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City Life

West Philly’s New Microcinema Wants to Prove That Our Indie Movie Scene Is Still Going Strong

Like many other cinemagoers, I was crushed by the recent closure of the Ritz at the Bourse — the latest theater to shut its doors […]

City Life

West Philly Woman Turns Dead Spotted Lanternflies Into Jewelry

All of this spotted lanternfly killing has left us with one small problem: There are dead spotted lanternfly bodies all over the place. But one […]

Be Well Philly

This West Philly Weightlifting Club Is Making Fitness More Accessible for Inner-City Youth

For many people, fitness can be as good for your head as it for your heart. Whether you’re lifting weights, running, or practicing Tai Chi, […]

City Life

Clarkville “Silent Protest” Is a Textbook Example of How Not to Be a White Ally

Clarkville, a pizzeria in West Philly, and nearby bar Local 44 were recently faced with a series of staff protests and a subsequent mass resignation […]

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Be Well Philly

A Philly Trainer Wants to Open a “Social Impact Fitness Studio” in West Philly

In a perfect world, there would be no barriers for anyone to take care of their bodies — all fitness would be free, inclusive, and […]

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Foobooz

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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Foobooz

West Philly Is Losing Its Mind Over a New Mexican Restaurant

With a new restaurant on the outskirts of the Penn campus, the dearth of quality Mexican food west of the Schuylkill is over. Don Barriga Mexican […]

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City Life

West Philly’s Massive Sinkhole Is Expected to Ruin Traffic for Another 3 Weeks

Sorry, West Philly: the massive, empty swimming pool of a sinkhole that recently opened just outside Clark Park isn’t going anywhere soon. John Digiulio, a spokesperson […]

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City Life

SEPTA’s Trolley Situation in West Philly Is Getting Real Ugly

If you’re a SEPTA rider who lives in West Philly and works in Center City, chances are you’ve been dealing with a hellacious commute lately. […]

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City Life

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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Foobooz

Chef Kurt Evans Is In at Booker’s in West Philly

Chef and activist Kurt Evans, founder of the End Mass Incarceration Dinners and a co-founder of Cooks for the Culture, is heading up the kitchen at Booker’s Restaurant & […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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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Foobooz

Rx the Farmacy in UCity Closes After Five Years

This post has been updated.  Rx the Farmacy, the weekends-only University City brunch spot with a farm-to-table vibe, has closed after five years in business. […]

City Life

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 […]