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.
You can look it up on Google Maps — thanks to a litter-fighting resident and her crew of volunteers.
Kelbourne Woolens recently opened a retail shop in the midst of the Northwest Philly textile artist community.
Philadelphia was one of 14 cities chosen for the NOAA mapping project.
An explainer on the antisemitic incidents, demonstrations, and calls for the president to resign.
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The percentage of Black students has grown significantly since a two-decade low in 2016.
After the Working Families shutout , city Republicans are turning to grassroots organizing and looking to the state party for help.
Parents had good things to say about the K-8 academy, which was founded in 2007 and, like its neighborhood, is majority Black.
Author Ian Fleming was looking for a name for his spy character. He found it on one of his favorite books — a birding guide.
“I think it just speaks to how one person, one small business, can impact so many people,” said the proprietor of a neighboring business.
The neon signage had become something of a landmark. Developers haven’t yet said what they plan to do with the 1950s relic.
The 7,000 sq-ft. space is bright and airy, with a menu that ranges from traditional to Asian-inspired.
It’s a major boost for the organization, which starred in “Concrete Cowboys” but was pressed for space.
Headlines of Yore
When the phasmatrope was first demonstrated at the Academy of Music, local papers hailed it as the first of its kind.
Food & Drink Scene
At the former North Star Bar corner, find beer, food, and cocktails — including a citywide that comes with a dog biscuit.
The “Legacy Reclaimed” event highlighted the discovery of shared history.
Power & Politics
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.
Philly’s soon-to-be first woman mayor described her vision for a society that’s “safer, cleaner, greener, with economic opportunity for all.”
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.
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.
Called ALICE, the controversial training is being implemented because the old procedure didn’t include the option to evacuate, the district says.
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“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.
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.