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South Philadelphia

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City Life

You Can Soon Go on a Scavenger Hunt for Isaiah Zagar’s Mosaics

The scavenger hunt we’ve all been waiting for is coming to South Philadelphia. Anyone who has truly admired the work of Philly mosaic artist Isaiah […]

Be Well Philly

South Philly’s New Medical Marijuana Dispensary Will Have Its Own Yoga and Meditation Studio

It feels like just yesterday that Philadelphia welcomed its first medical marijuana dispensary, Restore Integrative Wellness Center, to Fishtown. Now, we’re already planning for a second, Herbology, […]

Be Well Philly

Where to Find the Healthiest Eats, Best Workouts, and Outdoor Fun in East Passyunk

Philly has an insanely wonderful fitness scene, but the truth is, many of us tend to stick to our own neighborhoods — we’ve all got […]

City Life

Police: Philly Kindergartner Finds Cocaine in Classmate’s Backpack

Philadelphia police are investigating after they say a kindergartner found a packet of cocaine inside a classmate’s backpack at Mastery Charter’s Hardy Williams Elementary School […]

City Life

Police Catch Another Coyote, This Time in South Philly

In Philadelphia, it’s not unusual for police to receive calls of animals on the loose. In December, Stormy the Cow twice escaped a Old City nativity […]

City Life

South Philly Home Collapses, Father and Son Escape With Minor Injuries

A South Philadelphia father and his 12-year-old son have miraculously survived with only minor injuries after their home in Point Breeze collapsed while they were […]

City Life

Philly’s El Carnaval de Puebla Festival Is Back After Brief Hiatus

One of Philly’s largest Latin American heritage celebrations is making a triumphant return at the end of April after taking a year off over fear […]

City Life

Eagles Drop Daryl Worley Following Charges of DUI, Resisting Arrest

Eagles cornerback Daryl Worley’s homecoming ended before the Penn Charter graduate ever had the chance to strap on a winged helmet after the 23-year-old was […]

City Life

South Philly Diner Takes On the NRA, Pro-Lifers, and Donald Trump

While most local businesses tend to stay out of polarizing political issues, there’s one South Philadelphia restaurant that isn’t shy about letting the world know […]

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Help South Philly Barbacoa Move Into a Larger New Space

South Philly Barbacoa is looking to expand. In a Facebook post, the renowned taco and torta spot — which is always packed on weekends and […]

City Life

How a Novelist From Seattle Became Head of the Italian Market

Philly is a city famous for keeping neighborhood business in the neighborhood. So how did an author hailing from the Pacific Northwest become the leader […]

Be Well Philly

A Vegan “Starbucks” is Opening in South Philly

We here at Be Well Philly love ourselves some vegan comfort foods, vegan dinner recipes  — anything vegan, really. I mean, food that’s 100-percent powered […]


A Personal Statement in Passyunk Square for $750K

One of my favorite architectural quotes comes from modernist master Ludwig Mies van der Rohe: “God is in the details.” God is smiling on South Philly […]

City Life

Housing Authority Gets $1.3M Grant to Start Redevelopment Near SRT

The Philadelphia Housing Authority announced on Monday that it has received a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) […]

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City Life

South Philly Doctor Sentenced to 4 Years in Jail for Selling $5M in Drugs

A notorious South Philly doctor has been sentenced to four years in prison for illegally distributing $5 million worth of commonly abused prescription drugs. According […]