Here’s the Uber Driver Charged With Attacking His Passenger in Philly

Left: Former Uber driver Major Fuller. (University of Pennsylvania Police Department) Right: Cherry Hill resident Joseph Fusco, the man Fuller stands accused of beating.

Left: Former Uber driver Major Fuller. (University of Pennsylvania Police Department) Right: Cherry Hill resident Joseph Fusco, the man Fuller stands accused of beating.

Last week, we told you that police were looking for the Uber driver who allegedly assaulted his passenger after a pickup in University City, and now we’ve learned that investigators have made an arrest. Read more »

Jennifer Zavala Goes Rogue With Illegal Tamale Truck

Jennifer "Fear" Zavala is not a fan of red tape.

Jennifer “Fear” Zavala is not a fan of red tape.

We don’t hear from Philly chef Jennifer “Fear” Zavala that often, but when we do, there’s always a good story there, whether it’s her insane wedding, that time she singlehandedly foiled the world’s dumbest caper with a dirt-simple South Philly sting operation, or tales of her cannabis catering. And now, she’s back with a rogue South Philly tamale truck. Er, make that a tamale van. Read more »

Lithe Method Founder Lauren Boggi Declares Bankruptcy

Photo by Jessica Hawkes Webster

Photo by Jessica Hawkes Webster

Devotees of the insanely popular fitness cult Lithe Method and its unnervingly cheery leader, Lauren Boggi, were horrified recently when Boggi announced that, thanks to a messy legal dispute, Lithe was no more.

As Boggi told clients in a late-December email, the landlord of Lithe Method’s never-opened New York outpost had obtained a $400,000-plus judgment against her and reportedly seized her bank accounts and assets. Well, the situation has only grown bleaker: Boggi has declared personal bankruptcy.  Read more »

Lithe Method Founder Lauren Boggi Declares Bankruptcy

Photo by Jessica Hawkes Webster

Photo by Jessica Hawkes Webster

Devotees of the insanely popular fitness cult Lithe Method and its unnervingly cheery leader, Lauren Boggi, were horrified recently when Boggi announced that, thanks to a messy legal dispute, Lithe was no more.

As Boggi told clients in a late-December email, the landlord of Lithe Method’s never-opened New York outpost had obtained a $400,000-plus judgment against her and reportedly seized her bank accounts and assets. Well, the situation has only grown bleaker: Boggi has declared personal bankruptcy. Read more »

It’s Really Frigging Cold, So How About Some Free Soup?

You can get this loaded baked potato soup for free today. Why? Because it's really, really cold outside.

You can get this loaded baked potato soup for free today. Why? Because it’s really, really cold outside.

The only thing better than a really good bowl of homemade soup on an Arctic-blasted day like this one is a really good free bowl of homemade soup. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered. Read more »

Man Claims Uber Driver Beat Him Unconscious In University City

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Joseph Fusco | Photo courtesy of Fusco’s attorney

Three days before Christmas, Cabrini College director of public safety Joseph Fusco attended a holiday party in University City, organized by the security company Allied Universal. He drank with his friends and colleagues, as one is apt to do at a holiday party, and around 11 p.m., he requested an Uber to his home in Cherry Hill. And that, he claims, is when his troubles began. Read more »

ShopRite VP Responds to Accusations of Price-Gouging and Fraud

A 99-cent bottle of ginger ale becomes $2 at ShopRite. (Photo by Aria Fiorillo)

A 99-cent bottle of ginger ale becomes $2 at ShopRite. (Photo by Aria Fiorillo)

In the wake of the Philadelphia Beverage Tax — more commonly referred to as the Soda Tax — coming into effect, residents are fuming at both the city and at ShopRite, which seems to be one of the only major retailers prominently displaying the amount of tax added to an item, as seen in the photo above. Some have accused ShopRite of price-gouging and outright fraud — the chain was adding a surcharge to products that aren’t part of the tax — and of using the tax tags to make a covert political statement. Here, ShopRite vice president Karen Meleta responds. Read more »

Don’t Like the Soda Tax? Drink Water!

Photo by Radu Bercan/iStock

Photo by Radu Bercan/iStock

If you’ve been paying any attention at all to your social media feeds in Philadelphia over these first few days of 2017, you are no doubt aware that the world is coming to an end. Life as we know it is over. Our core values of freedom, liberty, and — what was that other thing? — oh yeah, the pursuit of happiness? Pfft. Good luck ever finding those again. And why? The dreaded Soda Tax, of course! Read more »

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