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Alexis Sachdev

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Inside Look: 3 must-see Point Breeze properties

Living on the eastern edge of Passyunk – Google calls this South Philly neighborhood "Wharton," but I don't – I rarely cross over Broad Street to our neighbor, Point Breeze. (Especially after Madira Bar did away with its tandoori chicken cheesesteak.) But if you've...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 12:42 PM

Inside Look: French farmhouse for $950K

Described in 1910 as "thoroughly livable" – what a compliment, huh? – we think this luxurious French farmhouse is so much more. Along the winding Lincoln Drive in Chestnut Hill, this turn-of-the-century urban homestead is a spacious stone oasis for city dwellers. With its...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 2:11 PM

Barry Manilow: Through the Years

Three years after his secretive wedding in Palm Beach, multi-platinum megastar Barry Manilow finally shared the news with his fans Wednesday, revealing his relationship with longtime partner and manager Garry Kief.  He told People magazine in an exclusive interview that he feared revealing he...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 2:45 PM

Turns out, President Trump can still earn money from his businesses

Remember when President Trump stepped down from his multibillion-dollar real estate and lifestyle conglomerate once he was sworn in, ceding control to his two sons and even appointing ethics advisers just in case? Yeah, about that. Turns out, Trump can withdraw funds from any of the 400...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 11:14 AM

Inside Look: Converted warehouse digs for $1.3 million

Fairmount is home to plenty of slick new construction, but this historic warehouse on a tucked-away gated street is not one of them. Built in 1920, this converted warehouse has been lovingly restored and renovated while maintaining much of the original facade and its historic character inside....

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 7:53 AM

5 feminist movies and TV shows to watch while you wait for 'Girlboss' to drop

In just a few weeks, Netflix will drop 'Girlboss,' the story of bad-girl Sophia Amoruso and her rags-to-riches journey of female empowerment, overcoming the odds to launch a fashion career in Los Angeles. Can't wait until April 21? Check out seven other feminist movies and television...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 1:30 PM

FBI rereleases chilling photos from Sept. 11 terrorist attack on Pentagon

More than 16 years after terrorists crashed a commercial jet into the Pentagonon Sept. 11, 2001, the FBI has rereleased a batch of photographs depicting the massive devastation from the attack and the first responders' efforts to search through the debris.Twenty-seven photos, among them 10 of the...

Monday, April 3, 2017, 3:36 PM

4 celebrities accused of cultural appropriation

America is known as the melting pot — a place where cultures, religions and nationalities can fuse, trading customs and traditions and creating something all its own. That sharing gave us American treasures like football, hot dogs and apple pie. But borrowing from other cultures isn’t always done...

Monday, April 3, 2017, 11:31 AM

NJ Transit derails at Penn disrupting morning commutes

A slow-moving New Jersey Transit train derailed Monday morning at Penn Station, causing service disruptions and delays for travelers trying to get into the city during the morning commute.The cause of the derailment is believed to be a faulty wheel, WNYC reported. A NJTransit spokesperson was not...

Monday, April 3, 2017, 10:03 AM

Inside Look: Stellar skyline views in Point Breeze for $500K

For those looking for quick accessibility throughout Philly, welcome to Point Breeze. Walking to Center City, catching a bus to North Philly or cruising down Washington Avenue to West Philly is, well, a breeze from here.Especially if your budget is less than half a million.This sunny new...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 2:30 PM

Political corruption in Philadelphia: A brief history

With District Attorney Seth Williams' recent indictment on bribery and extortion charges, Philadelphia is remindedof its long history of crimes and misdemeanors starring its public servants.Last week, Williams pleaded not guiltyto a 23-count indictment that accuses him of trading official favors...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 2:07 PM

GOP vows to try again on Obamacare repeal

House Republican leaders said on Tuesday they still intended to repeal and replace Obamacare after their White House-backed bill failed to get enough support and collapsed last week."The fact that our conference is more resolved than ever to repeal this law is very encouraging and we're not going...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 11:41 PM

Everything you need to know about Melania Trump

Melania Trump: first lady, supermodel, mom. We all know the basics about our newest first lady, but there's more to this Slovenian-born FLOTUS than meets the eye. The first lady has been splitting her time since the inauguration between Washington D.C. and New York City, where she and her son...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 8:27 PM

What is Donald Trump's actual net worth?

He might be the richest man to lead the nation, but President Trump's net worth has gotten dinged.According to a recent assessment by Forbes, Trump's net worth has dwindled to $3.5 billion, $200 million less than Forbes valued him at ahead of the election.Forbes, which releases an annual list of...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 12:30 AM

Petition wants to force Melania Trump out of NYC

Fed up with the price of protecting the first lady in her ritzy Manhattanhigh-rise, taxpayers are urging members of the Senate to force Melania Trump to relocate.Security for the first lady and 10-year-old Barron, who currently reside in the president's Trump Tower, costs on average about $136,000...

Monday, March 27, 2017, 5:39 PM

Fighting hate with love

In response to conservative groups speaking out against LGBT rights, a coalition of Philadelphia organizations plans to stage a “pop-up love party” this week.The Free Speech Bus, a bright-orange tour bus stopping in East Coast cities to rally fellow anti-transgender advocates, will arrive in...

Monday, March 27, 2017, 1:19 AM

2016 Presidential Candidates: Where are they now?

After losing a presidential election, candidates oftenuse their high profile in a variety of ways. Some seek office in their home state, others appear ontalk shows, publish books or even join their former opponent's administration — in short, they remain in the public eye.Not so with the 2016...

Sunday, March 26, 2017, 7:16 PM

Anti-trans bus tours East Coast cities

Organizations that oppose gay, lesbian and transgender rights are rolling into East Coast cities over the next two weeks on a touring bus. They are spreading a message that being transgender goes against biology, and are hoping to reverse protections and rights transgender people receive.The bright...

Friday, March 24, 2017, 2:59 AM

A long list of everyone Donald Trump has sued or threatened to sue

A section in this article has been updated to include recent developments.Long before President Trump battled judges over contentious travel bans, the billionaire-turned-politician often dispatched his lawyers to court to sue cities, real estate developers, palm tree vandalizers, pageant...

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 6:15 PM

Every time Trump's team had contact with Russia

Since before President Trump’s inauguration, the public has seen a steady stream of reports alleging contact between members of his inner circle and the Kremlin. To the intelligence community, it appears as if these campaign and cabinet members may have even colluded with the Russian government to...

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 12:43 AM