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The people behind the South Philly version of ‘Ghostbusters’

Philly has always been an off-the-radar gem for filmmakers. Films and TV shows often show Philly some love by having the story actually set here, instead of, well, New York. Hits like “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “Silver Linings Playbook” put city pride...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 5:06am

Alleged Montco fentanyl dealer charged with causing OD

An alleged heroin dealer is facing charges that he caused the death of a 39-year-old Plymouth man. Adam Paravati, 37, of Norristown, is charged with drug delivery resulting in death for allegedly selling "fentanyl analogs," combos of drugs including fentanyl but sold as heroin, to...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7:27pm

Philly beats Trump in first round of sanctuary city fight

A federal judge ruled the Justice Department could not withhold funds from Philadelphia as ordered by President Trump in retaliation for Mayor Jim Kenney's defiant maintenance of its "sanctuary city" policy. “Today’s ruling benefits every single Philadelphia resident,...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7:07pm

Philly judge in Meek Mill case accused of vendetta

At a bar in Center City one night, I struck up a conversation with an older man that I recognized as a lawyer who had in the past represented rapper Meek Mill. I brought up the case and the fact that Meek was at the time back behind bars for a probation violation when the man's attention...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 6:46pm

Philadelphia Marathon runners can score free pizza this weekend

Philadelphia Marathon runners, rejoice! The D.C.-based pizza shop, which opened up a Center City location a little while ago (1430 Walnut St.), is offering runners two ways to get free pies at the Marathon this weekend. 20 marathoners who cross the finish line while wearing &pizza apparel...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 2:09pm

A ‘Game of Thrones’ musical parody is coming to Philadelphia

The early bird catches the worm, and in the case of “Musical Thrones: A Parody of Ice and Fire,” a musical parody of the popular HBO show “Game of Thrones,” you better snag your tickets now for their February dates in Philly. The hilariously popular show comes to the...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 1:21pm

Sex harassment lawsuit against Philly sheriff is not first accusation

Philadelphia Sheriff Jewell Williams is facing allegations from at least two women who claim he sexually harassed them at the office, and previously settled a similar complaint, newly released records reveal. The two other incidents were reported by the Inquirer after the filing last week of a...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 10:27am

Philly cop charged in Baltimore drug-running scandal

A Philadelphia police officer formerly with the Baltimore City police department was charged Tuesday with corruption for allegedly participating in a gun and narcotics sales scheme. Troy Snell, 33, was arrested Tuesday by federal prosecutors and charged with possessing cocaine and heroin with...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 6:08pm

#StillIn: How Philly is staying green under Trump

Fighting climate change isn’t easy in a country where your president doesn’t even believe that it's real. But in Philadelphia, like-minded and environmentally-conscious officials and activists are working together to ensure that the carbon emissions reductions called for under the...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 5:30pm

Where to go hiking near Philadelphia

National Hiking Day is this Friday and there’s no better way to celebrate than by escaping the confines of the concrete jungle and exploring the great outdoors in the Philadelphia region. Whether you’re hoping to get a great workout, soothe your soul or simply see some waterfalls, there...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 5:11pm

Philadelphians would choose butter over football?

When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, one would think that turkey and football are the stars of the day, but according to a recent survey by Keller’s Creamery, it would seem that butter is the unsung favorite. They found that 50% of Philadelphians would rather miss out on a season of the...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 3:07pm

Philadelphia Eagles players rock the runway for a good cause

On Monday, Nov. 13, the 4th Annual Fashion Touchdown event took place at the Ballroom at the Ben, benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region. Sponsored by Marrone Law Firm, LLC, the evening featured Nicole Miller Philadelphia, Robbini Bespoke, Tobox and of course, Philadelphia Eagles...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 2:34pm

What does Meek Mill case say about Philly?

Is the American prison system one of rehabilitation or one of condemnation? That’s a question that plagues black men trapped in the American judicial system every day.  Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill, 30, born Robert Williams in North Philly, is one black man dealing with the...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 8:26am

#FreeMeekMill: Rapper's supporters rally outside court

Hundreds of supporters of Philly native and rapper Meek Mill rallied Monday night outside the Criminal Justice Center, where the rapper got prison time last week, a sentence that prompted national outrage. Meek, born Robert Williams, was found to have violated probation stemming from a 2008 gun...

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 9:11pm

The best Thanksgiving pies in Philadelphia

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and before you run out to the nearest grocery store to grab a pie for dinner, why not go the extra mile and buy some of the best Thanksgiving pies Philly has to offer? Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a handy dandy list of some of the best places to buy...

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 5:51pm

Pizzeria Vetri celebrates Friendsgiving

‘Tis the season of indulgence and kicking off Thanksgiving festivities with a Friendsgiving meal at Pizzeria Vetri sounds like a great idea to us. On Tuesday, Nov. 21, this one-night only pop-up menu features some delectable Thanksgiving-inspired bites including: shaved pumpkin salad (...

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 5:19pm

PHOTOS: The Platinum Pole Awards 2017

On Thursday, Nov. 9, Cheerleaders Gentlemen’s Club and Metrospect events joined forces to present The Platinum Pole Awards, a pole dancing competition. Ten contestants competed to become the 2017 Platinum Pole Awards Winner and recipient of $10,000. Contestants were judged on agility,...

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 4:31pm

5 ways to celebrate the holidays in the Lehigh Valley

Christmas time in the city is a beautiful thing, but sometimes we all need a weekend escape, especially around the holidays. Want to get a taste of farm life with a side of urban adventure? A trip to the Lehigh Valley should be on your holiday wish list. From wine tasting at the gorgeous Galen Glen...

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 4:09pm

Liberty Flea is where your vintage dreams come true

Believe it or not, Christmas is a little over a month away and now’s the time to get a head start on holiday shopping. If you’re a fan of vintage, or have people on your shopping list who love vintage, you should definitely check out Liberty Flea on Saturday, Nov. 18 at the BOK Building...

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 12:52pm

Where to dine out on Thanksgiving in Philly

Everyone is so stressed out these days, adding the responsibility of cooking an entire Thanksgiving feast on a day when you could be relaxing just doesn’t sound like a good idea. Rather than spend your day off from work in the kitchen, why not take the family for a nice Thanksgiving meal on...

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 9:38am