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Kenney Was a Coward in Letting Philly’s Safe Injection Site Fail

When the public rails against a project that would ultimately be in its best interest, you have to consider it a failing of the project’s […]

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City Life

South Philly’s Ridiculously Out of Place Asterix Mural Is Being Demolished This Week

There are a lot of murals in Philadelphia. The city’s Mural Arts program has put up some 4,000 murals throughout the city during its 33-year […]

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Where to Eat in South Philly: The Ultimate Guide

If Rittenhouse is the heart of fancy-pants Philly, the Northeast our melting pot, Fishtown our experiment in creative gentrification, and West Philly our global village, […]

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City Life

South Philly Woman Offers $1,000 for Return of Passport Stolen From Sprouts Market

For most people who have a passport stolen, it’s an inconvenience but not the end of the world. But for South Philadelphia resident Rebecca O’Leary, […]

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City Life

This New Antenna Is Bringing Cheap High-Speed Internet Into South Philly

If you’re like most people, you probably think there is a special place in hell for Comcast and Verizon, the two impenetrable monoliths with a […]

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Foobooz

Vernalicious Brings Veggies and Comfort Food to South Philly

A beloved food truck owner is about to make her brick-and-mortar comeback. Vernalicious, Verna Swerdlow’s petite BYO in Whitman, opens its doors this Friday, April 12th […]

City Life

Philly Guitarist Mike Tyler Convicted of Felony Sex Crimes Against a Child

It has been a year and a half since we first told you about accusations that Philadelphia guitarist “Colonel” Mike Tyler had raped a child […]

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The FBI’s Interest in Kenyatta Johnson Appears to Be Heating Up

On January 30th, the same day that the U.S. Department of Justice announced a sprawling indictment against electricians union head John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty and […]

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City Life

This South Philly Firefighter Wants to Rename Broad Street to Honor the Eagles

It has been exactly a year since Eagles fans across the region converged on Broad Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for a massive parade […]

City Life

Mummer Accused of Playing Jay-Z in Blackface Is, in Fact, Black

On Tuesday, as the Mummers Parade festivities were moving from your television screen to drunken celebrations down on Two Street, a scandal began unfolding involving […]

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Philly’s 20 Biggest Winners of 2018

At the end of the year, it is customary for us here at Philly Mag to take stock of the good, the bad, and the […]

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Foobooz

More Lies and Misdeeds from Anthony Bourdain’s Fake Friend

People are always telling me that I should have my own podcast. If I did, the bewildering saga of South Philly chef Michael DePasquale, who […]

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Foobooz

South Philly Chef’s Claims of Anthony Bourdain Partnership Implode

Update: We’ve uncovered more lies in the story of Michael DePasquale. For the latest news, go here. Yesterday started out simply enough, with me interviewing […]

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City Life

How One of the Largest Marine Corps Birthday Parties Wound Up in South Philly

South Philadelphia evokes many images and ideas: Cheesesteaks. Rocky. Stoop sitting. Gaudily decorated front windows. The list goes on and on. But one thing that […]

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City Life

Police Say This Man Tried to Set a South Philly House on Fire

The Philadelphia Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a man they say tried to set a house on fire in South […]