Philadelphia

The Borgata Turns 15. What's next for AC's signature casino?

During the first week of July in 2003, I visited the press and VIP-related pre-opening for the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. At the time, Atlantic City's first casino debut in a minute, plopped down in its then-bourgeoning Marina District, was built upon the ideal of a premier Las-Vegas style...

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 3:30pm

Woman taking pictures in Pennypack Creek drowns in flash flood

A 30-year-old photographer was reportedly killed by flash flooding that suddenly sent powerful waves through Pennypack Creek while she was there to take pictures. Rebecca Bunting, 30, of Philadelphia, was swept into the creek on Saturday, June 2, just as a powerful rainstorm began battering the...

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 11:02am

324 deer removed from Philly parks over the winter

Earlier this month, Philly's Parks and Recreation Department completed their annual deer management program in parks around the city. Some 324 deer were removed between December and April, resulting in more than 7,000 pounds of venison being donated to local food banks. The regular winter cull...

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 4:56pm

Fix Philly: How an unused conference room became the Philly Defenders Hub

Public defenders represent about 70 percent of the criminal defendants in Philadelphia with ongoing cases in the courts, but not every case is a major criminal matter. "Think about the hundreds of folks going through the CJC - and they're over there right now," said Curt Watkins,...

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 4:43pm

Gun scare at Philadelphia public school, three students in police custody

Three Philly teens where brought into police custody late Thursday after a gun scare at a Philadelphia public school caused a lock down. Around 9:50 a.m. on Thursday, the mother of a student phoned the Tanner Duckrey School in North Philadelphia to inform school officials that she noticed her gun...

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 1:33pm

PHOTOS: PIFA 2018 Gala

The Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) kicked off 2018 programming with a black-tie gala at the Kimmel Center. Guests were treated to pop-up performances by the West Philadelphia Orchestra, a dragon performance from the Kimmel Center’s ShowStoppers students and more....

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 3:38pm

Where is the Will Smith mural in Philly?

When you think of famous people from Philadelphia, you immediately think of Will Smith. He helped put Philly on the map, as a West Philly-raised actor, rapper, comedian and well, he’s pretty much one of the city’s most beloved renaissance men. So where is the Will Smith mural in Philly...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 3:16pm

YallaPunk Festival celebrates the wide spectrum of MENA culture

“This summer is my fourth Philaversary,” Rana Fayez said pridefully tinted with a short laugh. It was a term that I hadn’t heard before, and I was born and raised here. When Fayez said this in our interview, I heard more than just a clever portmanteau. What I felt was a blend of...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 1:16pm

This groom wore an Eagles jersey at his wedding

Betting against the Eagles was not the best idea for one Conshohocken-based bride, who made a bet with her soon-to-be husband that the team would lose the Super Bowl to the New England Patriots. According to the NY Post, Jennifer Sullivan, the bride in question, wagered that if she won the bet,...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 1:13pm

Things to do in Philadelphia: June 2018

There are so many things to do in Philadelphia when June hits. The warm weather brings the whole city outside for festivals, live music, dining on the town and more. From chilling along the banks of the Delaware River at Spruce Street Harbor Park to enjoying the popular city-wide happy hour, Center...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 12:45pm

The professional’s guide to Philly Beer Week

Philly Beer Week celebrates its eleventh birthday in 2018, with 10 fun-filled days of delight for beer lovers in Philadelphia and beyond. Beginning June 1 and running through June 10, there are hundreds of events to choose from to build your very own “beertinerary.” But how do you...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 12:34pm

Delaware to begin sports wagering on Tuesday

Delaware is about to gamble that sports betting will be a big hit in the diminutive state. Gov. John Carney announced Thursday that Delaware will begin accepting sports bets on Tuesday at three locations. "Delaware has all necessary legal and regulatory authority to move forward with a full-...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 9:30am

Serving up insurrection and protest at Sam's Morning Glory in South Philly

Port Richmond native Carol Mickey — 76-year-old owner of Sam's Morning Glory Diner in South Philly — has talked the talk and walked the walk of cool insurrection and peaceful protest, ever since the 1960s of civil rights movements, anti-war sentiments and pleas for female...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 5:02am

How the Roots Picnic became a Philadelphia tradition

Now in its 11th year, the Roots Picnic is an annual celebration of the Philly music tradition curated by Grammy Award-winning band The Roots. With sets featuring stars like 2Chainz and Brandy, the Roots Picnic has become a destination for music lovers and performers alike. As a leading voice on...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 2:58pm

Summer Fridays: Nick Bayer of Saxbys

As founder & CEO of Saxbys, Nick Bayer is pretty busy these days. With locations across nine states as well as Saxbys’ growing Experiential Learning Program at college campuses, it’s understandable. That doesn’t mean that Bayer won’t find time to enjoy the summer months...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 2:29pm

LOVE Park Philadelphia has reopened

LOVE Park Philadelphia has officially reopened as of May 30, 2018. The beloved Philly landmark had been closed since February 2016 to undergo a two-year renovation project. Much of the layout of LOVE Park Philadelphia has been changed, with the fountain being pushed back (it used to sit behind...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 1:27pm

Eagles fan denies punching horse, is suing Eagles and cops

A Montgomery County man who was arrested for hitting a state police horse outside a pre-Super Bowl game has filed a lawsuit against the Philadelphia Eagles and police denying he punched the horse. Andrew Tornetta, 20, of North Wales, Pa., was arrested by police outside Lincoln Financial Field on...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 11:31am

Philly clears more heroin encampments along Lehigh Ave

Tunnels on Tulip Street and Kensington Avenue where encampments occupied by drug addicts were vacant Wednesday afternoon after city authorities completed a two-day clearing of the tunnels. The encampments, both in tunnels connecting Lehigh Avenue and Somerset Street in the Riverward, attracted...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 4:38pm

Taylor Mac brings ‘A 24-Decade History of Popular Music’ to Philly

Could you imagine performing for 24 hours straight? In Taylor Mac’s “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music’,” Mac does just that — with 24 musicians, 246 songs, a hundred local performers and hundreds of costume changes. “It’s a lot of energy and time and...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 3:50pm

Shakespeare in Clark Park returns to its grassy roots with ‘Twelfth Night’

Shakespeare in Clark Park (SCP) has long taken pride in presenting unique theater performances in the park that sits along the edges of eclectic West Philly. Anchored in accessibility and diversity, SCP is a staple cultural event, bringing innovation in a space decorated around blankets and picnics...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 2:08pm