Philadelphia

Your guide to July 4 in Philadelphia

The United States of America turns 242 this year, and there’s no better place to be than Philadelphia, our country’s birthplace. While firing up the BBQ and staying home with family and friends is certainly an option, there are a ton of free activities all over the city thanks to Wawa...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 2:09pm

Have you heard about The Shore House?

If you’re like many Philadelphians, trips to the Wildwoods are an essential part of summer, and chances are, you’ve been making the trek since you were a kid. In many ways, time stands still in this laid-back, shore town. Most of the old boardwalk favorites are still there and aside...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:02am

Philly gangs once at war, now working together

Philly was a very different city in the '60s and '70s, and one key difference was the proliferation of street gangs: tightly organized and disciplined on the inside, as former members recall it, but fiercely protective of territories, over which battles and bloodshed were often liable to...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 9:00am

Celebrity boxing promoter faces lawsuit by battered ex

Celebrity Boxing creator Damon Feldman has been on a publicity tour in recent months touting his new book, a memoir of his career organizing bouts between washed-up celebrities that touched on his own battles with depression. But Feldman left one key part out: he spent nearly 14 months in a state...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 5:58pm

Temps in the 90s to cook the Philadelphia region

How hot is it about to get in Philadelphia? Very, very hot, according to meteorologists. A heat wave is bearing down on Philly and the entire Delaware Valley, potentially bringing temperatures that feel hotter than 100 degrees, forecasters say. The first true heat wave of the summer is expected to...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 4:02pm

Indego expanding in South Philly

Since 2015, Indego has been a source of bike rentals for Philadelphians, and has been slowly expanding into new neighborhoods in the city. This summer, that will continue with Indego planning a bigger presence in South Philadelphia, they recently announced. Some eight new stations will be added to...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 6:31pm

1 million expected for double casino opening weekend in Atlantic City

Place your bets. The surest sign of Atlantic City's long-predicted and yearned for boom is the June 28 double opening of two casinos on the same day, right down the beach from one another, and some one million people are expected to arrive in AC for the weekend to gamble, party and dance,...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 5:06pm

Janus decision a blow to unions, Philly leaders say

The Supreme Court's Janus decision ordering a change in funding for unions, released Wednesday, was harshly criticized as an attack by multiple Democratic officials and union leaders in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, where unions invest millions of dollars in political campaigns. “Today...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 1:26pm

East Pittsburgh cop charged with killing unarmed black teen Antwon Rose: prosecutor

An East Pittsburgh police officer has been charged with criminal homicide in last week's shooting death of an unarmed black teenager that sparked a wave of protests, a spokesman for local prosecutors said on Wednesday. Officer Michael Rosfeld, 30, faces a single criminal count for the June 19...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 11:16am

Philly leaders bash Supreme Court’s decision on Trump travel ban

Philadelphia leaders of faith gathered on Tuesday after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding the travel ban on citizens of Muslim-majority countries to decry the decision as a legal advancement of white nationalism, bigotry and xenophobia. “We are a country of law,” said...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 4:51pm

DNA leads police to Lancaster's 'DJ Freez' in cold case murder

A 1992 murder of a 25-year-old woman may be solved after a local DJ was charged with the crime on the strength of DNA evidence, the Lancaster County DA's office announced. Raymond Rowe, aka "DJ Freez," of Whittier Lane in Lancaster, was arrested on Monday and charged with the murder...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 11:41am

SEPTA reviewing its bus routes for potential redesign

There are lots of SEPTA bus routes to choose from, but do the options still make sense? Or would fewer options along more major routes work better? Are there redundancies in service, and could the system be more efficient if passengers didn’t have to pay a dollar for transfers? These are...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 9:26am

School District cleaning 46 schools over summer

The School District of Philadelphia has announced plans to begin addressing the environmental issues in some 46 school buildings over the summer. The work plan is set to include lead paint remediation and clean up, HVAC repairs, and asbestos abatement, the School District said, who will work with...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 9:20am

Hero Philly cop's killers' life-sentence plea deals not enough, family says

Two men who killed a Philadelphia cop inside a North Philly GameStop in 2015 pleaded guilty and accepted a sentence that guarantees neither will ever again set foot outside prison walls. Brothers Carlton Hipps, 32, and Ramone Williams, 27, each got a sentence of life plus 50 to 100 years for...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 7:32am

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City: Music, Music, Music

When you attend Thursday’s opening of Atlantic City’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino you can hit 2,100 slot machines and 120 gaming tables, dine at its 20 restaurants, or ogle “Creed II” star Michael B. Jordan on the red carpet. Eventually, you’ll find a sterling...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 8:35am

Juneteenth Parade To Return Bigger Than Ever

The United States of America's complicated history is rife with tensions between oppression and empowerment, especially in relation to the Africans snatched from their homelands and forced into slavery here. The irony was already well-known when the country was started by freedom-loving...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 12:02pm

Trans protester arrested at Pride wants charges dropped

A trans woman who made national news after she were arrested at Philly Pride for trying to burn a ‘pro-cop’ flag on June 10 wants all charges against her dropped and for Philadelphia police to stop providing security at the annual LGBT pride event. The DA’s office previously...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 11:38am

Here’s what we know about Sandler’s on 9th

Sandler’s on 9th is about to shake up your restaurant routine at 9th and Chestnut in Center City. The brainchild of owner, Paul “Paulie” Sandler, it will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving American comfort cuisine. “This is a location that’s 40...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 8:57am

Jason Kelce to host concert at Ardmore Music Hall

Jason Kelce of the Philadelphia Eagles has every intention getting back in front of a mic, as this summer, he’ll be hosting a music concert at Ardmore Music Hall on the Main Line. The 30-year-old Super Bowl champion became a local hero after rallying Eagles fans with an unforgettable speech...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 4:51pm

Why is Bastille Day at Eastern State Penitentiary ending?

Bastille Day at Eastern State Penitentiary has become a Philadelphia summertime staple in its 24-year history. However, the much-loved event will not continue after this year, making its 2018 iteration the final one. Held annually on July 14, Bastille Day at Eastern State Penitentiary reenacts the...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 2:34pm