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Aug. 24, 2022
Correction: A previous version of this story reported an incorrect number of wounded in the June shooting.
Safety remains an issue on South Street, but some community members are wary of asking police for help
Aug. 1, 2022
Correction: A previous version of this story misidentified a Bath & Body Works as a Bed Bath & Beyond. We regret the error, and feel bad for the marketing folks at the two similarly named brands.
A tour of dead and dying malls around Philadelphia, monuments to a bygone age
July 8, 2022
Correction: A previous version of this article indicated the Mayfair Diner still offered 24-hour service.
As 24-hour diners slowly disappear, these spots around Philly are still holding strong
May 18, 2022
Correction: A previous version of this article misstated the number of people voting against question No. 4.
Philly ballot questions all pass, removing gendered language from City Charter and giving Council say over zoning boardJohn Dougherty and Bobby Henon still haven’t been sentenced, months after a jury found them guilty
April 8, 2022
Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly indicated Local 98 Political Director Marita Crawford was charged with lying to the IRS.
John Dougherty and Bobby Henon still haven’t been sentenced, months after a jury found them guilty
March 22, 2022
Correction: A previous version of this story misidentified the person shot at a Mantua corner, and included an incorrect date for when Rikeyah Lindsay joined the Mount Manor CDC. This article has also been updated to note that Lindsay’s son heard a shooting, instead of witnessing it.
Solutions bubble up in Philadelphia neighborhoods most impacted by gun violence
January 22, 2022
Correction: A previous version of this article misstated the length of time in which a special election must be held after a council president’s writ.
How will Bobby Henon be replaced? There’ll be a special election, and ward leaders get to pick the nominees
January 14, 2022
Correction: A previous version of this story misstated the number of Bache-Martin graduates who died in the fire.
New mutual aid fund at the school near the Fairmount fire aims to help families — and combat student inequity
November 18, 2021
Correction: A previous version of this article indicated the midyear transfer ordinance was approved by City Council. At publication time, it had only been approved by a committee, with expected full passage in the next couple of weeks.
Philly film office to get funding restored after a year with zero city support
August 12, 2021
Correction: The article has been updated to remove the suggestion that Art From the Heart Gallery signed a lease for the Girard Avenue space.
High school friends open Philly’s first NFT art gallery in Brewerytown
August 2, 2021
Correction: The recipient of the 26 brains from the Medical Examiner’s Office was the University of Pennsylvania’s medical school, not Penn Museum. The professor who received them for research was a neuroscientist.
Three decades ago, Philly’s medical examiner sent 26 human brains to a Penn professor without consent
July 20, 2021
Correction: A previous version of this article stated the streaming services cited library officials as saying the streaming services would cost 10% of their budget. Per numbers they provided, it will cost more like 1%.
Users upset as costs force Free Library to drop free movie streaming service
June 7, 2021
Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly said the box discovered by Krasner’s team contained evidence of prosecutorial misconduct.
Mumia Abu-Jamal 101: How he ended up in prison, and why MOVE wants him freed
April 2, 2021
A previous version of this article did not include information about June 2020 layoffs at Eastern State Penitentiary.
Eastern State Penitentiary is opening a ‘fair chance’ beer garden with Triple Bottom Brewing
January 12, 2021
A previous version of this article included Pa. Rep. Chris Quinn. He maintains his name was signed to the AG Josh Shapiro letter in error.
These are the 90+ elected officials from Pa. who supported challenges to Biden’s win
December 31, 2020
IVEE does not use CARES Act funding to offer free testing, the company clarified. Instead, there is zero patient responsibility for testing.
South Philly’s Bok building launches weekly COVID tests for tenants and staff
December 14, 2020
A previous version of this article indicated Busty’s Tavern is in West Chester. It is on the West Chester Pike.
Delco bars serve customers during Eagles game despite PA’s indoor dining ban
October 7, 2020
This article has been updated to note the accurate count of Philadelphia homicides in 2007; police recorded 391 murders in the city that year.
Philly is suing Pennsylvania so the city can enact stronger gun control laws
June 7, 2020
This headline has been updated to remove a specific crowd size number, as a final count is not yet agreed upon. Additionally, the name of the organizing group has been corrected; it was the Party for Socialism and Liberation.
Huge protest at Art Museum brings thousands to Philly’s largest rally for justice
June 2, 2020
A previous version of the subheadline on this article had confusing information about the deadline for mail-in ballots.
Philly’s mail-in ballot deadline extended, or drop it off on Election Day
April 7, 2020
An early edition of this article suggested the zoo was extending protections to all animals. They are only covering carnivores at this time.
Philly Zoo ramps up health protections after tiger diagnosed with COVID-19 in NYC
March 23, 2020
This article has been updated to correct the street address of the college’s first location, the identity of the nation’s first Black woman doctor, and the date when the college moved into the same building as the Women’s Hospital.
When Philly abolitionists opened the first women’s medical school in the world
February 17, 2020
This article has been updated to note that petitions are submitted to the Pennsylvania State Department, not to a political party.
So you wanna be a delegate: Newbies get political for a trip to the DNC
December 18, 2019
This article has been updated to note that if they don’t win this Sunday, the Eagles are effectively eliminated from the postseason.
Dallas Week: Why Sunday’s Eagles-Cowboys game is such a big deal
September 3, 2019
A previous version of this article did not specify that the mail center audited in 2016 was run by the City of Philadelphia.
99 problems and the mail is one: USPS delivery problems spike in Philly neighborhoods
May 23, 2019
A previous version of this article misstated one of the Republican nominees for City Council at-large.
New faces set to join Philly City Council as Democratic machine takes at-large races
March 12, 2019
In an early version of this article, the excerpt below the headline contained an incorrect phrase stating that Belay had died.
What we know about the West Philly police shooting of an Ethiopian immigrant
March 9, 2019
The opening date of Chink’s Steaks (1949) has been corrected.
VIDEO: We tried the Stock’s pound cake cheesesteak at Joe’s Steaks — and survived
January 20, 2019
Identifying which rally was affiliated with the national Women’s March organization has been corrected.
Philly Women’s March: Pics from the crowds, despite conflict and chill
December 3, 2018
The Union League is no longer incorrectly referred to as the “Urban League” in the introduction.
These are Philly’s members-only social clubs, from blue-collar to bourgeois
August 8, 2018
Candidate Kristin Seale’s age has been corrected, as has a town in her district.
A record number of LGBTQ candidates are running for state seats. Is Harrisburg ready?
July 6, 2018
The amounts raised by Daryl Boling and Tom Murt were swapped; this has been corrected.
Stay informed: A complete guide to Philly’s contested state races in the 2018 election
June 19, 2018
The decade during which trains stopped running on the Reading Viaduct has been corrected.
Rail Park drone video: An overview of Philly’s newest green space
June 11, 2018
The size of the exhibit and the provenance of one of the artists has been corrected.
Photo Pop Philly belongs on Hollywood Boulevard, not 13th and Walnut
May 9, 2018
The neighborhood of Rocky’s house in the original movie has been corrected.
Apparently Stallone has his own ‘Rocky Steps’ in North Philly, because Stallone
May 2, 2018
The name of the conference Pete Retzlaff played in has been corrected.
How the Dallas Goedert draft pick pays homage to Eagles history
Jan. 4, 2018
The jurisdiction to which one interviewee was summoned has been corrected.
Snow duty: Philly jurors still had to show up in the storm