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Kensington Looks for Hope After Brutal Attacks on Prostitutes

A tiny pink sign sits on the ground at the edge of an empty lot in Kensington, calling out a reassuring message from the dirt […]

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An Axe-Throwing Club Is Coming to Kensington

I must look stupid. I have this fear a lot, but this time I’m sure of it: My left foot is forward, and my weight […]


Rain or Shine, These Festivals Are Happening

We were pretty excited when we put together our compilation of May festivals, and then May happened. It’s been gray skies for much of the […]


It’s Preview Week at the Saint Benjamin Brewing’s Tap Room

About a month ago, we wrote about Saint Benjamin Brewing Company’s expansion, including a new taproom in the works. Well, that taproom is finished up, and the […]


Two Beer Gardens Debut This Weekend

The first two beer gardens of the season open this weekend. Today, Michael Schulson’s Independence Beer Garden softly opens at 6th and Market and tomorrow […]

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Philly Block Project Wants to Show a Truer Portrait of Kensington

A smile creeps onto Fada Ahmad‘s face as she passes around a photo of the newest member of the family, her 1-year-old granddaughter. In the […]

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Skeletal Human Remains Found in West Kensington Lot A city work crew this morning came across skeletal human remains in an empty lot in the city’s West Kensington section. A Philadelphia Police […]


Field Guide: The Best Places to Eat and Drink in Fishtown and Kensington

Maybe you think you know Frankford Avenue. You’ve met friends for table tennis, jenga and liters of German beer at Stephen Starr’s Frankford Hall. You’ve […]

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Eight Charged With Selling Heroin Near Kensington School, Playground

Just weeks after the Drug Enforcement Administration released a report claiming that heroin availability is up in Philadelphia when it’s down in most other parts […]


Martha Set to Wow Kensington

Martha is opening in Kensington, just off of Frankford Avenue at 2113 East York Street. The bar is fronted by Philadelphia restaurant/bar alum Jon Medlinsky (Chifa, […]

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Street Artist WRDSMTH Drops New Typewriter Stencils in Fishtown and Kensington

L.A.-based street artist WRDSMTH was in Philadelphia yesterday, where he left behind a couple of his iconic typewriter stencils in Fishtown and Kensington. The works […]


NKCDC Kicks Off Renewal of Kensington’s Withering Orinoka Mills

Kensington residents and veteran Market-Frankford Line commuters who continue on past Huntingdon know well the blighted and tagged hulk standing just off Somerset Station at the corner of East Somerset […]


Orinoka Civic House to Break Ground in October

The New Kensington Development Corporation (NKCDC) announced today that their ambitious revitalization project at the former Orinoka Mills, a dilapidated 19th century textile mill site at East […]


Pair Break Into Kensington Home, Take Car Keys, Steal Car Police in Philadelphia are looking for a duo that broke into a woman’s house in West Kensington, took her car keys, then walked up and […]


Federal Distilling Opening in Kensington

Philadelphia is getting another new distillery. Federal Distilling is coming to 161 Cecil B. Moore Avenue (next to Keystone Mini Golf) in the Kensington neighborhood. The […]