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'That's not me:' Liberian chemist can't get justice after wrongful arrest in Philly

1. Vickson Korlewala went out of his West Philadelphia home near 55th and Market streets on April 2, 2014, planning to drive to pay off some utility bills. But after just driving a few blocks, he saw a police cruiser flash its lights behind him, and pulled over. When police officers came up to his...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 12:23pm

Philly school's old library reborn as STEM-centered 'Makerspace'

Kids don't learn in the same ways they used to, and to catch up with the times, C.C.A. Baldi Middle School got updated on Tuesday with a brand-new STEM-focused "Makerspace," thanks to school staff, a sponsorship from AbbVie pharmaceuticals and the Heart of America Foundation. The...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 9:48am

Jason Kelce to host concert at Ardmore Music Hall

Jason Kelce of the Philadelphia Eagles has every intention getting back in front of a mic, as this summer, he’ll be hosting a music concert at Ardmore Music Hall on the Main Line. The 30-year-old Super Bowl champion became a local hero after rallying Eagles fans with an unforgettable speech...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 4:51pm

Why is Bastille Day at Eastern State Penitentiary ending?

Bastille Day at Eastern State Penitentiary has become a Philadelphia summertime staple in its 24-year history. However, the much-loved event will not continue after this year, making its 2018 iteration the final one. Held annually on July 14, Bastille Day at Eastern State Penitentiary reenacts the...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 2:34pm

One 'MOVE 9' Member Gets Parole After 40 Years

Debbie Africa, 61, a member of the so-called "MOVE 9," nine defendants who all got life in prison for a Philly cop's murder, was recently paroled after serving 40 years of a life sentence, family and supporters announced. Africa, who is scheduled to make a public appearance at a...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 2:58pm

Eat like an Insider: Chef Carolynn Angle of Good Dog

Chef Carolynn Angle has recently taken the reigns at Good Dog Bar, replacing Chef Jessica O’Donnell, who left the treasured Philly establishment to spend more time with family. Angle is a Philly food veteran with 16 years of experience elevating bar cuisine in the city, working everywhere...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 2:00pm

Get free lasagne at Carrabba’s Italian Grill this summer

You can get free lasagne at Carrabba’s Italian Grill beginning Wednesday, June 20. The Italian restaurant chain will offer a free order of take-home lasagne to customers who dine-in and order one of Carrabba’s three signature dishes: the wood-grilled Chicken Bryan, savory Chicken...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 11:19am

Your guide to Old City Eats 2018

On Thursday, June 21, Old City Eats begins for the third year in a row to the delight of foodies in Philadelphia. Every Thursday night from June 21 through August 30, patrons can enjoy select half-priced small plates and drink specials ($4 select beers and $5 select cocktails) from over 30...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 3:49pm

Community Spotlight: Farm for the City

It’s hard to miss Farm for the City if you’ve taken a stroll around City Hall in the past few days. Presented by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) in collaboration with The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the urban farm will be adding greenery to downtown Philadelphia...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 12:36pm

Ocean Resort Casino: A good deal, a great future, and some real personality

There are two things that Ocean Resort Casino owner Bruce Deifik – the Colorado-based real estate developer who bought Atlantic City’s famed Revel property earlier this year for $200 million – says he will do when he meets you on June 28, the opening date of his new hotel and...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 10:13am

Philadelphia woman dies at Firefly Music Festival

At Firefly Music Festival in Delaware, a 20-year-old woman died over the weekend. According to ABC News affiliate WPVI-TV, she has been identified as Caroline Friedman of Philadelphia. She was found unresponsive at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 17. She was taken to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:31am

Philly's Universal Juneteenth Festival to return for third year

Juneteenth is almost here. The holiday marking the freeing of slaves of African descent kidnapped from their native lands and forced into servitude in the United States will be celebrated by the Philadelphia Community of Leaders (PCOL) on June 22-23, 2018. This year, PCOL's celebration...

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 2:56pm

Metro Voices: The reality of solving the opioid epidemic

According to Philadelphia health commissioner Tom Farley, the current opioid crisis is “the worst epidemic we have faced in the last hundred years.” Interestingly enough, the crack epidemic of the 1980s ravaged African-American and Latino communities little more than 30 years ago. Why...

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 2:16pm

N.J. art festival shooting in Trenton leaves 22 injured

Mass chaos broke out at the Art All Night Trenton 2018 festival in the early morning hours on Sunday when two reported gunmen opened fire, injuring 22 adults and children. The New Jersey art festival, a 24-hour venue held at the Roebling Wire Works Building on the 600 block of South Clinton Avenue...

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 1:59pm

Philadelphia places bid to host FIFA World Cup 2026

Philadelphia has thrown their hat in the ring and the city’s Mayor Kenney thinks they have a good chance. The city has bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 2026 following a vote by the 68th FIFA Congress that has awarded the United States, Canada and Mexico the right to host one of soccer...

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 10:41am

Chesco man charged in 'nightmare' kidnapping, abuse of girl

An Avondale man is behind bars on charges that he lured a 4-year-old girl out of her home in the middle of the night to sexually assault her, the Chester County DA's office announced. "A monster took me," the victim, who was quickly noticed missing and found by her parents, allegedly...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 5:01pm

Free sake bombs in Manayunk

SOMO in Manayunk is doing a special Japanese izakaya collaboration next week that will feature free sake bombs with any item from the izakaya menu. It will be limited to one sake bomb per guest.  (Not sure what an izakaya is? Think small bites of gastropub fare with a Japanese twist.)...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:33pm

Have you seen the Philadelphia Eagles World Championship rings...for fans?

The Philadelphia Eagles and Jostens have teamed up to create a World Championship jewelry collection for fans, that includes 127 limited edition World Championship fan rings. In an effort to commemorate the Philadelphia Eagles stunning 2017 season and their Super Bowl LII win, the jewelry line has...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:20pm

'The SolowFest' returns for its ninth annual iteration

When performance artists-turned-administrators Meredith Sonnen, Chris Davis, Lena Barnard, and Lauren Tracy took over SolowFest in 2015, they wanted to keep it lean and mean, rather than outsize the fest’s intimate origins due to its success. The floating venue, featuring experimental micro...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:32am

The Rail Park, built on blight, finally opens

Hundreds crowded onto Philadelphia's brand-new Rail Park built atop the century-old Reading Railroad viaduct as it opened to the public for the first time on Thursday. “The public will be overjoyed once they have the opportunity to explore this unique park and experience its breathtaking...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 5:14pm