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How four tri-state cities bidding for Amazon’s HQ2 fare with mass transit

With Amazon now tasked with sifting through 238 proposals for its second North American headquarters, transit advocates took a closer look at how four tri-state bidding cities match up when it comes to mass transit, one of the online retailer’s criteria for HQ2. Released Wednesday, a study...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 5:00am

Montco authorities collect four tons of drugs

In what may be a sign of the public’s willingness to fight the deepening opioid crisis, a recent Montgomery County “Take Back Day” collected nearly four tons of old drugs. “Nearly 8,000 pounds is a lot of medicines, showing that residents are understanding the need to get...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 6:06pm

Philly raises $200K for Puerto Rican hurricane relief

Unidos PA’PR, a local coalition organized to respond and provide hurricane relief efforts to Puerto Rico, announced Tuesday that they are sending an additional $200,000 of relief funding to the storm-battered island. Unidos PA’PR is a group uniting citizen activists, business...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 5:55pm

Hound-O-Ween at the Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons

On Saturday, Oct. 28, the coolest dogs in town were getting into the halloween spirit for “Hound-O-Ween” at The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons. The annual event benefits Street Tail Animal Rescue and registration was only $10 per pup to be entered into the 5th Annual Doggy Costume...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 2:42pm

SkyLodge is back for season two!

Once again, Philly’s tallest beer garden, SkyGarten, will transform into SkyLodge for the fall and winter season, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 1. Co-owner Mickey Rowley and business partner Doug Hager (Brauhaus Schmitz), “decked the halls” of SkyLodge with taxidermy, lots of plaid,...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 2:10pm

10 can't-miss comedy shows in Philly for November

With November now here, there are countless end-of-the-year stressors. Visiting family! Holiday shopping! Securing opening night tickets for "Star Wars Episode VIII!" While nothing can really alleviate these annual spikes in your blood pressure, local and national comedians will once...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 11:00am

Amazon wants a bike-friendly city for HQ2

When Amazon announced it was looking for a new city to house its second headquarters, American (and Canadian) cities began taking action, talking themselves up to the mail order and media giant, then placing bids to bring in the headquarters and its estimated 50,000 jobs. Two hundred and thirty-...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 5:00am

Fraud charges filed over contested North Philly election

Four election staff members who oversaw the heavily contested special election in the 197th District are now named in criminal allegations of voter fraud. Wallace Hill, 60, Calvin Mattox, 52, Thurman George, 57, and Dolores Shaw, 61, were Democrats overseeing the voting at Esperanza Health Center...

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 5:28pm

Police shoot suspect in King of Prussia mall parking garage

The Philly area's biggest mall was on lockdown Monday after gunshots rang out inside the mall's parking garage. An armed suspect was wounded and placed under arrest after being shot by an Upper Merion police officer during the incident in the parking garage. No further details about the...

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 5:21pm

Feral cats under attack as arsonist allegedly targets Penn's Landing strays

Days after a shelter for stray cats on Penns Landing was burned in what animals lovers believe was an act of deliberate arson, a dazed survivor of the blaze was found staggering about near the wreckage. "Volunteers just found one of the cats with fractured limbs and burns," cat lover and...

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 5:12pm

PHOTOS: Stars from ‘Superior Donuts’ TV show visit CAPA and FactoryDonuts

On Friday, Oct. 27, actors from the hit CBS show, “Superior Donuts,” made a visit to the Philadelphia High School for the Creative & Performing Arts (CAPA) to offer career advice to the students. After appearing at CAPA, Rell Battle, Jermaine Fowler , Maz Jobrani and David Koechner...

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 4:22pm

M. Night and Dr. Bhavna Shyamalan host Shyamaween at Punchline Comedy Club

On Saturday, Oct. 28, celebrated film director, M. Night Shyamalan and his wife, Dr. Bhavna Shyamalan, hosted Shyamaween at Punchline Comedy Club in Fishtown. The tagline for the event stated: Be Bad. Do Good. Over 400 guests were in attendance, as well as quite a few celebrities, including...

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 12:18pm

Meet Philadelphia’s finest paranormal investigators

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a real-life ghosthunter? Olde City Paranormal, based out of Philadelphia, does just that — searching for paranormal activity throughout the region. Founded by Philadelphia Police Officer, John Levy, the team also includes two other Philadelphia...

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 11:09am

The Roots debut Tiny Desk Concert this morning with 'It Ain’t Fair'

You can shake off your case of the Mondays because The Roots have debuted a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR this morning. The whole crew traveled four hours to Washington, D.C. from New York, despite their busy schedule as the house band of “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”  Black...

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 10:53am

Imagine Philly without cars

Two years ago, the bishop of Rome and Holy See, aka Pope Francis, delivered his Sunday mass in Philadelphia. Security measures around the weekend-long "Pope-apalooza" effectively shut down all of Center City to cars so thousands of pilgrims could safely travel through the city. For non-...

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 5:03am

4 things you can’t miss at the 2nd Annual Great Cider and Beer Festival

On Saturday, Nov. 4, Hawthorne’s Beer Cafe (738 S. 11th St.) celebrates fall with the 2nd Annual Great Cider and Beer Festival. From noon until 8 p.m., 11th St. will become one big party from Fitzwater to Catherine, showcasing 50+ beers, ciders and wine selections poured for $5 each. What...

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 12:21am

Lyft offers ‘Stranger Things’ themed rides in Philadelphia starting today

Starting today and running through Sat., Oct. 28, ridesharing app, Lyft will be offering “Stranger Things” themed rides to users in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Dubbed “strange mode,” your Lyft ride will get super weird with radio static, app malfunctions, flickering...

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 1:27pm

UniverSoul shows the meaning of love

The circus is coming to town! And it’s not Ringling or Cirque du Soleil this time around. UniverSoul Circus arrives in Philadelphia Thursday, Nov. 2, continuing its 24-year tradition of bringing fresh performances to the center stage. UniverSoul is a highly interactive combination of circus...

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 1:52pm

PHOTOS: Prospero’s Ball at La Peg

On Thursday, Oct. 26, Hollywood-based event company, Shadow & Flame, presented an exclusive gala at FringeArt’s La Peg (140 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd.), for a select number guests.   Attendees donned Venetian masks and enjoyed music, cocktails, light bites and pop-up...

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 1:20pm

Weavers Way co-op keeps growing with new store in Ambler

Weavers Way, a food co-operative and Philly institution, has finally made the jump from the cramped city stores that are part of its identity to a suburban grocery store where customers can pilot their carts through wide aisles with ease. But the core day-to-day challenges of running a member-owned...

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 10:51am