Brendan Lowry is based in Philadelphia, searching for symmetry amidst the chaos of street and candid photography. For this week’s DNC at Wells Fargo, he decided to turn his lens away from center stage and towards the people. Here’s what he saw.
New library for Port Richmond school; Bluecoat gin is sold; Make PHL Airport autonomous? | Morning roundup
Philly has another Jeopardy champion 📺
Heat didn’t stop people from attempting to climb the fabled 30-foot tower of slick.
Can Philly count? Advocates say hundreds more young people are experiencing homelessness than the city will acknowledge
Eighteen to 24-year-olds often “couch surf” if they can, and generally avoid agency services.
Get ready for a recount; Italian Market Festival returns; Ice cream for record-breaking heat | Sunday roundup
New podcast: "March On: The Fight for Pride" 🏳️🌈
10 top picks from the giant block party in South Philly.
It measures four key markers: job growth, small business growth, wage growth, and poverty reduction.
You can try it at the Italian Market Festival this weekend.
Kensington’s New Liberty Distillery acquired a Bucks County boozemaker, and the deal could change the craft spirits landscape
Meanwhile, Bluecoat gin is now owned by a whiskey-maker in Kentucky.
One was a professor, while the other was related to Ben Franklin.
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.