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I Tried the Cheesesteak at Paulsboro, NJ’s Mysterious $100 Million Deli

Is Your Hometown Deli in Paulsboro, New Jersey, really worth its stock valuation? We’ll let the market decide. But for under $20, we got a decent meal (and a doggy bag).


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The Pandemic Will End. Our Respect for Service Workers Should Not

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Beethoven in Beijing Directors on the Legacy of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s 1973 Tour of China

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Touch-Free Toilets and No More Cash: What to Expect as Fans Return to Philly Sports

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I Tried the Cheesesteak at Your Hometown Deli, Paulsboro, NJ’s $100M Business.

This small deli was recently valued at $100m on paper. So how’s the food?

Opinion

The Pandemic Will End. Our Respect for Service Workers Should Not

My return to the movie theater came with an epiphany about how I’m going to conduct myself when things return to “normal.”

Q&A

Beethoven in Beijing Directors on the Legacy of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s 1973 Tour of China

The award-winning documentary, now on PBS, tells the story of how a visit from the orchestra reignited a love for a Western classical music—and Philadelphia musicians—in China.

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Touch-Free Toilets and No More Cash: What to Expect as Fans Return to Philly Sports

For fans of the Sixers, Flyers, Phillies and Union, there’s good news: The sports stadiums are open again. But they’ll look a bit different from before.

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Good Morning America Told Ala Stanford the City Named a Street After Her. It Didn’t.

The nationally televised gesture was essentially a publicity stunt. But recognizing the founder of the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium is still a great idea. Here’s what needs to happen to make it a reality.

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Germantown Academy Fires Popular Spanish Teacher Amid Allegations of Sexual Abuse

Reed Skoug was fired by the prestigious private school on Monday morning.


Love, Money, Sex, Cheating: The Real Stories of 10 Philly Marriages

Love, Money, Sex, Cheating: The Real Stories of 10 Philly Marriages

An unfiltered, unvarnished look at what “till death do us part” means now.


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Guides

The 10 Essential Sound of Philadelphia Songs Everyone Should Know

If you just landed here from outer space or weren’t, you know, born yet when Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff were all the rage, here are the songs you need to listen to first.

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Longform

An Oral History of the Sound of Philadelphia

Fifty years after founding their legendary Philadelphia International Records, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, with friends and collaborators, look back on the musical partnership that came to define the city.

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Longform

How the Pandemic Turned a South Philly Golf Course Into the City’s Best New Park

The former municipal golf course at FDR Park became an indispensable natural refuge for many locked-down South Philadelphians over the past year.

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Did Adidas Just Rip Off a Nike Sneaker Sculpture Made By Two Philly Artists?

The Dufala Brothers created a ridiculously elongated sneaker that caught the attention of Snoop Dogg and the sneaker world at large. Now, Adidas has released a sneaker that looks remarkably similar.

Opinion

Philly Politicians Are Condemning Derek Chauvin. Why Are They Silent on Local Police Brutality?

As our leaders weigh in on the Minneapolis court case, too little has been said about new charges of police abuse here last summer.

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Beyond Condoms, Cheese Puffs and Beer: How GoPuff Became Essential

Beyond Condoms, Cheese Puffs and Beer: How GoPuff Became Essential

The company is offering a lesson in adaptability and community partnerships during the pandemic.


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Man Claims the Philadelphia Parking Authority Fired Him for Being Gay

There’s so much to hate about the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA). The tickets they put on your car after your meter just expired. The awful […]

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The 7 Most Ridiculous Parts of the Pro-Columbus Day Lawsuit Against the City

City Councilmember Mark Squilla is among the plaintiffs suing Mayor Jim Kenney for changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

longtime Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market head Caesar "Sonny" DiCrecchio, who has been arrested by the FBI
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Sonny DiCrecchio Agrees to Plead Guilty to Massive Embezzlement Scheme at Philly Produce Market

Feds say he used the $7.8 million in ill-gotten gains to fund a $20,000-per-month Stone Harbor beach house and trips to Disney World and the Super Bowl.

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Longform

What Is Pandemic Life Doing to Our Kids? Maybe Not What We Think

Times are tough, but our kids are tougher.

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