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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