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Philadelphia Phillies Owners: The Phantom Five

THREE DAYS BEFORE the official start of the 2008 baseball season, the Philadelphia Phillies are treating their friends in the city chamber of commerce to […]

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The Last Days of the Philadelphia Lawyer

As lawyers get richer, is the quaint notion of “the Philadelphia Lawyer” becoming a thing of the past? Mark Alderman doesn’t look like the classic […]

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Ed Rendell Still Has a Few Things to Say

I begin to get, more than anything, worried. I’ve been waiting outside Ed Rendell’s small stone Tudor in East Falls for him to answer the […]

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Boyd Theater’s Fate May (Finally! Really!) Be Decided Today

Today’s the day we’ll found out whether that last-second donor really will be able to preserve Center City’s Boyd Theater in something like it’s original […]

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An Oral History of Arlen Specter

Raised in Russell, Kansas — the prairie outpost that also gave the world Bob Dole — and schooled at Penn and Yale, Arlen Specter first […]

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The Corruption of Corey Kemp

In an airless beige room, wearing a dark green jumpsuit, remembering his former life, Corey Kemp shrugs his shoulders. “I think I'm smarter, wiser,” he […]

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PHOTOS: These Are the Men Charged With Killing an Elderly Philly Couple

We told you last week how a 39-year-old woman had discovered her parents dead at their Strawberry Mansion home. Police have now made arrests in […]


Jose Garces on Working With New Partner, What’s Next in Philly

It’s been a few months, but the dust seems to have settled over on the Jose Garces front. This summer, following what was likely the rockiest chapter in his career, the chef was […]


Garces Group Declares Bankruptcy; Restaurants Will Stay Open for Now

The end of chef Jose Garces’s troubles is a Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring — and a new beginning. Garces, the chef-restaurateur behind Amada, Village Whiskey […]

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How “Rocky” Spawned the Most Philly Love Song Ever

The first Rocky film, the 1976 release that garnered the Academy Award for Best Picture (and, in my book, the only one in the franchise […]

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Features: Who Really Runs This Town?

In thinking about power in Philadelphia, we came up with a simple definition: In this city, power is marked by the ability to get things […]


Headlines: Reality TV Star, L&I in Hot Water Over ‘Illegally Built’ Apartments

It’s about that time of the week again, you know, when potentially dangerous L&I issues come to the forefront. This time, it involves an eight-unit […]

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Video Captures Violent Encounter Between School Cop and Ben Franklin Senior

The School District of Philadelphia is investigating an incident that took place last week at Benjamin Franklin High School in Philadelphia in which a school […]


Local Developer Looks for Love on Upcoming Reality Show

Philadelphia real-estate developer @shawn_bullard seeks true love on new prime time show @MMIH_WEtv on 2.4.15 at 8PM ! #MatchMadeInHeaven — Philly Film Office (@GPFO) February […]

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How to Find the Best Philadelphia School for Your Child

The move to the ’burbs used to be almost automatic for Philadelphians with means — families of all races picked up and left the city […]