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Philly Police Refuse to Identify 72 Cops Placed on Desk Duty Amid Facebook Probe

Seventy-two Philadelphia police officers have been placed on administrative duty following a legal advocacy group’s investigation into members of the department who had allegedly made racist, violent, […]

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City Unveils Details of Its Dockless Bike Pilot Program

If you’ve been following the inexorable rise of dockless transportation, you surely already have a decided opinion on the matter. The battles are old news […]

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Juneteenth Is About to Become an Official State Holiday

Wednesday marks the 154th anniversary of Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in the U.S. And this year, Gov. Tom Wolf will to sign legislation […]

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Philly’s Weekend Violence Has Officials Eager to Find Answers — and Place Blame

Officials in Philadelphia are searching for ways to curb gun violence after a particularly bloody Father’s Day weekend — and looking to pinpoint causes. On Monday evening, […]

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A Street-by-Street Look at City Council’s Bike-Lane Bonanza

This post has been updated. With its narrow streets and menacing cars at every turn, Philly is hardly a cyclist’s paradise. But our lawmakers are at […]

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The So-Philly Tale of How the City Nearly Sold My House Without Telling Me

In July of 2017, when I was eight months pregnant with my second child, my husband and I learned, rather by chance, that the city […]

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Yes, We Really Have Been Getting More Tornado Watches and Warnings Lately

The dark storm clouds that rolled into the area on Thursday evening brought heavy, heavy rain to Philly. But the weather in the city wasn’t […]

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We Can’t Take Our Eyes Off the 2019 Philly Bear Chase

Welcome to the 2019 #PhillyBear chase. Here’s what’s happening: A black bear first came to East Falls on Wednesday (unless that was a different bear, but […]

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Penn’s 25,000-Pound, 3,000-Year-Old Egyptian Sphinx Has a New Home

The Penn Museum’s 25,000-pound granite Egyptian sphinx has seen many things over the course of 3,000 years — from the reigns of pharaohs to a […]

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You Can Celebrate the Rail Park’s First Birthday on Friday

Philly’s Rail Park turns one on Friday — and you can attend a party to celebrate. Friends of the Rail Park will host a birthday […]

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Supreme Court to Weigh In on Racial Discrimination Case Against Comcast

In Philly, there are about 260 channels available on Comcast’s largest, most expensive television package. Not included in that avalanche of TV content, however, are the stations from […]

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Giant Heirloom Apologizes After Criticism of No-Alcohol Signs During Odunde Festival

Philadelphia’s 44th annual Odunde Festival took place on Sunday, bringing many thousands of people to the city for what is billed as “the largest African […]

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West Philly’s Massive Sinkhole Is Expected to Ruin Traffic for Another 3 Weeks

Sorry, West Philly: the massive, empty swimming pool of a sinkhole that recently opened just outside Clark Park isn’t going anywhere soon. John Digiulio, a spokesperson […]

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You Can Personally Test Philly’s Controversial New Voting Machines

Everyone agrees that voting is important, but in true Philly fashion, the city government can’t seem to reach consensus on how we should cast our ballots — as […]

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Trump, Sex, and G-Strings: The Juicy Story Behind Newtown Athletic Club

“How you make a G-string just disappear?” This question, posed thoughtfully by the rapper Tyga in his song “Dip,” booms through the gym. I keep […]