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City Council Bill Could Hinder Plans for More Protected Bike Lanes

City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell has introduced a bill that, if approved, could hinder bike lane expansion in Philadelphia. The bill would mandate that a City Council […]


Jason Kelce to March With Mummers This Weekend In Manayunk

If you thought All-Pro Eagles center Jason Kelce was simply entertaining the masses when he donned a Mummers suit for the team’s victory lap up […]

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Philly Teachers Respond to Calls for Guns in Schools

In the wake of the Florida school shooting, one of the deadliest in modern American history, conservative legislators and others say they want to arm teachers […]


New Mural Arts Project Honors the Legacy of Octavius Catto

On what would have been the 179th birthday of activist Octavius V. Catto, Mural Arts Philadelphia on Thursday announced its plans to feature the historic […]


Writer Sofiya Ballin on Going Solo for “Black History Untold”

The second part of award-winning journalist Sofiya Ballin’s essay and photo series, “Black History Untold: Future,” will begin to roll out on Thursday afternoon. The Black […]

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Exploding Manhole Closes Part of Market Street in Old City

A manhole explosion closed a section of Market Street in Old City on Thursday morning. Police and pedestrians were called to 3rd and Market streets […]


The Streets Department Has Filled 17,298 Potholes So Far in 2018

In just two short months, Philadelphia’s Streets Department has already filled 17,298 potholes across the city in 2018. Yes, that figure is totally accurate, and […]


NAACP Considering Challenging Pa.’s New Congressional Map

Pennsylvania’s new congressional map could soon face multiple challenges. Republicans have vowed to attempt to fight the map in federal court. Now the state chapter of […]

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DA Krasner Will Drop Cash Bail for Most Non-Violent Crimes

In a move to fulfill his campaign promises, District Attorney Larry Krasner announced on Wednesday plans for cash bail reform in Philadelphia. Speaking at a […]


Penn Student: Center City Taco Bell Used Racial Slur on Receipt

A first-year PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania was outraged over the weekend when he discovered that an employee of the Taco Bell at […]


Mistrial Declared in Joey Merlino’s Federal Racketeering Case

With the jury unable to reach a consensus after five days of deliberation, a federal judge in New York City had no choice on Tuesday […]

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Dive Bar Oscar’s Tavern Is Closed for Health Violations

Bad news for lovers of Oscar’s Tavern: You’ll have to find somewhere else to grab a beer and a cheesesteak-and-a-half for now. The city’s Department of […]

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PPA Proposes Fee for Regulating Taxis, Uber and Lyft

The Philadelphia Parking Authority wants to add a 50-cent surcharge to every taxi, Uber and Lyft ride originating in the city. The organization says the […]


John DeBella Accused of Sexual Harassment by Former WMGK Co-Host

The humor of legendary disc jockey John DeBella has always hovered somewhere between sophomoric and borderline offensive over the course of his 35 years on […]

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Rhynhart Opens Sexual Harassment Reporting Line for City Employees

Current and former city employees who are experiencing sexual harassment have a new option for reporting potential abuse. Philadelphia controller Rebecca Rhynhart has created a new […]