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7 Historic Philly Cemeteries Where You Can Walk and Headstone-Hunt

Sure, cemeteries haven’t always been regarded as the most uplifting of places. But when getting outside while maintaining social distancing is increasingly challenging, people are […]

Be Well Philly

This Philly Musician Is Running Marathons to Grieve His Wife’s Death

Who I am: Eddie Gieda (@ebgiii), 41 Where I live: Center City What I do: I am a musician and band member of An Albatross. […]

City Life

It’s Totally Human to Mourn Complicated Figures Like Kobe Bryant

Sunday didn’t feel the same after news broke that a hometown hero was here no more. NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, 41, died in a tragic […]

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Be Well Philly

What Do You Do When You Lose the Person You Love?

Who I am: Krissie Pannullo (@phillynerdgirl) Where I live: Collegeville What I do: I’m a bioanalytical chemist. *** “Dan and I met through online dating. […]

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City Life

Woman Dies After Car Slides Onto SEPTA Train Tracks in Montco

A woman is dead after a car slid into the path of a passing SEPTA Regional Rail train on Thursday morning in Montgomery County. Police say […]

City Life

Whistleblower and Temple Professor John Raines Dies

John Raines, one of several whistleblowers who broke into an FBI office in Media in 1971, died on Sunday. He was 84 years old. Raines was a cleric, civil […]

Wissahickon Skating Club
City

Montco Teen Dies After Head Injury in Hockey Game

A Montgomery County teenager died after suffering head trauma at a Philadelphia hockey game, the Philadelphia medical examiner reports. Nick Bond, an 18-year-old from Springfield, […]

Ben and Deborah Franklin's Grave
City

How They’ll Fix Ben Franklin’s Gravesite

Ben Franklin’s grave’s all cracked and broken. But don’t blame the pennies. Earlier this month, the Christ Church Preservation Fund launched a GoFundMe for much-needed […]

City Life

Penn State Senior Killed in Fall from Balcony in Spain

A Penn State University senior from York died this past weekend after reportedly falling from a balcony in Seville, Spain. Lauren Bajorek had just completed a […]

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City Life

Man Killed By Train at SEPTA Station on Elwyn Line

At around 12:15 this afternoon, an unknown white male was killed at a SEPTA station on the Elwyn Line. A Philadelphia Police Department spokesperson says that […]

City Life

You Are More Likely to Die from a Drug Overdose Than a Car Accident in PA

Washington D.C.-based organization Trust for America’s Health has released a new study that indicates that Pennsylvanians are more likely to die from a drug overdose […]

City Life

Meet the Local Hospital Worker Who Posts Autopsy Photos on Instagram

When you go into the hospital, you probably don’t expect that your tumor, gangrened leg or, God forbid, dead body will wind up on Instagram. […]

City Life

John Templeton Jr. Has Died

John Templeton Jr., who led the John Templeton Foundation after his father’s 2008 death, has died. He passed on Saturday, according to reports. The New […]

City Life

St. Joe’s Prep Holds Prayer Service for Student Who Died at Football Practice

Today, Prep students, faculty and staff gathered for a prayer service in memory of our brother, Ryan Gillyard ’18. Posted by St. Joseph’s Prep on […]

City Life

Worker Dies After KOP Mall Electrocution

Joseph Iacovino, one of two workers injured in an electrical accident earlier this week at King of Prussia Mall, has died.