Local talk show host Salima Hakeem says she hasn’t slept a full night since Friday: The soon-to-be 61-year-old is still reeling after she claims she was discriminated against and verbally abused by the manager of Marathon Grill‘s 19th and Market location. Read more »
Police are searching for an unidentified gunman who opened fire on a car near 13th and Chancellor streets on early Sunday morning and then evaded arrest by ducking into a nearby PATCO station, where he slipped pursuing officers. Read more »
Three years ago.
That was the last time anybody was really talking about anything restaurant-related at the new Comcast Technology Center, the sky-scraping giant currently getting built out at 18th and Arch Streets. The last we heard, two restaurants were planned for the building — one at the top, attached to the new Four Seasons Hotel, and the other at the base.
The FBI/Philadelphia Police Violent Crimes Task Force is asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect who robbed a Center City bank branch on Tuesday morning and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash before authorities arrived on the scene. Read more »
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Philadelphia police are searching for the driver of a Jeep in a deadly hit-and-run that occurred on Sunday in Center City. Read more »
Disclaimer: This is not another hit piece by a Boomer or Generation X-er targeting millennials — this one is by a millennial.
While the rest of Philadelphia keeps trying to figure out how much of an impact its citizens between the ages of 18 and 34 are having, I can give you the inside answer: less and less all the time. Read more »
Two pedestrians were hospitalized after a minivan jumped a curb in Center City and veered into them before destroying a newsstand positioned on the sidewalk.
Philadelphia police say two vehicles were involved in an accident near the intersection of 16th Street and JFK Boulevard around 11:43 a.m. Tuesday that sent the van hurtling over the curb.
Photos from the scene show that the van came to rest after crashing into a newsstand near the BB&T Bank not far from the entrance to Suburban Station:
Police officials tell Philly Mag the victims were two men, ages 38 and 77 years old. They were each transported to Hahnemann University Hospital. Their conditions are unknown.
The drivers of both vehicles remained on-site, police say. It’s unclear if either driver will be cited or face any criminal charges as a result of the accident.
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A mere two-tenths of a point dropped Philadelphia from its perch as the nation’s fourth-most-walkable city in this year’s Walk Score rankings of American cities.
Miami traded places with Philadelphia to become the No. 4 most walkable city in the U.S. on this year’s list. But no one should lament this development, for what it means is merely that cities all across America continue to up their walkability game.
A news release from Walk Score parent Redfin noted that once again, all of the 10 most walkable cities had higher Walk Scores than they did last year, and of the top 50, only Omaha saw its Walk Score fall (by a mere 0.3 point). Philadelphia’s Walk Score of 79 was 0.7 points above its showing last year, but Miami posted an even stronger gain of one full point to 79.2, putting it in fourth place and Philly in fifth. Read more »