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City

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

Thursday-night storms brought only heavy rain to Philly, but a tornado touched down in South Jersey. If you’ve noticed an uptick in this type of severe weather, you’re not alone. Here’s what's happening.


Suburbs

Drag Queen Storytime in Haverford Township Attracts National Opposition

City

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

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City

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

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City

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

A thrilling sojourn into the heart of our municipal bureaucracy.

From the mag

Sneak Peek: Inside Philadelphia Magazine’s July Issue

Our July issue drops this week. Are you ready to explore ever-changing South Philadelphia?

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Crankcase

Philly Used to Be a Cat Town. Now It’s Gone to the Dogs.

Screw you, New Philly, and your schnauzer too.

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Sports

How Philly Is Making the Arena Football League the Perfect Sport for Gambling

Ron Jaworski is betting you’ll bet big on the AFL.

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Best Thing: Rick Santorum’s Catholic Cryptocurrency Gambit

The former Senator clears up that whole Bitcoin business for us.

tornado
City

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

Here’s what’s happening.


Can Temple Find Its Way?

Can Temple Find Its Way?

Even as its national profile grows, the city’s largest university finds itself stumbling from one leadership crisis to the next.


Suburbs

Drag Queen Storytime in Haverford Township Attracts National Opposition

Despite a petition with more than 17,000 signatures and a heated local commissioners meeting, the Pride Day event at the Haverford Township Library will go on as scheduled on Saturday.

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City

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

Let’s just hope it doesn’t end like the 2018 coyote chase.

City

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

Scenes from the move at the Penn Museum on Wednesday morning.

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City

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

A nearby beer garden is throwing a party, complete with drink specials and a DJ.

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City

Supreme Court to Weigh In on Racial Discrimination Case Against Comcast

TV station-owner Byron Allen alleges in a lawsuit seeking $20 billion that Comcast’s refusal to carry his company’s channels is racially discriminatory. SCOTUS will now decide whether Allen’s suit can proceed.

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City

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

But the store says that it was Odunde organizers who wanted the festival to be a “dry event.”

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City

West Philly’s Massive Sinkhole Will Take 3 Weeks to Fix

SEPTA’s Route 34 trolley will be detoured until then.

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Suburbs

Former Villanova University Campus Minister Pleads Guilty in Child Porn Case

The 52-year-old Drexel Hill resident, who entered the plea on the day his trial was to begin, faces up to 10 years in federal prison.

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New Jersey

Veterans, Active Duty Military Could Soon Visit N.J. Beaches for Free

A new bill would let the state join a number of towns — including Ocean City, Sea Isle City, and Avalon — in offering free beach access to military personnel.

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