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Memories: Former top editors remember favorite moments at 'City Paper'

Chris Hill, 1981-1987After its first couple of years in Germantown, we moved City Paper to the northwest corner of 13th and Sansom. First task? Installing the handmade galley tables. (The paper was still built using long galleys — strips of print and hard-copy photos pasted onto cardboard sheets...

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 5:43 PM

News that mattered: 10 memorable 'City Paper' stories

Over the course of its 34 years, City Paper has written countless stories that ended injustices, prompted state investigations or federal lawsuits or were revelatory in explaining the human condition. Some simply embarrassed the hell out of miscreants who were plainly deserving. Here are 10...

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 5:30 PM

New Suburban Station coffee shop will sell single-serve pods only

Fans of K-cups of all ilks will have a reason to descend into Suburban Station next Monday when Caffe Del Muro opens in the corridor leading to the 15th Street exit. The new coffee shop will sell 130 varieties of single-serve coffee pods, which customers can brew on one of 10 one-cup coffee makers...

Friday, September 25, 2015, 4:20 PM

Guard who beat inmate at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in video allowed to resign

Last year, formerCity Paperstaff writer Dan Denvir obtained video of a guard at Philadelphia's Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility, named Tyrone Glover,beating an inmate named John Steckley.Though the video suggests Steckley may have been mouthing off to Glover, it was, without question, Glover...

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 2:20 PM

Philly charter school apologizes for allowing profane Instagram sensation ATown to perform for kids

Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School saysit develops young "leaders by empowering scholars to change the factors that define their reality." Yesterday, that empowerment involved an assembly by an "Internet celebrity" named Allan Sherrod known mostly for talking jovially about anilingus and...

Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 5:40 PM

Interactive Philly Pope Map tries to make sense of parking, security regulations

It's generally safe to say that everyone's a little bit confused about parking and security measures during Pope Francis' visit next weekend here in Philadelphia. So, two local coders have done god's work by putting all of the logistical plans intoone interactive map.RELATED:The perfect playlist to...

Monday, September 21, 2015, 1:29 PM

PHOTOS: Visiting the madhouse that is the new flagship Wawa

The much ballyhooed Wawa at Broad and Walnut streets opened today. In a bit of refreshing candor, the Philly mainstay admitted it wanted to open ahead of time in anticipation of the pope's visit. So, it's not just those people on Craigslist trying to make a buck off the holy father.This morning, a...

Friday, September 18, 2015, 3:15 PM

More questions about sketchy heroin bust

Near the end of July, Philadelphia Police took Angel Ortiz, a cop in North Philadelphia's 22nd District, off the street. The move came after City Paperpublished an investigation of a large heroin arrest marred by inconsistencies— Ortiz's ex-partner, a former officer named Andre Boyer, had accused...

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 1:14 PM

The life and labor of Philly's honeybees and their beekeepers

For city dwellers, tending to a hive of honeybees is the closest thing one can get to keeping livestock, according to Philadelphia Bee Co. owner and full-time beekeeper Don Shump. Ten years ago, when he was interested in finding a patch of urban land to plant on, he learned he could enroll himself...

Monday, September 14, 2015, 12:48 PM

OK Fest unites good bands for a good cause

Philly will resound with music this weekend. Whether you like rock, punk, garage, grunge, folk, roots, R&B, metal, blues, pop or hip-hop, there will be a show for you between the OK, XpoNential and This Is Hardcore music festivals all in town within the next 96 hours. In this week’s City Paper...

Thursday, July 23, 2015, 9:52 PM

Get out and have some fun

By this point in the summer you’ve probably made the obvious trips to the water-ice stand, a friend’s Shore cottage, Center City pop-up parks and down to the ballpark to watch the Phillies lose. It’s time for something different! This week, join City Paper writers as they bounce around a trampoline...

Thursday, July 16, 2015, 7:47 AM

Dispatches from Camp Bonfire, a summer camp for adults

City Paper staffer Mikala Jamison heads off to Camp Bonfire in Greeley, Pa., a summer camp for adults created by Philadelphia event and theater professionals Jacob Winterstein and Benjamin Camp. They see the weekend retreat as a way to recreate the great time they had as kid campmates. That means...

Friday, June 26, 2015, 8:35 PM