Philadelphia

Babysitter arrested for leaving kids in AC casino parking lot

A New Jersey babysitter was arrested in the parking lot of Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City after she allegedly left two young children in her care alone for an hour. Shaun Sanders, 23, was charged with endangering the welfare child and possession of marijuana for the incident, the Atlantic...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 12:14pm

The Trans Wellness Conference returns to Philly with a focus on the future

The Mazzoni Center – this city’s primary caretaking and guidance facility for the LGBTQ community – wants you to know that it is listening. When it comes to this week's Trans Wellness Conference, now in its 17th year, Mazzoni’s brain trust paid attention to what the 7,...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 4:07pm

Three arrested as new Occupy ICE Philly encampment cleared

Occupy ICE Philly relocated their tent city a few blocks north after winning a major immigration-related concession from the city, but this time police came to remove them from the site within days. Organizers with the group say they received the eviction notice on Monday night and agreed to leave...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 1:30pm

Panera Double Bread Bowls coming to Philly for limited time

Carb cravings don't die simply because it's bathing suit season, and the Panera double bread bowl will surely test the self-restraint of its loaf-loving customers in Philadelphia.  Panera has chosen Philly as the lucky location to test its double bread bowl, which is exactly what it...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 1:03pm

Earth Overshoot Day: How safe sex can reduce your ecological footprint

There are countless very-good reasons to practice safe sex, but on Earth Overshoot Day, which this year falls on Wednesday, one of them will be to highlight how safe sex can reduce your ecological footprint. This Earth Overshoot Day, the Center for Biological Diversity and Global Footprint Network...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 11:41am

Occupy ICE Philadelphia has new demands after PARS victory

The Occupy ICE Philadelphia protesters won a major victory when Mayor Jim Kenney sided with them last week on ending the city's information-sharing contract with ICE. But while the Occupy-style protesters left the side of City Hall, they aren't done yet – they've just moved...

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 5:11pm

Pennsylvania officials get downloadable 3-D guns blocked

A Texas-based company, Defense Distributed, agreed to temporarily block letting Pennsylvanians download plans for 3-D guns from their website after state lawmakers moved to stop the website. The company boasts on its website that on Aug. 1, "The age of the downloadable gun formally...

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 11:51am

Drexel University housing canceled on students last minute

A number of upperclassman at a Philadelphia university has seen their on- campus housing canceled for the fall semester. Drexel University housing was canceled last minute for upperclassman students who paid their security deposit in advance due to demand. The university informed students via...

Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 12:55pm

Make way for the SEPTA Key

For years, buying paper transfers on SEPTA has been a daily ritual for commuters who need to travel on multiple modes of transit. But soon, the SEPTA Key will change that, bringing Philadelphians a much-needed simplification to their travels. Starting Aug. 1, commuters won't be buying...

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 3:23pm

Donald Trump to visit Pa., the state he dreams about

President Donald Trump is coming back to Pennsylvania. The Keystone State, which helped propel him to the White House in 2016, will see him visiting Wilkes-Barre, Pa. in Luzerne County for a campaign rally with candidate Lou Barletta, currently a Republican U.S. Rep. for Pennsylvania's 11th...

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 2:39pm

PHOTOS: Hersheypark closed due to flooding

If you're planning a trip to the chocolate-themed amusement park, Hersheypark in Pennsylvania, a favorite destination for youngsters and families, this week is not a good time to go. Heavy rainwaters battering the region have shut down the Hershey, Pa. park, where the Hershey corporation is...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 1:30pm

What to know about 'predator' West Philly rapist Robert Johnson

Accused rapist Robert Johnson turned himself in on Thursday to face charges for three rapes in West Philadelphia, just hours after police publicly identified him as the suspect in recent rapes and robberies. Johnson, 51, was publicly identified around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday as the suspect wanted in...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 11:55am

Main Line Animal Rescue aims to become PSPCA affiliate

To better protect our furry friends, two Philly-area animal welfare organizations are planning to join forces. Main Line Animal Rescue, a 20-year-old animal rescue based in Chester County, is moving toward becoming an official affiliate of the PSPCA, officials from both organizations announced...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 11:37am

Duck boats are dangerous and should be banned, Philly lawyer says

Duck boats should have been made illegal years before the Missouri tragedy that claimed 19 lives, due to key design flaws, says an attorney who has handled two wrongful death cases involving duck boats. Robert Mongeluzzi, an attorney with the Philadelphia firm of Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett &...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 5:21pm

Philly-printed 'Join Or Die' cartoon going on sale

On May 9, 1754, Join Or Die,  an iconic political cartoon, was printed for the first time by Benjamin Franklin in his Pennsylvania Gazette, printed in Philadelphia. Now, 264 years later, the historic effects of the cartoon, a call to the U.S. colonies to unite, are still being felt. But...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:56am

'Handmaids' greet Mike Pence during visit to Philadelphia

Vice president Mike Pence is none too popular in Philadelphia, apparently. Pence was invited to Philadelphia's Union League Club in Center City to campaign for Pennsylvania GOP candidate for U.S. Senate Lou Barletta. The campaign fundraiser came after Pence appeared at a nearby Sheraton hotel...

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 7:00pm

School bus safety competition held in Philadelphia

South Philadelphia hosted the 48th Annual School Bus Driver International Safety Competition this past Sunday, July 22. The annual school bus safety competition focuses heavily on the safety of driving students of all ages with competitions in the categories of small bus, transit and conventual....

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 5:23pm

Regenerative development expert to speak at Philly HQ for sustainability and innovation

"Redesign work, cultivate human potential, achieve extraordinary outcomes," is the subtitle of sustainable business thought-leader Carol Sanford's newest book, "The Regenerative Business." Sanford has consulted for corporations ranging from Google, Intel and DuPont to...

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 8:21am

Protests planned as Mike Pence visits Philly

President Donald Trump's right-hand man, vice president Mike Pence, will be in Philadelphia next week to support the campaign of GOP candidate for U.S. Senate Lou Barletta. In heavily progressive Philadelphia, that means it is time for a protest. A protest of Pence's campaign event at the...

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 6:37pm

Jay-Z bashes Philly for proposed Made in America move

Jay-Z called foul on Philly in a recent op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer, saying he was blindsided by learning that Made in America – the massively popular annual end-of-summer festival that Jay-Z organizes – is going to get kicked off the Parkway, its venue for the past six years....

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 12:50pm