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

The nationally-televised gesture was essentially a publicity stunt. But recognizing the founder of the Black Doctor’s 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

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

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An Oral History of the Sound of Philadelphia

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City Map Shows Inequalities In COVID Vaccinations in Philadelphia

Rittenhouse Square, Old City and Washington Square West are getting the most. A different story is playing out in North and Southwest Philly.

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The Philadelphian Who Made America’s Hotels Posh

George Boldt’s Bellevue-Stratford set the standard for elegance, refinement … and chicken à la King.

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Inside Philly’s Stealth Hunts to Take Out Deer and Protect Our Parks

We haven’t destroyed deer’s habitat; we’ve perfected it. Left unchecked, the local deer population would wreak havoc on the city.

Skippack pharmacist Mayank Amin aka Dr. Mak carrying materials for his COVID vaccine clinic
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This Pharmacist Is Using His Event-Planning Background to Vaccinate Thousands. In a Cape.

Mayank Amin, a.k.a Dr. Mak, went from planning huge, multi-day Indian weddings to organizing huge pop-up COVID clinics.

longtime Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market head Caesar "Sonny" DiCrecchio, who has been arrested by the FBI
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Longtime Philly Produce CEO Charged With Embezzling $7.8 Million

Caesar “Sonny” DiCrecchio allegedly used funds from the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market’s operating account to pay for Super Bowl trips, horse boarding, and a $20,000-per-month summer home in Stone Harbor.

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Everything You Need to Know About Philly Potholes

Why do some take so damn long to fix? How exactly do I get the city to pay for my car damage? These questions — and many others — answered.


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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Dolly Parton Will Send Free Books to up to 2,000 Philly Kids Each Month

Residents in one North Philly zip code can now sign up to receive free books from the singer’s Imagination Library program.

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The Black Doctors Consortium Is Totally Self-Funded. Imagine What It Could Do With City Support

Ala Stanford’s group has vaccinated thousands of Black Philadelphians on its own dime. Here are four ways the city could boost its heroic efforts.

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Inspector General: City Failed to Properly Vet Philly Fighting COVID

“Simply put, there is no question that the City of Philadelphia should never have been so closely aligned with PFC,” the city inspector general concludes, though he stops short of recommending any disciplinary action. 

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William Penn Only Spent Four Years In Pennsylvania, And Other Strange Founder Facts

The rest of the time, he was busy being accused of starting various riots, shopping for fancy clothes in Paris, and getting in lots of trouble with the authorities.

 

Pardons Board Votes in Favor of Former Eye Doc Who Went to Jail for Growing Pot

Eye doctor Paul Ezell went to jail in 2014 for growing marijuana that he’s always maintained was for his dying wife. This development puts him one step closer to getting his medical license — and his life — back.

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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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That Movie About an Upper Darby Bar Is Actually Getting Released This Month

Now that the Main Line developer behind the movie landed a deal with IFC Films, you’ll be able to stream “Last Call” online — or watch it in a theater, should you so desire.

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Didn’t Get an Email After Submitting a Vaccine Interest Form? The City Promises You’re on the List

And if there’s any doubt, the health department says it will soon be sending check-in emails to everyone on the list. But if you’re really skeptical, you can always sign up again.

simply good cars CEO jared cannon, who will appear in the new episode of shark tank this friday
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Philly’s Simply Good Jars CEO to Appear on New “Shark Tank” Episode

Watch Jared Cannon pitch his healthy meal-in-a-jar company to the famed venture capitalists on March 5th.

some of the Pennsylvania residents arrested as part of the Capitol riot
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More Pennsylvanians Have Been Arrested for Capitol Riots Than Residents of Any Other State

And which county in the United States leads the way? Idyllic old Bucks County.

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