Could a Music Festival Produced By a Philly Attorney Actually Be Cool?

Ballard Spahr attorney and Philly Music Fest founder Gregory Seltzer in his firm’s photo.

This weekend, the first-ever Philly Music Fest kicks off at World Cafe Live, and an ambitious festival it is: Two days, two stages, 25 local bands (many of them solid Philly headliners), eleven local breweries and distilleries, and food and snacks by Michael Solomonov. And it turns out that the man behind the festival isn’t one of the usual music scene suspects. It’s Ballard Spahr business attorney Gregory Seltzer. We sat down with the 40-year-old Narberth resident to learn more. Read more »

I Love My Job: Fringe Festival Veteran Jess Conda

Jess Conda as her drag persona (left) with drag queen Martha Graham Cracker, photographed at L’Etage by Mark Schreiber.

With the 21st annual Philadelphia FringeArts Festival in full swing, we thought we’d take a break from talking with CEOs and other high-paid honchos to instead sit down with FringeArts veteran, Fergie’s bartender, Flyers face painter, and sometimes drag performer Jess Conda, who tells us about being a thirtysomething in this gig economy. Read more »

Hooters Waitress Says She Was Sexually Assaulted at Work

Left: Former Hooters waitress Jade Velez of Northeast Philadelphia. (Photo courtesy Jade Velez) | Right: The front of a Hooters restaurant. (Photo via iStockPhoto)

Everybody knows that the business model of Hooters centers on attractive women in tight outfits serving cold beers and hot wings. But one young woman who worked at a Hooters in Philadelphia says she was the victim of sexual harassment and mistreatment at the bar that allegedly culminated in her being sexually assaulted. Read more »

Hooters Waitress Says She Was Sexually Assaulted at Work

Left: Former Hooters waitress Jade Velez of Northeast Philadelphia. (Photo courtesy Jade Velez) | Right: The front of a Hooters restaurant. (Photo via iStockPhoto)

Everybody knows that the business model of Hooters centers on attractive women in tight outfits serving cold beers and hot wings. But one young woman who worked at a Hooters in Philadelphia says she was the victim of sexual harassment and mistreatment at the bar that allegedly culminated in her being sexually assaulted. Read more »

OK, Who Stole the City’s Lawnmower, Dell Server, and $16K GPS?

An image shared by the City Controller’s office on social media on Wednesday.

We know that many of you have probably taken things home from your employer that you most likely shouldn’t have. Some boxes of pencils for back-to-school supplies. Those Keurig pods. A few reams of paper here and there. But that’s all child’s play compared to what’s gone missing from the City of Philadelphia. Read more »

Has the Knockout Game Come to Fishtown?

Ted Wisniewski is still in a hospital bed after he was attacked at Front and Girard streets in Fishtown.

When lifetime Fishtown resident Ted Wisniewski went out for drinks earlier this week, he was a sturdy, fun-loving 47-year-old union concrete mason. But now he’s stuck in a hospital bed, confused and suffering from a brain injury. Read more »

Woman Claims Jersey Shore Bar Was a Sexual Harassment Hellhole

Ericka Puglisi (photo courtesy attorney Matthew Luber)

Ericka Puglisi is a 33-year-old woman from the Atlantic City area who, hoping to supplement her income as a per diem nurse, walked into a popular Jersey Shore bar earlier this year in search of a waitressing job. But according to a lawsuit she’s filed, that job quickly turned into a nightmare. Read more »

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