South Philadelphia

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Men Break Out Guns, Bats and Hatchets to “Protect” South Philly’s Christopher Columbus Statue

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Men With Bats, Guns and Hatchets “Protect” […]

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103-Year-Old South Philly Woman Insisted On Going to Vote After Mail-In Ballot Didn’t Show Up

There’s been a lot of bad news to report lately, and that’s what I’ve spent most of the last three months doing. So when I […]

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Property

Just Listed: Old-School Renovated Rowhouse in South Philly

We’ve showcased any number of radical transformations of older Philadelphia rowhouses and other structures in this section over the years. Today, we offer a radical […]

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Property

Just Listed: Rehabbed Rowhouse in Girard Estate

Something every Philadelphia rowhouse-hunter faces at some point in their search for the ideal domicile is this: A rowhouse built sometime between the two World […]

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Philly Coronavirus News: Main Line Grocery Store Worker Tells Customers “Go Away”

A roundup of Philly coronavirus news. Main Line Grocery Store Worker to Customers: “Go Away” Earlier this week, we told you that Pennsylvania Governor Tom […]

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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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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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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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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]