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south philadelphia actor jenna pinchbeck, who has taken bernard havard and walnut street theater to task on social media
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America’s Oldest Theater Wants to Shut This South Philly Actress Up

A lawyer representing Walnut Street Theatre and its extremely well-paid executive director, Bernard Havard, has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Jenna Pinchbeck over comments she’s been making on social media.


Opinion

I’m Boycotting the Philly Pride Parade Until It’s Under New Leadership

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The Pandemic Forced Us Apart. Will Philadelphia Ever Fully Regain Its Intimacy?

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It’s the Peregrine Falcon’s World

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How Plain Quaker Philly Got Its Wedding-Cake City Hall

In his new book, Wall Street Journal architecture critic Michael J. Lewis spills all the gossip on the backroom politics, influence-peddling, egotistical feuding and occasional (rare) genuine civic-mindedness that resulted in our city’s present built environment.

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Is This the Moment Josh Shapiro Has Been Waiting For?

The attorney general and Montco native has plans to run for governor of Pennsylvania in 2021. Is his style too old-school for this modern age—or is it the only way to get things done in this state?

Opinion

Why Is Larry Krasner Still Tight With Shaun King?

Voters should be concerned that our self-proclaimed progressive DA is chasing the national spotlight with the help of an infamous figure who’s been accused of grifting and targeting activists.

News

Vaccinations Are Increasing, But Philly’s COVID-19 Cases Have Stopped Declining. What Gives?

We check in with the pandemic modelers at the CHOP Policy Lab as the coronavirus pandemic enters what is hopefully its final phase.

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30 Years Ago, a Philly Church Refused to Vaccinate Its Kids Against Measles. The Results Were Deadly

A look back at the city’s last vaccine crisis — and what we can learn from it today.

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These Millennial Mayors in the Philly ’Burbs Entered Office Eager and Optimistic. Then Came 2020

Here’s what it was like to be the caretaker of an entire community when so much stuff — PPE shortages, school closures, job losses, overcrowded hospitals, toilet-paper hoarding — suddenly hit the fan.


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.


university of pennsylvania students who are trying to start a UPenn hunting club
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These Penn Students Say the University Is Thwarting Their Efforts to Start a Hunting Club

The club’s paperwork has been in limbo for a year. The organizers say it’s due to hunting stigma; Penn hasn’t commented.

philadelphia maple syrup enthusiast jethro heiko
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This Philly Dad Has Spent the Pandemic Tapping North Philly Maple Trees for Syrup

Last winter, Jethro Heiko tapped the solitary maple tree in his backyard. This winter, he’s up to 40 trees all over the neighborhood.

Opinion

The Pandemic Made Me Realize I Hate Everything About My Old Social Life

It’s been a year since COVID changed our world. These are the lockdown habits I’m not giving up, even after we return to “normal.”

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How Much Do You Know About Philly’s Irish History?

From Tug McGraw to Grace Kelly to the iconic Irish Potatoes, this city has a lot of Celtic connections. Take this quiz to find out how much you really know.

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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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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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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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