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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Robeson’s Richard Gordon Is the Best Principal in All the Land!

Back in 2013, the Philadelphia School District was planning on shuttering West Philly’s Paul Robeson High School for Human Services. The all-city-admission school, housed in […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Joe Biden Quotes the Sixers’ New Coach

It wasn’t four score and seven years ago that the Sixers named a new head coach — it was only a week ago, actually. But […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: “Bad Things Happen in Philadelphia”

These haven’t been the easiest of times in the City of Brotherly Love. There’s the, um, Carson Wentz problem. The Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Buh-Bye, Summer From Hell

The crop is in!! — Not4Nothing (@fbonn2000) June 21, 2020   Happy autumnal equinox, the date this time of year on which day and night […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Trump’s Philly Town-Hall Disaster

On Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump appeared here in our city, where the founding fathers he’s so fond of proclaimed the existence of truths that […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The “Tell Your Dog I Said Hi” Mask

If the closure of gyms, not to mention civilization, because of COVID-19 has thrown you out on the sidewalks of your town for exercise, you […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: A New Record on the Appalachian Trail

If you’ve pretty much been sitting at home on your couch for the past six months, you’re not gonna want to hear about Liz Anjos. […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The Girl Scouts Get a New Look

There’s been a lot of news on the Girl Scout front lately. Earlier this month, the organization unveiled a brand-new cookie flavor: the Toast-Yay!, shaped […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: It’s BLT Season!

On Monday of this week, we made ourselves a BLT for supper. (We enjoyed it while watching the Sixers.) On Tuesday, we had a BLT […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The Kids Are All Right

Ben Simmons has always made it hard to love him. Once ranked the number one player in the nation, he’s had a career of more fits […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: A Winner in Wawa vs. Sheetz!

It’s been busy days lately for Wawa. In addition to the convenience chain’s announcement that it was closing its big Center City store at Broad and […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: A Win for a William Penn Oak Tree

Life moves so fast these days that history might as well be a will-o’-the-wisp, here one instant, gone the next. There are still a few […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Hooray for Lawyers!

We know, we know; we hate lawyers as much as the next guy. Maybe more so — we have some in our family. But we […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The Sounds of Summer. Sort of.

Sure, this long stretch of enforced isolation has been hard. But you know what’s made it even harder? The dead silence in our backyard. For […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Gritty’s Big Queer Eye Makeover

Oh, that we all had friends as devoted and loyal as the Phillie Phanatic, who recently, concerned about his good pal Gritty and hearing that […]