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Play Artist-Decorated Pianos on the Streets of University City

University City will feature eight pianos transformed into pieces of public art, displayed throughout the district. From June 7th to June 17th, you’ll be able […]

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Police Searching for Guy Who Threw Scalding Coffee at Clerk

Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who more than overreacted during a dispute over whether or not he paid a clerk […]

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Negotiator Quells West Philly Hostage Situation

A group  of men were trying to rob a Chinese takeout place in West Philly when police got reports of a robbery in progress. Officers […]

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The Porch Improves Scene Around 30th Street Station

If you’re looking to take a stroll this weekend, head for 30th Street Station and the Porch public space that was created by the University […]

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Be On the Lookout for Zoe Strauss Billboards

On Saturday, the Zoe Strauss exhibit will open at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. But, you can already get a glimpse of some of her […]

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Police Nab PATCO Beating Suspect

An early Monday attack at the 8th and Market PATCO station was caught on tape (because onlookers recorded it on their phones). An 18-year-old Wynnefield […]

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You Know You Live in West Philly If …

I grew up in Center City, which always surprises people. Where?, they ask incredulously, as if the only answer could be a teepee in front […]

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Scenes from West Philly

I met a woman recently who grew up here, right on this block, a side street off Race, about as deep in West Philly as […]