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Officer Wounded in West Philly Shooting Released From Hospital

Philadelphia Police Sgt. Sylvia Young was released yesterday from Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, four days after she was shot multiple times during a mass shootout in West […]

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Four-Alarm Fire Ravages West Philadelphia Church

A four-alarm fire ravaged the Christ Liberation Fellowship Church in West Philadelphia this morning. Church fire in West Philadelphia reaches 4 alarms: https://t.co/g8N1iCUQtChttps://t.co/jY4trd4x4t — Action News on […]

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Hillary Clinton Will Speak at West Philadelphia High School Today

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will headline a voter registration event at West Philadelphia High School today. The former Secretary of State is expected to speak sometime […]

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Anti-Gentrification Graffiti Pops Up in West Philly

A restaurant called Clarkville at 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue in West Philly was tagged early Thursday morning with an anonymous note: “Gentri Go Home.” (They […]


That House Out There: How’d This Place Wind Up on This Block?

The 4600 block of Kingsessing Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia—the listing refers to this area as “Cedarhill,” a name we’ve never encountered before—is a tidy block […]


Plans Announced for Redesigned “Gateway to West Philly”

The University City District revealed plans for renovations to the 40th Street Trolley Portal on Tuesday at a meeting of the Spruce Hill Community Association zoning […]


Affordable Housing Complex for Artists Breaks Ground in West Philly

West Philly is about to get another apartment complex, but this time it’s not geared toward student foodies or young professionals with money to burn. […]


A Peek at Marigold Kitchen’s January Menu

Marigold Kitchen still doesn’t have a menu but they do offer a peek at some of the 13-15 courses that co-owners and chefs Andrew Kochan […]

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Arrest Made in West Philly Homicide

Police say they’ve made an arrest in a West Philly homicide that occurred right before the New Year. Malcolm William, 39, surrendered to police on […]

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WATCH: Armed Duo Take Hoverboard From Teens at Rec Center

Police are seeking two suspects from a mid-December robbery at a West Philly recreation center that ended up netting a hoverboard, among other items.


Clarkville Swings Open the Doors Tonight

Leigh Maida, Brendan Hartranft and Brendan Kelly keep cranking out the openings. Just a couple of months after Coeur opened in Bella Vista, Clarkville is […]


Glam It Up: Makeover of 40th Street Trolley Portal to Start in 2016

In case you missed it, the University City District has published its latest State of University City report, an annually-released compendium of the developments bubbling up in University City. […]


West Philly Rising

Each year, the University City District compiles, in a glossy report, the vital signs for the eastern half of West Philly. For a while now, the trend […]


Spotted in West Philly: Chunk of Haverford Avenue Hits the Market

There’s an interesting clutch of apartments up for grabs not too far from the planned “Platinum Corridor” at 41st and Market. 4041-4051 Haverford Avenue has just […]


Dock Street’s Wu Tang Beer Release Will Feature Inspectah Deck

Wu Tang Clan’s own Inspectah Deck will be on hand at Dock Street Brewery this Wednesday, November 4th as the West Philadelphia brewery releases Beer […]