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SEPTA’s Trolley Situation in West Philly Is Getting Real Ugly

If you’re a SEPTA rider who lives in West Philly and works in Center City, chances are you’ve been dealing with a hellacious commute lately. […]

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Yes, the PPA Sucks. No, It Did Not Ticket the Car That Blew Up on South Street.

There are at least a million reasons to hate the PPA. The corruption. The nepotism. The broken kiosks. The PPA enforcer standing around on the […]

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A Lower Merion Teen Is Competing Against the World’s Greatest Young Pianists

Seventeen-year-old Bala Cynwyd resident Avery Gagliano is one of six competitors from around the world left in the prestigious Cliburn junior competition, which seeks to […]

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The Mütter Museum, Philly’s Highbrow House of Horrors, Preps for Good Kind of Growth

The Mütter Museum, a temple to the many medical abnormalities that can befall a human being, is preparing for a growth spurt. Museum officials announced on Wednesday […]

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Han Dynasty Hit With Class-Action Suit Claiming Unpaid Overtime and Wages

In recent years, prolific Philadelphia restaurateurs like Stephen Starr, Michael Solomonov, and the Val Safran-Marcie Turney team have found their companies targeted in workers’ rights […]

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Details Revealed for Night Market Overbrook

Night Market has been bringing people and food together in the streets of Philadelphia since 2010, and it’s finally coming to my neighborhood. Here’s what […]

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The Forgotten Victim of the Salvation Army Building Collapse

As soon as I heard the accent, I knew it would all be okay. It was close to midnight, and I was coming home from […]

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Extreme Makeover, FDR Park Edition: Here’s What South Philly’s Huge Park Could Look Like

FDR Park in South Philly never really gets the attention it deserves as one of the city’s biggest parks, probably in part because the 348-acre […]

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City to Step Up Ticketing of Bus-Lane Blockers Along Chestnut and Market Streets

If you’re taking an Uber or a Lyft in Center City this summer, you might want to tell your driver to avoid dropping you off […]

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We Survived a Demo of the New Lime Dockless Scooters

I broke the law on Thursday and it felt … wobbly. Okay — it wasn’t really breaking the law. Lime Bike brought two of its […]

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Acme Was Once the Dominant Supermarket in Philly. What Went Wrong?

Acme president Jim Perkins, a 55-year-old man with a retired football player’s bulk, steamrolls through his flagship Paoli store, past the bank, the Starbucks, the […]

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Philly’s Pension Board Is Finally Getting Its Act Together

It’s hard to believe, but it may finally be time to say something positive about Philadelphia’s much-maligned Board of Pensions. They’re the geniuses that gave […]

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Coroner Reveals New Details About Death of Philly Battle Rapper Tech 9

Earlier this week, the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office issued a final determination in the death of Philly battle rapper Tech 9, ruling that the manner […]

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140 of Philly’s Hundred-Year-Old Citizens Partied With the Mayor at SugarHouse

In 1919, the average life expectancy at birth in the United States was just 55 years. But statistics are no match for good genes and […]

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In Surprise Testimony, Woman Says Philly Guitarist Mike Tyler Sexually Assaulted Her in 1985

Tuesday was supposed to be the day that veteran Philadelphia guitarist Mike Tyler learned what his sentence would be after a jury convicted him in […]