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City Life

Attack of the Mating Gnats!

The Philadelphia area welcomed thousands of unwanted guests on Monday night as a swarm of pesky gnats descended on the Delaware Valley in what experts […]

City Life

Wolf: Let’s Test All Pa. Kids Under 2 for Lead

Gov. Tom Wolf wants to test every infant in Pennsylvania for lead. In a statement released on Wednesday, Wolf called on state lawmakers and the Department of […]

City Life

West Nile Virus Infection Reported in Montco

The Pennsylvania Departments of Health and Environmental Protection jointly announced on Tuesday that the presence of West Nile Virus has been detected in an unidentified Montgomery […]

City Life

7-Eleven Says New Tobacco Standards Killed Philly Expansion

Standards adopted earlier this year by the city’s Department of Public Health for issuing permits to sell tobacco products has cost Philadelphia a planned 35 […]

City Life

This South Philly Live Chicken Store Is in Trouble With the Feds

Most of us buy our chicken at the regular old grocery store. Whether it’s a free-range, no-antibiotics bird from Whole Foods or 69-cents-per-pound leg quarters […]

Foobooz

Opa Is Still Closed Due to “Live Mouse” Problem

For some restaurants in Center City, the Friday of January’s Restaurant Week is the single busiest night of the year. But over at Opa, the […]

City Life

Board of Health Approves Restrictions on Philly’s Tobacco Retailers

The Philadelphia Board of Health yesterday approved a set of regulations geared toward discouraging tobacco use in low-income neighborhoods. The board is attempting to constrict the […]

City Life

Pat’s Steaks Owner Frank Olivieri Fires Back Over Health Inspection Coverage

On Thursday night at 5 p.m., 6ABC’s Monica Malpass and Brian Taff put on their most serious news anchor faces possible to introduce the night’s […]

Foobooz

Main Line’s Yangming Closed Due to Roaches

The Main Line Times has the details about Bryn Mawr’s Yangming being shut down because of an “active infestation” of roaches. The ordeal began on […]

City Life

Philly Monitoring 30 Recent Travelers for Ebola

Philadelphia health officials are monitoring 30 people in the city for Ebola, NBC 10 reports. Here’s why you shouldn’t panic: There are no confirmed cases. […]

Foobooz

POLL: Should Dirty Philly Restaurants Be Forced to Tell You They Are Dirty?

If you’ve spent any time at all in New York City, you’ve no doubt noticed these Department of Health letter grades stuck to the front […]

Foobooz

It Happened Last Night: Health Department Shuts Down Farmers’ Cabinet

On Monday, Philadelphia’s Department of Health shut down the Farmers’ Cabinet. “As a result of violations found during an inspection, they were ordered to close […]

Foobooz

POLL: Do Fruit Flies In Restaurants Disgust You?

The other day, I visited a prominent Philadelphia restaurant and sat at the bar for dinner. I noticed a few small insects flying about. And […]

Foobooz

I’ll Have An Egg and Cheese and Mouse Turd Sandwich, Please

Well, I was planning to scarf down a $2.50 egg-and-cheese sandwich (ketchup and pepper) from a street vendor near Foobooz World Headquarters. But once I spied these […]

Foobooz

It’s What’s For Dinner: Feces and Fruit Flies

The other night, I visited Front Street’s Catahoula for some food and drink. The duck jambalaya, crawfish boil, and Gouda grits were all quite tasty, […]