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GOP to sue over mostly-Democratic court's proposed re-districting

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) announced it will to block the proposed new map of Pennsylvania's U.S. congressional voting districts released Monday by the state's majority-Democrat Supreme Court. "State and federal GOP officials will sue...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 12:09pm

Where girls become 'Mighty'

You run like a girl. You hit like a girl. You fight like a girl. These are all Stone Age stereotypes that a group of young girls is fighting to change in their Girl Power writing series. Mighty Writers, a nonprofit in South Philly, teaches Philadelphia kids from ages 7 to 17 to think, write and...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 8:00am

PHOTOS: Chinese New Year celebrations in Philly

Philadelphia's Chinese community rang in the 2018 Chinese Lunar New Year with celebrations over the weekend in and around Chinatown. On Sunday, performers with the Philadelphia Suns and community members took to the streets in bright red and yellow costumes to celebrate the newly-...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:51am

Philly kids overjoyed to get private Black Panther screening

The Black Panther film broke box office records in its opening weekend, netting an estimated $235 million-plus in ticket sales, and has already garnered critical acclaim and national attention far beyond most superhero films. But the story of T’Challa, a superhero who is also king of the...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 7:00pm

ICE arrests gay Mexican immigrant applying for U.S. citizenship

Jose “Ivan” Nunez, 37, spent the night before his Jan. 31 citizenship hearing preparing a scrapbook with pictures of the life he and his husband, an American citizen, have made together since they married in 2016. He intended to present the scrapbook of photos from vacations around the...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 5:04pm

Panhandler kicks pregnant woman in stomach: Cops

Philadelphia police are hunting an overly aggressive panhandler who allegedly kicked a five-months pregnant woman in the stomach after she refused to give him money. Police say the man is now wanted for aggravated assault. According to the police report, the suspect approached the victim around...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 11:45am

Black History Monthly celebrates its one year anniversary at Helium

One of Philadelphia’s monthly comedy showcases is celebrating a key anniversary in one of the most important months of the year. Black History Monthly is a diversity-focused show that is held every second Friday at Philly Improv Theater in Rittenhouse Square. February 2018 marks the show...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 10:03am

On Roosevelt Boulevard, frequent deaths are the cost of inaction

About 15 of us stood in a circle on the grassy median of Roosevelt Boulevard on Monday, February 12, reciting the Lord’s prayer. We were led by Daniela Gabay’s mother, who had been grieving over the past week, after losing her 21-year-old daughter to another bout of traffic violence on...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 5:03am

Medical marijuana goes on sale Thursday in Pa.

For patients seeking relief through prescription pot, sales will begin on Thursday in Pennsylvania at medical marijuana facilities. Some facilities open Thursday. In the Philadelphia area, the nearest shops will open on Saturday morning: Terra Vida Holistic Center in Sellersville, Pa., and...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 6:22pm

Philly students take on world's biggest problem at Aspen Challenge

Sometimes finding solutions to old problems requires a new, youthful perspective. Aspen Challenge: Philadelphia asks a group of more than 200 Philadelphia School District students to come up with solutions to society's biggest problems. Teams of students and teachers from different high...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 5:57pm

See how your neighborhood ranks on Philly's new litter map

They don't call it Filthadelphia for nothing. Philly has long had a serious litter problem, and in December 2016, Mayor Kenney created a "Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet" to help find ways to combat the problem. After announcing their action plan in August, the cabinet and city...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 4:17pm

Montco chemist allegedly dumped cyanide in water supply

It sounds like a plot from a comic book: a mad scientist dumping poison into a town's water supply. But according to prosecutors, 60-year-old former Merck chemist Richard O'Rourke was no super-villain. He's just dumb. O'Rouke, a now-fired senior analytical chemist at a Merck...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 12:43pm

Why do people have black stuff on their forehead today?

Walking around town today, you’ve likely noticed a few passerbys with black marks on their foreheads as today – Wednesday, Feb. 14 is Ash Wednesday in addition to Valentine's Day. Last year, Ash Wednesday fell on Wednesday, March 1. Ash Wednesday signifies the first day of Lent in...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 10:53am

15 fun things to do in Philly this weekend

THEATER Authentic Vaudeville & Burlesque Feb. 16, 7 p.m. The Trocadero Theatre 1003 Arch St. thetroc.com $20 A quirky mix of entertainment forms, Drew Nugent leads this lineup of jazz, schtick and burlesque theater—tinged with humor. It’s a raucous good time...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 8:05am

Looking for love this Valentine’s Day? Here’s what Philly daters really want

We all know Philadelphia is the “City of Brotherly Love,” but add in the fact that today is Valentine’s Day, and you have yourself a lot of amore. Which is great and all if you’re attached, but if you’re single, today is just another day you’re navigating the...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 5:06am

An all-dessert dinner?

It’s impossible not to fall in love with Parc, Starr’s French bistro on Rittenhouse Square. While the menu is full of savory options that delight diners, people often find themselves so stuffed after a decadent meal, that they don’t have room for dessert. On Tuesday, Feb. 20,...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 6:16pm

LOVE sculpture makes its triumphant return

After two years, LOVE has come home to Philadelphia. The LOVE sculpture was ceremoniously paraded down the Ben Franklin Parkway Tuesday morning before being re-installed at LOVE Park, just in time for Valentine’s Day. It was removed from the park in Feb. 2016 and transferred to nearby...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 6:00pm

Kinkadelphia? Valentine's Day is wild at Philly's underground 'sex clubs'

On Valentine’s Day, most couples will be getting romantic with a traditional date, holding hands, exchanging flowers and chocolates, maybe dinner and a movie. But kinkier Philadelphians will be donning leather and going out to their favorite sex clubs for a slightly less vanilla experience,...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 5:02pm

M. Night Shyamalan loves the cocktails at Jane G’s

With all the Super Bowl excitement, we had to push back some fun celebrity sightings in Philadelphia, including that of famed movie director, M. Night Shyamalan, dining at Jane G’s in Center City. Owned by Jane Guo, and located at 1930 Chestnut St., the restaurant has been a hot spot for...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 3:57pm

Proud Super Bowl vandals caught on camera now wanted by cops

The Philadelphia Police Department is holding true to its vow to bust the small percentage of Eagles fans celebrating the Super Bowl who chose to create mayhem. “I’m stealing it!” shouts one apparently intoxicated blonde woman holding a ripped-out traffic light, who is now sought...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 2:43pm