The Best Thing That Happened This Week

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: A Clean Sweep! (Maybe … )

Back in (whoa!) 1988, we bought a house near 20th and Snyder in what was then known as South Philly but has now been gentrified into […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The Baby, the Eagles Hat and the Massachusetts State Troopers

Okay, so technically this happened last week, but when a tree falls in the forest and all that, and it wasn’t until this week — […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Thank U, Amazon, Next!

It happens so often, really, that it’s become a cliché: You meet the guy of your dreams. You fall hard, hard like week-old soft pretzels. […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Our Raucous Caucus

Just a few years ago, the biggest question about American democracy was whether it would wither from lack of participation. Nationwide turnout for the midterm […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Something Truly Terrifying

On Wednesday night, as soon as it got dark, a whole lot of strangers climbed the stairs to our front porch and knocked on our […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: An Error of Biblical Proportions

When last we were paying any attention to the Museum of the Bible, the D.C.-based evangelical extravaganza funded by the Green family of Hobby Lobby fame, […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Allen Iverson Gets Paid!

Well, the Sixers opened their new season with a rather disheartening loss on Tuesday to the Celtics, by a final score of 105 to 87. Rumors […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The Navy Yard Got Legs

When I was a kid, growing up in Glenside, we drove into the city regularly — to visit relatives, go to museums, see the Wanamaker’s […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Ed Rendell’s New Gig

You know that saying about those who don’t remember the past being doomed to repeat it? Americans have been doomed when it comes to drug and […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The Flyers’ Funky New Friend

There once was a mascot named Gritty Whose arrival made waves through the city. The internet split On the optics of it: Is Big Orange […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: He’s Baaack!

While Nick pulled off a magical feat, And that Super Bowl win sure was sweet, We’ve waited all season, Eager beyond reason, To gather, and […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: A Very Wet Vacation

So our family at last went away For a fun Poconos holiday. It would have been better Had it not been wetter Than anyone ever […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The Return of Nick Foles

Though no one would say it was pretty, That Thursday-night game was quite gritty. The defense stood tall, And a third-quarter ball From Nelson to Big Nick saved […]

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Teacher/Wrestling Pro Hangs Up Nazi Singlet

Kevin Bean is one of the good guys. For the past 14 years, he’s been a beloved fifth- and sixth-grade teacher in the Spring-Ford School District. He’s […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Setting Free the Bears

We live in a world with big, big problems. So many big problems that we all have to search for our own ways to cope. […]