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West Philly Is Getting a Wine Garden

West Philly’s Cedar Park neighborhood got its first official beer garden back in 2017. On Friday, August 2nd, a trio of neighborhood entrepreneurs are opening the […]

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The L.A.-Based Street Artist Bringing a 19-Story Mural to University City

Mural Arts has announced a massive new project coming to the edge of University City and West Philly — an 11,000 square-foot piece decorating the side of […]

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Activists Threatened, Allegedly Attacked During Protest at Blackwell Campaign Event

A reelection kickoff event on Tuesday night for veteran City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell was marred by a series of violent threats and an alleged attack […]

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Here’s Why Jamie Gauthier Thinks She Can Defeat Longtime Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell

Last week, West Philly native Jamie Gauthier officially announced her bid for City Council in the 3rd District. A former executive director of the Fairmount […]

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Movita Johnson-Harrell Might Become the First Muslim Woman Elected to Pa. House

On Sunday night, Movita Johnson-Harrell, former interim supervisor of Victim Services in Philly’s District Attorney’s Office, surprised many when she became the new Democratic nominee […]

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The Best Places to Eat in West Philly and University City

West Philly is Philly’s most perfect food neighborhood: It’s our culinary laboratory, where one-offs and wild knots of Asian and African cuisines feed the neighbors […]

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An American Bistro and Jazz Lounge Is Now Open in West Philly

A new bistro has opened in West Philly’s Cobbs Creek neighborhood, just north of 52nd and Baltimore. 720 West Bistro takes the place of erstwhile bar Blue […]

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What You Can Rent for $1500 a Month in Philadelphia Right Now

According to the latest monthly rent data from Apartment List, $1,500 a month is well above the median monthly rent for two-bedroom apartments in Philadelphia. […]

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Is West Philly the New Portland?

When I moved out West from Philly in 2010, it felt like striking gold. In Portland, Oregon, I found a beautiful city with a sense […]

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West Philly Is Holding a Huge (and Free) Aretha Franklin Tribute

West Philadelphia wants to show the Queen of Soul a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T. The community’s annual Neighborhood-to-Neighborhood (N2N) festival at 50th Street and Baltimore Avenue on September […]

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Do Yoga and Zumba at This Free West Philly Health Fair and Block Party

Some of us take our ability to go to the doctors whenever we need to for granted — and it’s easy to do that because when […]

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Car That Struck, Killed 5-Year-Old in West Philly Turned Over to Police

The car that police say struck and killed a 5-year-old boy in West Philadelphia this past weekend has been turned in. The vehicle was surrendered to […]

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Police Arrest Four Suspects in Violent West Philly Carjacking

Philly police have arrested four suspects in connection with a violent West Philly carjacking caught on camera this past weekend. 

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WATCH: Man Carjacked in West Philly

Police are searching for five suspects wanted in connection to a carjacking in West Philly last Friday. Officials say the incident occurred around 11 p.m. on October […]

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Could West Philly’s Brand-New $50K Bike Lane Disappear?

A lot of people are talking about West Philly’s new one-way protected bike lane – the city’s first. The 1.1 mile lane on Chestnut Street between 45th […]