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Hundreds of SEPTA Buses Have Free WiFi … When You Can Get It to Work

The other day, one of my colleagues was riding SEPTA’s 42 bus to 15th and Walnut when he noticed a message crawling across the bottom […]

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The Scourge of the Cinema Eatery Has Finally Arrived In Center City

It’s the year 2032. The latest Rocky spinoff — which, thanks to the wonders of technology, stars a digitally preserved Sylvester Stallone — has just […]

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I Let My Son Try Archery Deer Hunting in Philly. Here’s What It Was Like

You might say that my wife and I were more than a little surprised when our 13-year-old son announced that he wanted to go deer […]

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The Philadelphia Parking Authority Is Cutting Car Owners a Break. For Once.

The Philadelphia Parking Authority has been quietly enacting a policy that makes us wonder if the agency isn’t as bad as we once thought. It […]

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Bobby Henon Wants You to Dime Out Your Neighbor’s Illegal Swimming Pool

In case you haven’t stepped outside recently, it’s been downright hot in Philadelphia. This week, the sweltering forecast calls for seven consecutive days of 90-plus […]

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21 Things You Just Can’t Escape on a Philly Snow Day

Cecily Tynan utters the phrase “polar vortex.” Your next door neighbor tells you, “When I was a kid, I used to walk two miles uphill […]

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Backyard Chickens May Soon Be Legal in Philadelphia

You can own backyard chickens in New York City. You can own backyard chickens in Los Angeles. You can own backyard chickens in Baltimore. The […]

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Uber Fired This Philly Man Over a Crime He Committed in the 1980s

We hear a lot these days about how hard it is for someone leaving prison to reenter society and get a job. Well, it’s been […]

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Yes, Somebody Is Actually Making a South Philly Meatball Contest Documentary

The next edition of the South Philly Meatball Contest is happening this Saturday outside Taproom on 19th. There will be 25 contestants, including South Philly […]

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Hooray! Philly Is Finally Getting Its Long-Delayed Board Game Cafe

I don’t know about you, but I love board games. Not virtual board games that you play on your iPad. Hate those. I’m talking about […]

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Report: Philly Has Some of the Most Annoying Neighbors In the Country

It seems like every day here at Philly Mag, we get some random study or report that is supposed to tell us something about our […]

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Strange Revelations: The Philly Hate Preacher Who Wants to Save Your Soul

You wouldn’t exactly expect a fight to break out when you take your kids to Chestnut Hill’s immensely popular Harry Potter Festival. But when street […]

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I Decided to Trust Philly Trick-or-Treaters. Here’s How That Went.

We’ve never handed out candy at our house in West Philly. Before we had kids, my wife and I would always hit the bars. And […]

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Homeland Security Cops Looking for Man Seen on Rittenhouse Rooftops

There used to be a time when sneaking onto the roofs of tall buildings was just a fun teenage prank, something you’d do just to […]

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Jogger Says No One Helped as Teens Attacked Her on Schuylkill River Trail

A South Philadelphia woman says she was attacked by a group of teens on the Schuylkill River Trail on Tuesday night — and that none […]