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Kendra Brooks asks 3,000 Democratic leaders to back her City Council campaign — despite party opposition
The surging Working Families candidate already has a pile of endorsements and cash.
3 hours ago
British family detained in Pa. by ICE: ‘We will be traumatized for the rest of our lives’
The family says the Berks County-run facility is not equipped to care for a baby. Facilities are cold and normal caretaking items have been confiscated.
4 hours ago
Neighbors watch warily as PES oil trains make last rounds
Nearly four months after the South Philadelphia refinery complex shut down following a massive explosion, the rail cars used to haul oil are on the road.
Biden takes on Trump with a sweeping ethics plan, amid push back over Ukraine
Joe Biden unveiled an ethics plan on Monday that directly targets President Trump, accusing him of creating the "most corrupt administration in modern history."
6 hours ago
Neon monument to Philly’s Indigenous history glows again
After it was vandalized and damaged while on display during Monument Lab, Duane Linklater’s “In Perpetuity” was relit for Indigenous People’s Day.
8 hours ago
‘They won’t even let you in’: Center City stores are banning kids under 18
Five Guys on Chestnut removed its age-restricted sign after a reporter started asking around.
10 hours ago
Philly slaps $115,000 in soda tax compliance fines on local businesses
Stores that buy from unregistered distributors are supposed to pay the tax themselves.
12 hours ago
Impeachment dominates, but much other work awaits Congress
Impeachment may have leapfrogged to the top of the national agenda, however, members of Congress are returning to Washington this coming week with mixed hopes of success.
13 hours ago
How Philadelphia built a neighborhood on toxic soil
Eighteen years after the EPA found hazardous materials in Eastwick’s soil, neighbors are cautiously optimistic about the future.
15 hours ago
Lightbox Film Center finds new home at UArts
Philly’s only year-round art cinema is forced to move out of International House. It was snapped up by the University of the Arts.
Princeton is the 2nd N.J. locality, first in Philly region to observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Local officials say Princeton is not replacing Columbus Day since it did not observe the holiday to begin with.
16 hours ago
Who says you can’t eat red meat? Food advice questioned anew
So is red meat good or bad for you? A team of international researchers is saying there isn’t enough evidence to tell people to cut back on red or processed meat.
1 day ago
Cory Booker on impeachment: ‘I swore an oath to protect and defend the Constitution’
New Jersey Democratic Senator Cory Booker supports Trump's impeachment inquiry regardless of polls showing that most Americans prefer to wait for the next election.
In ‘Me,’ Elton John pulls back the curtain on a storied life
The year 2019 has been a busy one for Elton John — and a revelatory one for his fans, who have been graced with a biopic, a tour, and now a memoir, simply titled Me.
Philly cops are blowing up on TikTok. Is the police department watching?
The fast-growing social media app is home to a worldwide blue subculture.
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