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K9 officer hot car deaths at a record high: PETA

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) told Metro exclusively that at least 13 K9 officers died as a result of being left in a hot car so far this year, already surpassing 2016’s K9 officer fatality numbers. Of the 13 K9 officer deaths, two resulted in criminal charges, four...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 6:32pm

Bridget Foy’s Fire Relief Benefit announced for this Wednesday

On Wednesday, Nov. 15, South Street Headhouse District, along with Queen Village Neighborhood Association, is hosting a fire relief benefit for Bridget Foy’s employees, Saved Me, Inc. animal rescue and the American Red Cross/Red Paws. The event will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. under the...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 4:07pm

PHOTOS: PMA Craft Show Preview Party 2017

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, The Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) Craft Show held their preview party for the 41st annual event, which runs from Nov. 9 through Nov. 12 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Coordinated by show chair Pam Yih and show manager Nancy O’Meara, the event features 195 of...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:56pm

Love of soccer unites immigrants in Philly's Unity Cup

Patrick Julu, 36, is a social worker, who manages older populations at a residential care facility. But when the work-week ends and Julu laces up his cleats and takes to the soccer field this weekend, the Liberian immigrant will be representing his entire nation and community as the Liberian team...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 5:00am

PHOTOS: Inaugural Gala for Circadium School of Contemporary Circus

On Saturday, Nov. 4, Circadium School of Contemporary Circus held their inaugural gala at their school, located at 6440 Greene St. in West Mt. Airy. Over 200 people were in attendance at the sold-out event. “We just wrapped up our first fundraising Gala, and it was a tremendous success....

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 5:46pm

Tailgating for beginners

Crazy as it sounds, I went to my first Eagles game a few weeks ago (the one against the Redskins — it was pretty epic!) as well as tailgated for the first time. Yes, I’m from Philly and while I spent most of my twenties in New York City, I was long overdue to check this quintessential...

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 5:44pm

15 fun things to do in Philly this weekend

MUSIC Philly Pops Nov. 10 through Nov. 12, 8 p.m. or 3 p.m. Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts 300 S. Broad St. $35 The Philly Pops, alongside rising young star Michael Cavanaugh, perform the best of Elton John—yes, including “Candle in the Wind.” It’s a...

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 12:20pm

J20 defendents to hold dance party on Philly's famous Rocky steps

Advocates will hold a dance party on Philly’s ‘Rocky steps’ Saturday to draw attention to the 230 people who face 60 years in prison for protesting the inauguration of President Trump. Local advocacy group Philly J20 Solidarity is organizing the event, which takes place at 1 p.m...

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 11:23am

PAX Unplugged proves tabletop gaming is more than a hobby

Philadelphia is rapidly becoming one of the cornerstones to the tabletop gaming community. Penny Arcade X, or PAX, visits the city of brotherly love Nov. 17-19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Quintin Smith of “Shut Up & Sit Down,” an immensely popular board game review show...

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 11:14am

'Hidden' no more: Philly's secrets revealed in new book

Philadelphians know the city's history goes deep. When condos are built or flames take buildings down, more often than not in Philly, it turns out on the site of a former factory that fed a community, an unmarked cemetery, or just privies stashed full of historic trash. Hidden City...

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 5:00am

Mike Daisey on 'The End of Journalism'

Just in time for the one-year anniversary of the 2016 Presidential Election, monologist Mike Daisey returns to Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC) for two politically-charged shows — “This is Not Normal” and “The End of Journalism” — from Nov. 9 through Nov. 11...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 5:30pm

'We deserve clean water,' writes Temple student fighting to protect EPA

Letter to the Editor I’m from a Chicago suburb near the village of Crestwood, Illinois, where my family experienced the direct effects of a lapse in environmental protection by local officials to save money. In 2009, it was discovered that one of Crestwood’s water system’s...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 1:55pm

18,000 Meek Mill fans sign petition to disbar judge who sentenced him

On Monday, hip hop artist Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years in prison for violating parole. In response, 18,000 of his fans have signed a Care2 Petition so far to disbar the judge who sentenced him — Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley. The petition calls attention to the fact...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 11:48am

6 films you can’t miss at the 2017 Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival

Last year’s Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival was a huge success, and the narrative has thus continued with this year’s run. Director of Public Relations and Marketing Bill Chenevert was enthusiastic to share his thoughts on the “Young and Independent” initiative that’...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 11:01am

Chamber seeks to grow Pennsylvania

For as long as I can remember, I have had an immense sense of pride for the state that I have always called home. I remember learning about the treacherous winter 1777 in Valley Forge where George Washington was headquartered during the midst of the Revolutionary War, thinking about the Battle of...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 10:35am

Dems sweep Philly elections for Philly DA and controller

The people have spoken. Democratic reformer candidates Larry Krasner and Rebecca Rhynhart, who emerged victorious after competitive Democratic primaries earlier this year, were voted into office on Tuesday. Both Krasner and Rhynhart will take office in January. With registered Democrats...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 10:34am

Philly police shooting reviews moving faster, but backlog persists

It took just under 90 days for the Philadelphia Police Department to investigate an officer’s fatal shooting of a dirt biker and to decide to fire the officer. When asked by a reporter last week why the investigation in the David Jones shooting took so long, Commissioner Richard Ross scoffed...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 10:33am

Eat Like an Insider: Chris Beyer of Milkboy

Milkboy’s executive chef, Chris Beyer, pursued a career in music prior to making the transition to the food industry, so it’s only natural that he’d feel right at home at this celebrated music-meets-food restaurant brand. “Prior to focusing on a culinary career I had my...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 3:50pm

Celebrities react to Meek Mill prison sentence

On Monday, a Philadelphia judge sentenced rapper, Meek Mill, to two to four years in prison for violating his probation on a 2008 drug and gun chase, Philly.com reports. Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley handed down the sentence to a stunned courtroom of Meek Mill supporters. According...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 2:24pm

Kevin Hart runs faster than Tiki Barber in the 2017 NYC Marathon

Famed Philly-born comedian, Kevin Hart, took part in his first-ever NYC Marathon this past weekend, finishing the 26.2 mile race with an impressive time of 4:05:06. Turns out, his marathon performance topped former New York Giants running back, Tiki Barber, who finished with a time of 4:38:15....

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 11:34am