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City Life

City Keeps On Screwing Things Up for Hero Who Found Abducted Girl

Nelson Mandela Myers, the man who found a five-year-old West Philadelphia girl abducted earlier this year, will finally receive his $10,000 reward today, after several […]

Foobooz

Food Trucks Making Wednesday and Friday Stops at the Porch

The Porch at 30th Street Station is back with another year of programming and Wednesdays and Fridays mean food trucks.

City Life

City Still Hasn’t Paid Man Who Found Abducted West Philly 5-Year-Old

To the finder goes the spoils. Or so Nelson Mandela Myers thought when he found a West Philadelphia five-year-old, abandoned in a playground near his […]

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Property

“House of Horrors”: Heidnik’s Out, Gosnell’s In–and He Owes Back Taxes

For 25 years, the phrase “House of Horrors” in Philadelphia brought to mind the stucco home in Hunting Park where Gary Heidnik imprisoned, tortured and […]

Foobooz

Cheap Eats: In Defense Of Vegan Meatballs

There’s no end of reasons to hate on fake meat, but the ultra-processed, pathetically aspirational, environmentally shifty stuff does have one thing going for it: […]

Property

Staging 101: Do Not Cover Bong With Boxer Shorts

Actually, we can’t really tell what the boxer shorts are covering. The first thought was a lamp, but then, there’s a lamp right next to […]

City Life

School District Establishes Parent Dress Code in Response to West Philly Kidnapping

Following the January kidnapping of a five-year-old girl from a West Philadelphia elementary school, the school district has revised its school pick-up policies during early […]

Property

Weekend Picks: Kitsch Estate Sale + Antique Show + Tool Sale = Secondhand Rose

Deliciously kitschy estate sale: Sat., March 16, 9am-2pm; and Sun., March 17, 9am-2pm. 600 E. Fifth St. Florence, NJ 08518 Spring Garden Indoor Antique & […]

Foobooz

University of Pennsylvania Food by the Numbers

Penn’s 34th Street magazine breaks down the Ivy League university’s dining options by the number. Everything from the price of coffee to what food trucks […]

Foobooz

Rimedio in West Philadelphia Is Closed and Is Being Taken to Court

Rimedio, the follow-up to Rx at 45th and Spruce is no more. And this Landlord and Tenant complaint has been attached to the window of […]

Property

Development Around Drexel Endangers Professor’s Well-Being

Drexel professor Kathleen Volk-Miller, who heads up the Painted Bride Quarterly literary magazine and brought the international Literary Death Match to Philadelphia (the only city […]

City Life

What Drexel Is Doing to West Philly (and My Paycheck)

My office at Drexel is on the corner of 33rd and Chestnut. Seven years ago, when I first started teaching there, I was grateful that the […]

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Property

Cedar Park: Thrift Store Out, Little Baby’s Ice Cream In

Cedar Park in University City is undergoing more transformation. Now old bowling shoes depart and non-dairy milkshakes move in.

Foobooz

The Porch at 30th Street Station Announces April Programming

On a day that won’t have you thinking about hanging outdoors, it might be nice to know about some outdoor events that are less than […]

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Property

Green Garden, Tony’s Barbershop for Sale on Baltimore Avenue in University City

Tony’s Barbershop, where the mayor of Baltimore Avenue once worked, is for sale. And Green Garden restaurant’s business is for rent. Times are a’ changin’ in Cedar Park, University City.