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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.


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


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

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

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The Forgotten Victim of the Salvation Army Building Collapse

Ron Wagenhoffer deserves to be remembered.

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Extreme Makeover, FDR Park Edition: Here’s What South Philly’s Huge Park Could Look Like

The Fairmount Park Conservancy has envisioned a sprawling renovation for the park, which hasn’t seen any large-scale improvements since the 1930s. The price tag: $200 million.

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City to Step Up Ticketing of Bus-Lane Blockers Along Chestnut and Market Streets

The effort is being framed as a traffic-easing measure. But to find the real source of Philly’s traffic problem, we must look inward.


We Survived a Demo of the New Lime Dockless Scooters

But they’re still illegal in Pennsylvania. And the jury’s still out on how safe they really are for riders.

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Acme Was Once the Dominant Supermarket in Philly. What Went Wrong?

Can the iconic chain overcome the dark changes to the American economy?


Bryce Harper Isn’t From Here, But He Was Born to Play in Philly

Why this phenom from Vegas was never going to sign anywhere else.

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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Philly’s Pension Board Is Finally Getting Its Act Together

After years of ineptitude, it’s now kicking its suburban counterparts’ butts.

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Best Thing: Cabrini Are the NCAA Champions!

It’s good to have goals.

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Coroner Reveals New Details About Death of Philly Battle Rapper Tech 9

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office made available the official autopsy and toxicology reports on Friday morning.

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140 of Philly’s Hundred-Year-Old Citizens Partied With the Mayor at SugarHouse

Ranging in age from 99 to 106, the crowd ate cake and chatted with Jim Kenney at the annual Mayor’s Centenarian Celebration.

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In Surprise Testimony, Woman Says Philly Guitarist Mike Tyler Sexually Assaulted Her in 1985

Wilma Mae Basta came forward this week to give a victim impact statement at Tyler’s sentencing hearing for his 2017 sexual assault of a South Philly boy.

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Philly Rapper Tech 9’s Death Was a Suicide, Says Coroner

The Germantown resident died the day before he was scheduled to be arraigned on child porn charges.

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Darrell Clarke, Gentrification Is Gentrification — Even If the Developer Is Black

The Council president’s office thinks that diversifying the faces behind rapid gentrification in his district supports “minority participation in redevelopment and commercial activity.” He is long overdue for a reality check.

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Philly Cops to Have Increased Street Presence This Summer

Commissioner Richard Ross announced a new initiative that seeks to address the city’s recent crime paradox: Overall violent crime is down, but the murder rate is rising.

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If You Have a Brilliant Idea to Combat Gerrymandering, Please Go to This Meeting

Gov. Tom Wolf’s commission to figure out how to create fair congressional districts stops by Philly on Tuesday afternoon.

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