In front of thousands of NAACP convention attendees in Philadelphia, President Obama called for sweeping reforms to the criminal justice system.
Scoops, soft serve and gelato: A guide to cooling down on a hot day.
Should SEPTA target speed or frequency?; City Council names Embiid ‘MVP’; PPA promises bike lane ticketing | Morning roundup
New bar replacing Draught Horse Pub, the Temple fave 🍻
Donations are helping Liguori Academy fill up the shelves.
Convenience? Speed? Frequency? The transit authority is asking riders to help prioritize what gets addressed first.
Many called it a "participation trophy" that won't help lessen the sting of losing in the playoffs.
West Philly High fights graduation dip; FDR Park revamp begins; Counting ballots in close Senate race | Morning roundup
Huge mini golf venue for Center City ⛳
As graduation rates dip, educators at West Philadelphia High School are doing all they can to keep students engaged
“It’s essentially like my 10th graders are eighth graders and my ninth graders are seventh graders,” said one teacher.
Mastriano vs. Shapiro for Pa. gov; GOP Senate too close to call; Harrisburg incumbents hang on despite party snub | Morning roundup
Liberty Bell in the Phillies outfield 🔔
Philly ballot questions all pass, removing gendered language from City Charter and giving Council say over zoning board
More than a third of Philadelphians opposed the language change.
Philly’s state legislative races were kind of wild this year, but the primary ended up bringing few surprises
Despite endorsement controversy and infighting, most Democratic incumbents managed to resecure the nomination.
Hunt falls to Evans in congressional race after a campaign that centered sex work — and grabbed attention
Evans will retain his seat in Congress, while Hunt supporters are already betting on future wins.
Democrats said they wanted the Trump-endorsed candidate to win. Now that he has, will it backfire?
On a sunny Election Day in Philly, worker shortage causes some stumbles as issues drive voters to the polls
“I’m here getting my money’s worth,” said a registered independent who showed up to vote on the ballot questions.
When we will know election winners?; Philly starts community composting; Take our guide to the polls | Morning roundup
A bill to legalize backyard chickens 🐔
Philly and Pa. could know most primary results by Wednesday morning, as experts predict quick turnaround
There are fewer mail ballots to count this time — and the tightest races are among Republicans, who tend to favor in-person voting.
The city composting network has 13 locations, with plans to add more soon.
Gloriously muddy Kensington Derby and Arts Festival draws hundreds to River Wards for return of the annual street fair
The obstacle race and food fest is about as Philly as it gets.
Mastriano gets a boost; Crosswalk and roundabout clashes; ‘Mask to stay’ in Philly schools | Sunday roundup
Arctic Splash is ending cartons 🍋
Tuesday’s crowded Pa. primary sets the stage for a November election that could alter the balance in Washington.