Philadelphia

PECO's plant clippings make tasty snack for Zoo animals

The 1,300-plus animal inhabitants of the Philadelphia Zoo eat a lot. But now some 300 pounds a week of their food will be fresh clippings from around Philadelphia that have recently been trimmed away from power lines by PECO. As part of a Zoo-PECO sustainability partnership called "Browse,...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 12:14pm

Have you heard about the new Wawa location coming to South Street?

There’s going to be a new Wawa location on South Street, according to Philly.com. It will be located at 9th and South, next to the Whole Foods and taking up the space that was formerly occupied by the Yoga Garden and that is currently occupied by a nail salon and frozen yogurt shop. Philly....

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 10:19am

The Bastille Day celebration at Eastern State Penitentiary says goodbye

For the past 24 years, Bastille Day has been celebrated at Eastern State Penitentiary with a drag cabaret reenactment of the French Revolution and the launch of 2,000 Tastykakes (the butterscotch krimpet variety) into the air to coincide with Marie Antoinette’s famous line, “Let them...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 4:52pm

WTF is scrappy junk cookie dump?

You may know Weckerly’s for their delicious ice cream sandwiches, but they also serve up cones at their Fishtown retail location. Given that today is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, we thought it would be cool to find an off-the-beaten-path chocolate ice cream to find in Philadelphia....

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 4:20pm

Clinton talks new thriller, not old scandals during Philly visit

The steps and patio setting of Irvine Auditorium on Wednesday night were surprisingly quiet. What was expected to be an event worthy of a #MeToo protest – a visit from former President Bill Clinton and best-selling author James Patterson, celebrating their first collaborative novel, “...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 2:56pm

Parents attack Northeast Philly school principal during 'Fun Day'

Philadelphia police have arrested a student's mother who allegedly attacked the principal during a school event and are seeking her father for his role in the fight, which the School District said was "not acceptable." The punch-up allegedly occurred around 12:30 p.m. on June 6...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 2:22pm

Summer Fridays: Patty Jackson

Patty Jackson, aka Ms. Patty, is a 35-year radio industry veteran and currently, you can hear her on the air at 105.3 WDAS FM. There, she hosts the mid-day program (Cafe 105) and 4-1-1 features that have become a staple for adult listeners in the Philadelphia region. While Jackson keeps quite busy...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 2:00pm

Philly to pay $10 million to man wrongly jailed for 25 years

A Philly man who spent 25 years in jail for rape and murder charges and was exonerated by DNA evidence will receive the largest wrongful conviction settlement in Philadelphia history. “Although I will never get over the 25 years I spent in prison for crimes I did not commit, or missing time...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 11:17am

There will be a thousand free tacos in Philly today

There will be free tacos in Philly on Thursday, June 7, thanks to Moe’s Southwest Grill. They’re celebrating the launch of their new menu item, the Three Amigos Taco. The 5.5 inch corn tortilla taco comes with avocado lime crema, pickled red onions, queso fresco, chopped...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 10:23am

The Harry Potter Festival in Chestnut Hill is no more

Bad news for Harry Potter fans: The popular day-long Harry Potter Festival in Chestnut Hill probably won’t happen again. According to Chestnut Hill Local, Warner Bros., who owns the licensing for Harry Potter, told the Chestnut Hill Business District (CBID) that they couldn’t use any...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 10:12am

The best restaurants with outdoor seating in Philadelphia

Looking for restaurants in Philadelphia with the best outdoor seating? Now that the weather has finally warmed up, it’s the perfect time to take your meal outside. Whether you’re in the mood for Italian, French, American or any kind of cuisine with a great view of the river, you have...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 9:46am

Actors trade role as the villain in this Philadelphia Artists’ Collective play

Love, revenge, gypsy curses and murder make “Maria Marten, or The Murder in the Red Barn” a Victorian melodrama of the highest caliber. As if the play’s plot features aren’t dramatic enough, the Philadelphia Artists’ Collective is adding even more fuel to the fire by...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 9:43am

Philly beats Trump again, wins sanctuary city suit

President Donald Trump's move to punish Philadelphia for its "sanctuary city" policies were knocked by a federal judge on Wednesday, marking another tangle with the president from which Philadelphia emerged the victor. U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson of Philly federal court ruled...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 5:35pm

Building collapse memorial opens day after contractor killed

A memorial park on the site of a former Salvation Army store crushed by a falling wall from a nearby demolition officially opened this week. But safety issues highlighted by the collapse that killed seven and injured a dozen remain urgent, with a local contractor killed by a falling wall just one...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 4:05pm

After Trump cancellation, fans call for Eagles rally at City Hall

The Philadelphia Eagles may not have gotten their traditional fete at the White House with the president, thanks to President Trump canceling the event. But that just gave Eagles fans another reason to hold a Super Bowl party.   A few dozen Eagles fans honored the Birds with a rally at...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 10:25am

This restaurant app rewards you in Amazon, Starbucks and Lyft credits

Seated is a little different from other restaurant reservation apps out there. Why? There are perks for foodies in the form of Amazon, Starbucks and Lyft credits. Simply show up for your reservation and snap a photo of your receipt, and you’ll start racking up credits depending on how much...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 4:11pm

Eat like an Insider: Chef Kenneth Bush

Chef Kenneth Bush got his start cooking at age eight, growing up in Mount Vernon, NY. “I started cooking with my mother, who cooked the southern food of her family as well as some Italian-American cuisine taught to her by her college roommate,” he says. “Cooking for people has...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 3:10pm

Philly reacts to the Eagles being uninvited to the White House

Yesterday afternoon, President Donald Trump cancelled a visit to the White House by the Philadelphia Eagles. Here is part of the statement that was released from The White House: "The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated tomorrow....

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 9:41am

Community Spotlight: Mural Arts

Murals have become an iconic part of Philadelphia’s urban landscape thanks to the organization Mural Arts. It was founded in 1984 when the Philadelphia Anti-Graffiti Network was created to combat the graffiti crisis in the city. “I was hired to reach out to graffiti writers, in order...

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 5:34pm

Made in America 2018 lineup announced

The Made in America 2018 lineup has been announced today and the headliners will be Nicki Minaj and Post Malone. Joining them for the seventh iteration of the Jay-Z-curated festival on the Parkway will be Meek Mill, Diplo, Zedd, Miguel, Janelle Monáe, Alessia Cara, Fat Joe, 6lack, Belly, Ty Dolla...

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 3:33pm