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Starbucks Presses Pause on Plans for "Hip" Frankford Avenue Location

Fishtown community members voted against the store this month — and now the company says it wants to continue meeting with them before moving forward.

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Shakespeare & Co. Is Printing and Selling the Redacted Mueller Report

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Philly’s Most Epic Easter Egg Hunt Involves a Helicopter Egg Dump

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Watch a Bunch of Philly Celebs Announce the Eagles Schedule

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The Pennsylvania Turnpike Is Pretty Much Screwed, Says State Watchdog

And Philly might have to pay the price. Here’s why.

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Don’t Thank the City for Finally Removing Those Obnoxious Naked Grouse Bikes

Thank annoyed cycling advocates — and the diminishing returns on a poorly conceived guerrilla marketing campaign.


Gritty’s March Madness Bracket Is Better Than Yours

Thank your lucky stars that Gritty isn’t involved in your office pool, because his is a certified winner.

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Students Petition to Close Temple as Mumps Cases Reach 74

The university will offer free walk-in vaccination clinics next week.


Scenes From the Campaign Trail: The Coffee Can of Destiny

Here’s what Philly’s ballot position ritual was like on Wednesday.


The Moral Case for Why We Must Repeal the Soda Tax

On one side we have the privileged who reap its benefits without ever touching a sugary drink, and on the other the impoverished and people of color who fund those benefits.

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.


Most Charges Dropped Against BBWC Co-Founder Who Disrupted Council Meeting

Activist Abdul-Aliy Muhammad originally faced charges on seven counts over a protest of Council member Jannie Blackwell in February.


Meet New Penn Health System CEO Kevin B. Mahoney

The 23-year Penn Medicine vet, known for implementing the institution’s electronic health information system among other achievements, was just appointed to the role.

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Three Signs Philly Is Getting Serious About Street Safety

The city’s Vision Zero initiative is making serious strides this month.

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I Love My Job: JDog Founder and CEO Jerry Flanagan

The local leader’s veteran-powered junk removal company has grown to include 200 franchises across 31 states in just five years.

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Longtime Whole Foods Manager Says Company Policy Discriminates Against Black Workers

Jaleel McFadden says that a company rule allowed white supervisors to block him from promotion for a decade.

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How King of Prussia, Camden, and 23 Other Philly-Area Towns Got Their Names

Your guide to the local figures and businesses that got their names on the map.

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A Philly Photographer on His Decade of Documenting the Opioid Epidemic

Jeffrey Stockbridge’s work turns again and again to Kensington, a neighborhood in the grips of a crisis that he says is “all too often reduced to a photo of a needle.”

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Two Philly-Area State Senators to Introduce Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Daylin Leach and Sharif Street say their bill would also expunge previous low-level marijuana possession convictions.


City Commissioner Candidate: We Must Fight 2020 Vote Suppression Efforts

“I’m the only candidate in the race who has worked on voting rights or election reform issues as part of their profession,” says attorney Kahlil Williams.

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