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Pa. Senate Committee Advances Bill That Would Limit Wolf’s Economic Power

A Pennsylvania Senate Committee has approved a bill that would limit Gov. Tom Wolf‘s – and future governors’ – economic power. Senate Bill 561, introduced […]

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Wolf Pushes to Revoke License of Berks County Immigration Detention Center

Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is attempting to revoke the license of a controversial Pennsylvania immigration detention center. The contentious Berks County Residential Center, located about […]

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Firefighters Find Alligator Inside Tacony Home

[email protected] Here you go. Alligator found at fire scene in Tacony tonight. 18-24 inches long. Unharmed.#fox29 — Dave Schratwieser (@DSchratwieser) April 20, 2017 Firefighters […]

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About Those “Coywolves” People Keep Spotting

Reports of “coywolves” are on the rise in the Philly area. You’re probably wondering what a coywolf is – and we’re here to help. Apparently, […]

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Report: Homes in Philly Have More Mice Than in Any Other U.S. City

Homes in Philly are more likely to be rat or mice infested than households in any other U.S. city, according to a Bloomberg analysis of recent census […]

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Rats In Philly: Even Worse Than Before

Our civic leaders like to talk about Philadelphia as the Next Great American City. There’s an amazing restaurant scene. There are newly developed urban oases […]

An animal control officer and a pig in South Philly

WATCH: Residents Chase, Catch Runaway Pig on Washington Avenue

It was an ordinary Labor Day for Colin Weir — to begin with, at least. He was browsing a Facebook group for his neighborhood, Southwest […]

Former Governor Ed Rendell with the Kansas delegation's donkey.
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DNC Donkeys Make Their Last Stand

All good things eventually come to an end, and the DNC Donkeys are no exception. The DNC Host Committee announced today that they would begin […]

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The DNC Host Committee’s “Donkeys Around Town” Scavenger Hunt Officially Begins

The Philadelphia DNC Host Committee officially launched its “Donkeys Around Town” Scavenger Hunt today at Duross & Langel, where the New Jersey and South Carolina […]

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These DNC-Week Art-and-Politics Events Make a Real Statement

Let’s be honest, those painted donkeys parked around the city in advance of the Democratic Convention are colorful but make no statement, no demand. Well, […]

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Anti-Fracking Group: Democrats’ Platform Is a Pile of Crap

The environmental group Food & Water Watch isn’t fracking around. On Tuesday, the group held a press conference at City Hall to say that its […]

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Meet the DNC Host Committee’s “Donkeys Around Town”

During next month’s Democratic National Convention, visitors will likely run into a few colorful donkeys. And they’ll have some local artists to thank for that. […]


Kawaii Kitty Cafe is Opening in Queen Village

While this isn’t the most serious news Foobooz has reported, it might be the cutest. Kawaii Kitty Cafe will be celebrating their grand opening this […]

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People, Stop Killing Wild Animals With Kindness

One of the most embarrassing things I ever did was find a dog that wasn’t lost. It was near Second and Washington, while I was […]

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Penn Vet Students to Learn on Jon Stewart’s Farm

The veterinary students at the University of Pennsylvania certainly are going Hollywood these days. Months after it was revealed that a new “Penn Vet” reality […]