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PGW Nightmare: Family Has Gas Shut Off Over “Secret” Gas Line

(This piece has been updated to include comment from a PGW spokesperson and a copy of the termination of service notice Anderson-Bell says she received.) […]

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Philadelphia the Public Pool Capital of America

Maybe Philly should do more to promote itself with a series of advertisements like these: Why? Because we apparently have the most public pools per […]

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99 Percent of Philly Parking Tickets Are Perfectly Legit

If you live in Philadelphia or park in it on occasion, you necessarily hate the Philadelphia Parking Authority and its trolling band of uniformed parking […]

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Amazon Same-Day Delivery Is Now In Philly

It’s 10 a.m., and you just absolutely need a brand new XBox 360 immediately but you have no time to shop. What do you do? […]

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Well, That’s One Way to Steal a Bike

Taken on the 1500 block of Spruce Street. And here’s a similar situation on 11th Street between Spruce and Pine.

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Train Geeks Freaking Out Over 30th Street Station Renaming

Earlier this week, we told you that United States Congressman Chaka Fattah wants to rename 30th Street Station after his barrier-breaking predecessor, William H. Gray […]

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Dear Verizon: Take Your Yellow Pages and Shove It

It happened last week. I was working from home with The People’s Court on in the background when I heard a dull thump in front […]

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Arctic Splash Cartons: Litter Scourge of the River Wards or Works of Art?

Arctic Splash isn’t made in Fishtown. It isn’t made in Philadelphia, or even Pennsylvania. But that hasn’t stopped the budget-priced iced tea — basically water, […]

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The 8 Stinkiest Spots in Philadelphia (Described With Emojis)

When I first got my cat, a rescue from the streets of Kensington, he wasn’t exactly house-broken. It took five weeks, three Craigslist futon cushions […]

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Dirty Philadelphia Is Dirty

NBC 10 says the American Lung Association has bad news for Philly in a new report: “Ozone levels (commonly called smog) came in worse than […]

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Philly Unemployment Declines

Via Philadelphia Business Journal: “Philadelphia’s unemployment rate declined once again. The rate fell to 8 percent in March 2014 from 8.3 percent in February, according […]

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Slate Says PA is “Most Linguistically Fascinating State in the Country”

Slate today calls Pennsylvania the “most linguistically fascinating state in the country.” (We already knew that Philly’s accent is fascinating, but whatever.) Pennsylvania, in case […]

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Philadelphians Get to Work Late

Interesting bit of data from FiveThirtyEight: The median Philadelphian apparently gets to work at 8:05 a.m. every day. Which means we’re a sleepy bunch: The […]

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Everybody’s Making Happy Videos, Apparently

We shared with you Camden’s Happy video last week; we apparently missed a Philly-grown version of the same thing, featuring … Jesus?

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Here’s a Map Showing PPA Cars Parked Where You’re Not Allowed to Park

Hating the PPA is as Philadelphian as cheesesteaks, Rocky, and being thoroughly unsurprised at political corruption. But online presence PPAWatch does more than just hate […]