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Sorry Millennial Travelers! Visit Philly’s New Target for 2020 is Boomers

Millennials? Relax. Gen Z? Sit this one out. While you’re yukking it up on Twitter with your pithy little hashtags, 2020 is shaping up to be, […]

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SEPTA Says the Historic Route 15 Trolleys Will Return Late Next Year

One thing’s for sure: The historic trolleys that currently serve SEPTA’s trolley Route 15, which runs between West Philadelphia and Port Richmond, are going to […]

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Losing the Ritz at the Bourse Takes Philly’s Film Scene From Bad to Worse

The Ritz at the Bourse is my favorite movie theater in Philadelphia. I find myself defending this preference often; friends who are also avid moviegoers […]

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What Two Centuries of Census Records Taught Us About Philadelphia

More than two centuries after Congress (meeting right here in Philly) first decreed it, the census takers will be out again this year. The results […]

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Vision Zero, Philly’s Bold Plan to Eliminate Traffic Deaths, Needs Bolder Action

One word to sum up Philly’s Vision Zero goal of eliminating traffic deaths by 2030? Ambitious. Even bike-loving Sweden — which pioneered the global safe-streets […]

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Face Recognition Promises to Speed You Through PHL’s Gates. But Should You Use It?

There is no such thing as personal information. Try as you might to protect it, some corporation has probably already failed you. Maybe you went […]

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The Coolest Addition to Philly’s Indie Bookshop Scene Is Opening in Fishtown

Walking into Harriett’s Bookshop in Fishtown, you’ll notice dark wood floors, vibrant book covers on display, and a warm, slightly spicy aroma. Jeannine A. Cook, […]

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Temple’s Online MBA Makes a Less Than Triumphant Return to U.S. News Rankings

When U.S. News & World Report released its latest rankings on Tuesday for the nation’s best online MBA programs, Temple’s Fox School of Business — home to the […]

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What to Expect at This Year’s Women’s March on Philadelphia

It’s been roughly three years since millions of women flooded streets across the nation to denounce the inauguration of Donald Trump, creating the largest single-day […]

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Citywide Survey Says We Love the Fire Department, Agree to Disagree on the Water

When Mayor Jim Kenney first took office in 2016, it had been a decade since anyone in the Mayor’s Office performed a systematic survey asking […]

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Inside the New Tiny Wawa: What’s Different From the Fancy Flagship (and What’s the Same)

At last, Philly’s brand-new baby Wawa has arrived: The chain opened the doors to its smallest store in Philly — and the second-smallest in the […]

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Jim Kenney Reads Mean Tweets: The Last-Term Edition

Philadelphia might be a slightly less celebrity-starved town lately on account of Jason Segel and the return of Kendall Jenner, but let’s face facts: We’re […]

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The Tiniest Wawa in Philly Is Finally Opening

It seems like just yesterday we celebrated Wawa Week in Philadelphia, which culminated with our beloved convenience store opening its flagship location in Washington Square […]

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Don’t Panic, Regional Rail Riders: The Next SEPTA Key Rollout Step Is Only a Drill

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. We’re about to find out if the old aphorism holds true when it comes to […]

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New Term, Same Mayor: Kenney Outlines His Top Priorities

As last year wound to a close, we spent time looking back at the first-term accomplishments of Mayor Jim Kenney. Now it’s a new year, […]