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a lawsuit is brewing over the frank rizzo statue in Philadelphia, seen here just days before it was removed
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The Battle Over the Frank Rizzo Statue Heads to Federal Court

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Frank Rizzo Statue Lawsuit Heads to Federal […]

jennifer weiner, michael nutter with barack obama, ahmir thompson aka questlove from the roots, malcolm jenkins, christopher burch and friends, and stephen starr, some of whom are Donald Trump donors while others are supporting Joe Biden
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Here’s How Philly’s Rich and Famous Are Spending Their Political Dollars

We combed through campaign finance records published by the Federal Election Commission to find out which presidential candidates, PACs and Super PACs have been getting […]

the colonial theatre in phoenixville, one of the pennsylvania movie theaters set to reopen this weekend
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Yes, You Can Go See a Movie This Weekend — But You Can’t Eat Inside a Philly Restaurant

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Some Pennsylvania Movie Theaters and Museums Are […]

the FBI says this photo shows Lore Blumenthal lighting a Philadelphia police car on fire during a George Floyd protest
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The Feds Are Playing Hardball With Accused Arsonist Lore Blumenthal

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. The Feds Want to Keep Lore Blumenthal […]

philadelphia police using tear gas on protesters, who are filing a lawsuit over the use of tear gas
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Philly Lawyers Prepping Massive Lawsuit Against City Over Tear Gas and Other Incidents

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Philly Lawyers Prepping Massive Lawsuit Against City […]

nurturing friendships
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How the Coronavirus Shutdown Rekindled Our Appreciation of Friendship

I was five years old when I met my first best friend. It was summertime, and both of our families had just moved to town. […]

keep friends for life
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Six Ways to Be a Good Friend for Life

For nearly two decades, Mary Beth McNeish Fedirko has been nurturing budding friendships as a preschool teacher at the Philadelphia School. Here, she shares universal […]

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Six Ways to Make New Friends in Philly in 2020

Even in the best of times, Philly can be a hard place to break into. Philly in 2020? Forget about it. But there are still […]

philadelphia zoo pollinator week
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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The Zoo Goes Greener

Happy National Pollinator Week! Pollination is how you and I and everything we eat got here, more or less, so it’s definitely worth celebrating. And […]

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As Philly Coronavirus Cases Decrease, a Related Danger Emerges: Heat Exposure

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, there was an initial line of thinking that the virus would be the great equalizer: Anyone could get sick, rich […]

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Meet the 2.5 Percent: Philly’s Black Business Owners in Food Service

“Meet the 2.5 Percent” is a bi-weekly series that features stories from entrepreneurs and business owners working to recover from COVID-19, as well as damage […]

Fourth of July fireworks
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Philly Just Canceled Its Live Fourth of July Fireworks Show

The holidays are really hitting different this year. Last week, Eastern State Penitentiary canceled its Halloween-themed Terror Behind the Walls (and laid off 40 percent […]

halloween in philadelphia guide things to do
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Eastern State Just Canceled This Year’s Terror Behind the Walls

File this with the long list of 2020 events the pandemic has shut down: Eastern State Penitentiary has officially canceled this year’s installment of the […]

bob brady, the former u.s. congressman from philadelphia and current head of Philly's Democratic party
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Dear Bob Brady: Your Time Is Up

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Ward Leader Demands Bob Brady’s Immediate Resignation […]

philly restaurants not practicing social distancing after reopening for outdoor dining
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City Threatens to Shut Down Restaurants Where Outdoor Dining Rules Aren’t Being Followed

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. City Threatens to Shut Down Restaurants Where […]