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Philly Food & Drink Scene
You can thank four teens from the Philly suburbs for National Cheesesteak Day (probably)
A group of high school buddies started promoting the commemoration back in 1995.
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140 years ago, a group of Philly women set out to advance gender equity
A descendant of the New Century Guild is still active in philanthropic grantmaking today.
The 1930s Philly scientist who helped diagnose lung cancer…and collected items swallowed by kids
Chevalier Jackson saved all the things he extracted from people’s lungs. The collection is now at the Mutter Museum.
Black clergy and commerce leaders throw support behind Sixers arena, as developers share plans to boost Black business involvement
Backers see a historic opportunity for Black-owned firms to have “a seat at the table” in a major development.
How a senior living pen pal turned a Flyers exec into a lifelong friend
After three years of talking regularly, Valerie Camillo and Harvey Ballen finally got to meet one another.
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