From the basic to the lesser-known, a primer for tourists or residents.
After the Supreme Court overturned Roe. v. Wade, many plan to demonstrate on the nation’s birthday.
Russia detains Flyers backup; American Revolution starter guide; Melrose Diner slated for demolition | Sunday roundup
Parties and protests on July Fourth 🧨
The youngest of three siblings is bringing the Delaware venture into Philly.
Bond's research helped make school segregation illegal, and his son would go on to co-found the Southern Poverty Law Center.
School district’s $60M worry; Which ‘Flavored by Philly’ chip is best?; Center City on the rebound | Morning roundup
New watershed trail for North Philadelphia 🏞️
With $450k consulting contract, Philadelphia’s new school superintendent crushes hopes for change | Opinion
Tony Watlington is bringing in a Tennessee-based firm, and the Board of Ed. isn’t taking questions.
The Billy Penn newsroom landed on a pretty clear winner.
How Philly schools are funded — property taxes play a huge role — and why state budget negotiations are key
Philadelphia’s school district will spend more than $4 billion this year to educate city kids.
Whose history is it, anyway? Examining how we commemorate the city’s first Gay Pride March | Opinion
In 1972, Cei Bell was a 17-year-old volunteer.
SEPTA double-charging rail riders; Pa. budget deadline looms; Remove a tree, pay the price | Morning roundup
Corn dog donuts at Okie Dokie 🌭🍩
The brilliant mashup obviously needed to exist.
SEPTA has been double-charging Regional Rail riders’ Key cards, with 1,600 hit by ‘bug’ before a fix
The transit authority has already issued refunds to half of the affected customers, officials said, with more on the way.
What’s affordable housing in Mantua?; Arson arrest in Fairhill fire; Voguing at the Franklin Institute | Morning roundup
7 tons of hoagies...for freedom 🥖
West Philly house that can mine crypto sells for $237k, sparking debate over gentrification and what ‘affordable’ means
The Mantua property was renovated after sitting abandoned for a decade.
The Pride month event was created as a “choose your own adventure” to appeal to all types.
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Bill inspired by deadly Fairmount fire would mandate better smoke alarms in public housing nationwide
The legislation provides funding for education, but not directly to help landlords install new detectors — and PHA says cost is a big issue.
Overall 24% of registered Philadelphia voters went to the polls, vs. 17% in the previous midterm.