traffic enforcement
City

Philadelphians Waste More Than a Millennium Sitting in Traffic Every Year

We knew congestion was getting worse in Philly, but this newly released report quantifies just how ghastly (and costly) it's become.


City

This Lesser-Known Liberty Bell Played a Big Role in Pa. Women’s Suffrage

Narcan
City

The Paradox of Narcan: It Saves Lives, but Masks the Extent of the Opioid Epidemic

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Health

More Philly Hospitals Are Becoming “Baby-Friendly.” Maybe That’s Not a Good Thing.

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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.

Opinion

Why Should Philly Cops Who Made Racist Facebook Posts Get a Second Chance?

The only way the Philadelphia Police Department can demonstrate zero tolerance for bigotry is by firing those who have clearly shown they don’t understand the meaning of “protect and serve.”


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.


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City

You Can Personally Test Philly’s Controversial New Voting Machines This Week

City controller Rebecca Rhynhart still hasn’t signed off on the purchase of the $8,000 units, but that’s not stopping the city from showing them off.

City

Trump, Sex, and G-Strings: The Juicy Story Behind Newtown Athletic Club

The NAC is so much more than a suburban gym.

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The Hot Seat

Forget Rocky: Biographer Mark Kram Jr. on Philly’s Real Boxing Hero

His new biography, Smokin’ Joe: The Life of Joe Frazier, is out now.

The Best Thing This Week

Best Thing: Some Truly Royal Shade

What do you give a man who thinks he’s everything?

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City

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

Planned maintenance and a sinkhole are currently disrupting commutes for nearly 50,000 daily riders.

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City

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

A good reminder that you can’t believe every viral video you see on the Internet.

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City

A Main Line Teen Is Competing Against the World’s Greatest Young Pianists

Avery Gagliano is a semifinalist in the prestigious Cliburn junior competition, which wraps up this weekend.

mutter museum
City

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

A fundraising campaign will allow the museum’s creepy-but-cramped exhibition space to expand by a full 80 percent.

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Down the Shore

That Super-Stinging Jellyfish Is Popping Up Along the South Jersey Shore

The clinging jellyfish has previously been spotted north of LBI. But a recent discovery suggests the reach of creature’s tentacles is expanding.

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