They each have their pros and cons, on issues ranging from resources to oversight.
Sometimes a terrible baseball decision just makes sense.
Italian Market native Freddy Florio has operated the South Philly business for 29 years.
Official reaction mostly muted as the former union leader was found guilty again.
Li Sumpter’s “Time Bandit of the 7th Ward” is an immersive experience now on display.
The fashion designer and executive director of Taller Puertorriqueño opens up about success and the importance of her support network.
Variations of the Dickens’ classic show theater-goers still aren’t tired of it after nearly 200 years
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Dom DiSandro gave Birds fans something to cheer about following an altercation with a 49ers player.
The planned cafe was touted as a way to train young workers and help earn them college scholarships.
After Billy Penn published one applicant’s story, several others reached out.
Korean artist Inhwan Oh created the piece in incense, then burned it in traditional fashion.
Deputy Sheriff Justice is just the latest in a surprisingly sizable lineup of characters.
The Bella Vista restaurant will start with Italian-inspired breakfast and lunch, with limited dinner service to follow.
Organized by a group of grad students, the space features vigils, lectures, and reading groups.
Headlines of Yore
Author Ian Fleming was looking for a name for his spy character. He found it on one of his favorite books — a birding guide.
Food & Drink Scene
“I think it just speaks to how one person, one small business, can impact so many people,” said the proprietor of a neighboring business.
Kelbourne Woolens recently opened a retail shop in the midst of the Northwest Philly textile artist community.
Power & Politics
An explainer on the antisemitic incidents, demonstrations, and calls for the president to resign.
Big on juvenile justice and school safety, he served three decades with the PPD.
The municipal election surfaced tension between the party’s establishment and progressive wings.
She’ll officially hold the title. But the city charter requires another step.
Gun violence prevention
Comparing a recent Gallup poll to crime statistics shows perception is not reality.
Five people were killed and several others injured by someone shooting an AR-style rifle “aimlessly,” police said.
A look at how the city has fared under its most recent top cops.
Reversing the shooting epidemic is a foremost task facing anyone who wants to lead the city.
Parents had good things to say about the K-8 academy, which was founded in 2007 and, like its neighborhood, is majority Black.
The lower a neighborhood’s median income, the less likely the course is available to district eighth graders.
It’s a matter of allocating resources, the school district says.
10 questions about charters, answered.
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secrets & Fun
“We need more pianos around,” said Suzanne Sheer, explaining that she discovered the instrument walking home on South Broad.
From “No half-steppin” on South Street to the giant PPA ticket, his work has infiltrated Philadelphia’s outdoor environment.
Whether you’re an early-bird buyer or present procrastinator, there’s lots of opportunity to pick up local gifts.
Comedians Betty J. Smithsonian and Sohrab Haghverdi challenge audience members to think while they laugh.
What will Dombrowski be looking to do and spend this week?
A signing like Japanese phenom Yoshinobu Yamamoto would provide a welcome shot of adrenaline.
In the late 1800s, A.G. Christy offered $50k for the franchise. Happily, ownership shook him off.
Late November is not a very expressive time for the Phils. That doesn’t stop them from trying.