wolf teleplay. You’ve got the hubristic incumbent, a pugilistic, anti-establishment zealot whose yen for decarceration has helped fuel the nationwide progressive prosecution trend. You’ve got the old-school “law and order” challenger, a 35-year prosecutor, decrying the soft-on-crime, revolving-door justice meted … Continue reading The Krasner Referendum
Philadelphia has eased its quarantine restrictions on things like museums and indoor dining, but the city—and world—is still very much in the throes of a pandemic. With proper precautions, though, we can get out to explore some of the neat things to do throughout the city during Covid. New this week is the debut of … Continue reading Things to Do in Philadelphia This Weekend
It was the jeans that spurred Ray Daly to action. One day in 2019, while sorting through her clothes, Daly found herself with a pile of old denim, torn, worn soft at the knees, too shabby for the donation bin. The idea of her old garments sitting for decades in a landfill was intolerable to … Continue reading Business for Good: Ray’s Reusables