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Metro re-invades Boston with more than new racks

Have you noticed the new futuristic boxes popping up around town? It’s not UFO debris, but our Scandinavian-designed newspaper racks. Metro has recently added to its presence in the Boston area with new newspaper racks, the new WKND magazine and an expanded distribution, all designed to...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 5:06am

‘Mr. Metro’ gives the daily paper a dose of graffiti style

Metro hasn’t simply made artist Bob Timmer’s commute more informative; it has also given Timmer a daily canvas for his unique take on the word “Metro.” A member of the Netherlands-based graffiti crew Team Dead Fly, Timmer, 35, has earned the nickname “Mr. Metro”...

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 5:00am

Play Our News Quiz, Win $100

You read Metro to stay on top of the news. Now’s your chance to find out how much you know and win $100. Take our daily newsquizto test your knowledge by going towww.metro.us/news-quizto submit your answers and enter your email to enter our weekly random drawing for a $100 gift card. Good luck.View...

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 3:30pm

​Metro's trending stories of 2016

There were a lot of stories that competed for the public's attention in 2016, from the election to unforgettable tragedies and what seemed like a new viral video every second. Here is what caught our online readers' attention this year.Unsurprisingly, several of the stories centered around the...

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 3:41pm

Despite SEPTA strike, Metro still hits the stands

Metro Philadelphia will continue its distribution throughout the city and near transit stops amid the strike by SEPTA union workers that began early Tuesday morning."All locations will still be serviced during the strike," Metro U.S. Circulation Director Joseph Lauletta said, adding that certain...

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 10:54pm

Get more news in your news feed

Facebook announced last week that your news feed is going to start looking different: more baby pictures and less big news.A shift in Facebook's news feed algorithm will favor posts from family and friends over media content, which means you'll see less breaking news, live videos and hyperlocal...

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 5:27pm

New Metro racks premiere on 34th Street

As part of the effort to make the area more navigable, the 34th Street Partnership and several newspapers, including Metro unveiled redesigned news racks to reduce the clutter of individual boxes.The 34th Street Partnership — a coalition of property owners, tenants and city officials — aims to...

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 12:39am

Metro gets a makeover

(Click here to see image full size)Metro's focus has always been how to provide to you, our readers, the best possible experience when you pick up your copy of Metro.As you turn the pages today, you will notice a cleaner, modern, sophisticated, well-organized look. This design has been a year in...

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 10:54am

City Paper to close after sale, Metro US says

Philadelphia City Paper will cease publication after a sale to Broad Street Media, the owners of Philadelphia Weekly, executivesat Metro USannounced Wednesday.The last publication date of the ground-breaking alt-weekly will be Oct. 8."We were shocked to hear this news," City Paper editor Lillian...

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 6:32pm

Philadelphia City Paper ceases print publication

Philadelphia (September 30, 2015) – Metro US, the most-read free daily newspaper nationwide, announced today that it has decided to cease publication of the Philadelphia City Paper effective with its last publication on October 8th, 2015.“When we acquired City Paper, we wanted to explore its...

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 12:33pm

Can waiting for the subway be dangerous?

Temperatures reached up to 106 degrees on some of the subway platforms this week, .The hottest station recorded was at Brooklyn Bride City Hall. Reporters recorded the temperatures in some of the cities' subway stations Wednesday evening, starting at about 5 p.m. till 7p.m.Wednesday was the hottest...

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 1:30pm

No more fun: The new Bubble Wrap will no longer pop

The world has just got a lot less fun, as the makers of Bubble Wrap have a new style of inflatable packaging that doesn't pop when squeezed.Sealed Air, the Charlotte, North Carolina-based manufacturer behind the stress-relieving material for more than half a century, are developing a new packaging...

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 8:45am

Learning the miracle of the mural

At last, Mona Lisa speaks.No, not the one in Paris.We’re talking the one on Broad Street, at the corner of Spring Garden, where for 18 years a towering mural – one of the very best in a city that is known internationally as the center for urban murals – has been gracing the streetscape with images...

Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 5:17pm

It's a 'Mad Men' takeover: Matthew Weiner will guest edit Friday's Metro

The current golden age of television might have started with the morally fraught, violent world of “The Sopranos,” but the sense that TV shows had become a new art form entirely was solidified by the premiere of “Mad Men” in 2007. The series, an impeccably directed, pristinely costumed look at a...

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 8:26am

VIDEO: Metro gets a shout-out on 'White Guy Talk Show'

"White Guy Talk Show"co-host spoke to us this week for our piece about Trevor Noah taking over for Jon Stewart at "The Daily Show" and the continued lack of women — minus Parra herself — in late night television. Apparently she liked what we wrote, because the article even made it into last night's...

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 8:37pm

Max Stenbeck, son of Metro's founder, dead at age 30

Max Stenbeck, son of Swedish media mogul Jan Stenbeck, and a New York City businessman in his own right passed away on Monday. He was 30-years-old.Stenbeck grew up in Long Island and attended the prestigious boarding school Choate Rosemary Hall in southern Connecticut (the same school John F....

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 1:46am

Getting out of Dodge: MTA/Metro-North posts final blizzard train times

There's not much left to get out of Dodge, uh, eh... we mean to get out of NYC.The MTA has just posted the departure times for the final trains expected to operate on all Metro-North lines. Riders are being urged to leave as soon as they can.Or try finding a hotel room. Yeah. Good luck with that....

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 6:31am

Metro Philly's top stories of 2014

Becoming Jen LydonBrian Lydon, the long-time Metro ad-salesman, revealed to his co-workers on March 19 that he was living a lie. Brian Lydon and his slick-backed hair and pinstriped suit was only a mask, he told his assembled co-workers.The real Brian was a leggy blond who enjoyed wearing high-...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 4:45am

#breaktheinternet: A brief history of the booty in the West

Kim Kardashian very nearly succeeded in her mission to #breaktheinternet last week when she posted her upcoming Paper magazine cover photo that left nothing to the imagination about her famous derriere.The world likes big butts and it cannot lie — Sir Mix-A-Lot just said what people everywhere have...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 1:45am