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SEPTA, parking updates for Eagles game

Sunday's playoff game between the Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings is the biggest of the season, deciding whether the Eagles can bounce back from the loss of star QB Carson Wentz to reach and possibly seize the Super Bowl. With a massive volume of fans expected to be in the city for the game,...

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 12:44pm

Renewed hope: Philly women to march against Trump again

If 2017 was the year of resisting, 2018 is the year of persisting. "Philly Women Rally," the organizers of last year’s Women’s March on Philadelphia, is hosting the second Women’s March on Jan. 20. “The issues that impact women remain the same,” said...

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 5:02am

A Beginner’s Guide to the Philadelphia Auto Show

The 2018 Philadelphia Auto Show is fast approaching and if you’ve never been before, you’re not alone. “Every year, 20% of the attendees are first time attendees,” says Philadelphia Auto Show Director, Michael Gemp. “Considering we’re getting a quarter of a...

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 7:19pm

Exploring green movement's 'regenerative' future at new forum series

The green movement has taken on many incarnations over its history, but a growing movement sees its future in the "regenerative" approach. It's not about chaining protesters to bulldozers in front of a forest, but re-imagining development to help humans co-exist with nature....

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 5:24pm

The Women’s March on Philadelphia: Where to eat

This Saturday marks one year since the first ever Women’s March, the largest demonstration in the history of the world. Beginning at 10:30 a.m., thousands of women will take to the streets in Philadelphia for the second annual Women’s March on Philadelphia on the Benjamin Franklin...

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 4:31pm

Philly not budging despite Trump attacks over 'sanctuary city' policy

Philadelphia is hanging onto its sanctuary city policies, even as President Trump has followed up his campaign tough talk on immigration with very real attacks on cities like Philadelphia that don't align with his vision. The U.S. Department of Justice is continuing its fight against Philly in...

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 3:45pm

Still trusting Trump, one year later

 One year into the presidency of Donald Trump, Chris Perugino, 69, of Luzerne County, Pa., said she is experiencing a new feeling in life. "More trust. Self-satisfaction," Perugino described, " If I endured the last eight years, I have hope for the next years." Perugino...

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 3:34pm

Comedian Mike Brooks to record his debut album at The Grape Room

One of Philadelphia’s most beloved comedians will be recording his first ever comedy album right here in Philadelphia—and you are welcome to be in the audience. Michael Brooks, a two-time Philly’s Phunniest finalist at Helium and the 2015 winner of the annual WMGK John DeBella...

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 11:24am

Philly files lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies for opioid crisis

In 2016, some 900 people lost their lives to drug overdoses, mostly heroin, in Philadelphia. In 2017, overdoses grew by one-third to some 1,200 overdose deaths. Now Philadelphia is laying the blame on several major drug companies that, in a new lawsuit announced on Wednesday, the city will...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 6:07pm

Water Department pleads for patience, citing doubling complaints

There were 117 water main breaks in January 2017. But just 15 days into January 2018, there have been 176 water main breaks reported across Philadelphia to the city's Water Department. As of Jan. 17, there were some 170 leak investigations outstanding. In other words, if it seems like...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 5:35pm

Kids at Play is throwing their 2nd Birthday Bash

This Sunday, Kids at Play in East Falls celebrates two years in business with their 2nd Birthday Bash. The indoor sensory playground is open to kids of all abilities up to age 12. “Kids at Play was started because we felt that there was no indoor, natural environment for kids to...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 4:16pm

Where to watch the Eagles game on Sunday

The Eagles are on fire and the entire city will want to watch the big game on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. But where should you go? We have a list of our top picks on where to watch the big championship game that includes food specials, drink specials and more around town. Go Eagles!...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 2:59pm

There’s a new Sixers-inspired beer

On Thursday night, Misconduct Tavern will debut their latest collaboration with Conshohocken Brewery — a new Sixers-inspired beer in honor of Ben Simmons. "After our first Sixers collaboration with Conshohocken Brewery [Hinkie's Sweet Revenge in honor of Joel Embiid], we thought...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:56am

Montco DA releases DNA rendering of Norristown Farm Park rape suspect

To help solve a five-month-old rape case in Montgomery County, investigators have turned to DNA technology to digitally predict the suspect's appearance. A new wanted poster featuring a rendering credited to Snapshot DNA Phenotyping has been released by law enforcement asking the public to...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:22am

15 fun things to do in Philly this weekend

MUSIC ​ Rufus Wainwright Jan. 19, 8 p.m. Kimmel Center 300 S. Broad St. kimmelcenter.org $20 Cultural icon, vocalist and composer Rufus Wainwright joins the Philly POPS for this special concert highlighting the best of his career. The Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus will also...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:16am

Eagles fan allegedly punched police horse

An intoxicated fan allegedly disgraced the Eagles' playoff win on Saturday by punching a Philly police horse. A Lehigh County man caught sneaking in to see the Eagles without a ticket responded by punching a Philly police horse that was patrolling the stadium area, police said. Taylor...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:25pm

7 reasons to go to the 2018 Philadelphia Auto Show

The Philadelphia Auto Show returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Center for its 116th year on Saturday, Jan. 27 to the delight of car fanatics everywhere. “It’s one of the oldest auto shows in the world and is apart of the cultural fabric of Philadelphia,” says Kevin...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 12:49pm

Atlantic City attorney convicted of 'endangering' stepdaughter with sexual misconduct

An Atlantic City attorney previously acquitted of sexually assaulting a former teenage stepdaughter has been convicted of child endangerment by sexual misconduct related to her younger sister. Criminal defense attorney Jose David Alcantara, 57, of Ventor Avenue, was convicted this week of the...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 12:45pm

Fix Philly: How an unused conference room became the Philly Defenders Hub

Public defenders represent about 70 percent of the criminal defendants in Philadelphia with ongoing cases in the courts, but not every case is a major criminal matter. "Think about the hundreds of folks going through the CJC - and they're over there right now," said Curt Watkins,...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 8:27am

Community Spotlight: Mighty Writers

The Mighty Writers website features the Maya Angelou quote: “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Being a great writer opens a lot of doors, no matter what field you’re in, and being able to express yourself through the written word makes life a...

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 5:34pm