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9 Suburban Towns Pushing the Boundaries of the Philadelphia Region

There was a time when you could clearly tell that you’d left Philadelphia’s orbit. But as the suburbs continue to grow and push outward, those […]

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City Life

A Look Inside CHOP’s New King of Prussia Hospital

Good news, parents in the northern and western suburbs of Philadelphia: If your child has a medical emergency, you won’t have to drive all the […]

City Life

The Main Line’s Latest NIMBY Scourge: Old People

Here in Philadelphia proper, we get all bent out of shape when some rando developer wants to erect an incongruous monstrosity near our historic rowhomes. […]

a photo of a brood x cicada in washington d.c., a sight you'll be seeing as soon as there are cicadas in philadelphia, pennsylvania
City Life

Penn State Cicada Expert Says Brood X Should Emerge in Philly This Weekend

There’s been a lot of hype about Brood X cicadas in Philadelphia and elsewhere in Pennsylvania, but I haven’t seen one yet. So to find […]

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City Life

These Millennial Mayors in the Philly ’Burbs Entered Office Eager and Optimistic. Then Came 2020

Mark Barbee got laid off in 2020. He was a waiter in a King of Prussia restaurant that closed when Governor Tom Wolf issued shutdown […]

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City Life

Turns Out “Missing” Main Line Man Was Just a Sex Offender in Hiding

Back in 2019, the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System issued a missing persons alert for Paoli’s Timothy Patrick Dillon, who was 25 at the […]

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City Life

DA Investigating “Shocking” Video of Police Incident in Kohl’s Parking Lot

UPDATE 5/19/2020: Click here to see just-released police bodycam footage from the May 3rd incident. There’s a video making the rounds on social media of […]

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City Life

What Quarantine With a Toddler in Jenkintown Taught Me About WWII, the Great Depression, and Grit

In another life – also known as February – I considered myself a homebody. I enjoyed a good movie night. I could lounge away a […]

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City Life

Why Are We All So Obsessed With HomeGoods?

It’s a Monday morning at the HomeGoods in Langhorne. An employee walks out of the store holding a giant canvas painting—an abstract of oceanic blues, […]

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City Life

Meet the Millennial Mayors Working to Save Philly’s Sleepy Suburbs

The last place you’d ever expect to find Peter Urscheler is in Phoenixville — not that Phoenixville isn’t cool. And not that Urscheler isn’t cool, […]

City Life

How Yardley Went From Quaint, Sleepy Suburb to Happening River Town

Before they opened the Vault brewpub in Yardley in hopes of launching an unlikely nightlife scene, the Cain family saw the sleepy Bucks County borough […]

Be Well Philly

Conshohocken’s New Poké Joint Is the Healthy Spot the Neighborhood Needs

Despite what some food and recipe bloggers think, poké isn’t deconstructed sushi. In fact, the Hawaiian dish — made of cubed, marinated raw fish, often […]

City Life

Main Line Doctor Says Lower Merion Schools Ignored Her Sexual Abuse Allegations

Bill McKendry was once a popular fixture at Bala Cynwyd Middle School in the Lower Merion School District, where he began teaching in 1969. Known […]


Manatawny Still Works Is Opening a Bottle Shop and Tasting Room at Suburban Station

Want some good news for your Friday? How’s this: Next week, the good people at Manatawny Still Works will (finally) be opening their third location — a […]


Suburban Station to Get “Major” Food and Retail Upgrade

The concourse at Suburban Station is finally getting a much-needed upgrade. In 2018, the space will be less of an underground pedestrian thruway and more […]