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Texas-Style Brisket in Bucks County, and More Philly Restaurant News

A revamped menu of BBQ at Holy ‘Que Smokehouse Feeling like some BBQ? With this weather (and this upcoming weekend), of course you are. Summers […]


Living in the Oak Lanes: A Neighborhood Guide

History and vibrancy East Oak Lane, a pocket of Black affluence at the top of North Philly, was settled in the late 1600s, and it’s […]

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Philadelphia Wedding

After 10 Years of Dating, He Proposed on a Philly Rooftop With Giant Marquee Letters

Grand romantic gestures can quickly veer corny, but there’s something rather genuine about this rooftop marquee letter proposal in North Philadelphia. That’s probably because it […]

City Life

Temple Students, Let That HBCU Comparison Die

There’s been an ongoing claim among some Black students at Temple University that their campus life mirrors that at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). […]

City Life

Philly Police Investigating Incident in Video Involving White Officer and Black Teen

The Philadelphia Police Department is investigating an incident involving a white police officer and a 15-year-old black high school student in North Philadelphia last Thursday […]

City Life

City, State Politicians Call for Stricter Gun Laws After North Philly Shooting

Democrats in Philly and Pennsylvania just showed up big time for stricter gun control measures. More than two dozen local politicians gathered at City Hall […]

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City Life

What We Know About the North Philly Shooting That Injured 6 Police Officers

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. All eyes were on North Philadelphia on Wednesday evening after a gunman shot six Philadelphia police officers […]

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City Life

Darrell Clarke, Gentrification Is Gentrification — Even If the Developer Is Black

“All my skinfolk ain’t kinfolk,” the legendary Black writer Zora Neale Hurston once said. This quote goes double for Black developers who profit from land […]

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Be Well Philly

Meet a Health Hero Semifinalist: Cheryl Hardy

» You can vote for Cheryl Hardy here from September 4th through October 2nd.  Name: Cheryl Hardy Role: Program volunteer at Hank Gathers Recreation Center, a recreation center in North Philly […]

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City Life

And Just Like That, North Philly’s New Beach Club Is No More

Maybe it was just too good to be true. After the grand opening of the New Beach Club in North Philly’s Swampoodle section, the spot […]

City Life

WATCH: Wild Police Chase Ends With Arrest on North Philly Rooftop

A 25-year-old man described by police as a “menace to society” was arrested on Wednesday after leading officers on a wild chase through the city […]

City Life

Police: Temple Student Shot Dead in Off-Campus Apartment

Temple University officials have confirmed that one of their students was shot and killed by an unknown assailant in his off-campus apartment on Saturday night. […]

City Life

Temple Claims New Football Stadium Won’t Create Parking Issues

As residents of North Philadelphia continue to push back against Temple University’s plans to build a 35,000-seat football stadium on its campus, school officials have […]

City Life

PPD Announces First Gun Buyback Event of 2018

In the wake of an increased call for firearm safety and further regulation, the Philadelphia Police Department has announced that their first gun buyback event […]

City Life

Police: Teen Tried to Smuggle Gun Into North Philly School

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a teenage boy who attempted to bring a gun into a North Philadelphia charter school one day […]