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Crime

14-year-old charged with murder in fatal shooting of West Philly recreation center employee

Tiffany Fletcher Arrest

Crime

Recreation center employee killed after being struck by stray bullet in West Philadelphia

Tiffany Fletcher Shooting Rec Center

Development

Affordable housing complex for people in recovery from substance abuse to open in West Philly

Weston Mills Apartments

Food & Drink

Jose Garces to open new restaurant at the Cira Centre with cafe, wine shop

Garces Trading Company

Music

Overbrook street renamed to celebrate hip-hop radio pioneer Lady B

Lady B Overbrook

Family-Friendly

Learn about bats during nighttime nature walk at The Woodlands

The Woodlands Bat Night

Courts

University City Townhomes encampment must must be taken down by Monday, judge rules

University City Townhomes

Investigations

U.S. Marshals arrest man wanted for setting fire to abandoned home filled with gasoline jugs

West Philly Gas Fire

Development

West Philly apartment complex proposal includes 352 units, retail space

West Philly Project Rendering

Performances

Shakespeare in Clark Park to return this summer with modern twist on two plays

Shakespeare in Clark Park

Investigations

Quadruple shootings in Philly leave 8 people wounded, including 2-year-old, 4 teens

Quadruple Shootings

Transportation

Rider input sought for SEPTA's trolley modernization project

Trolley Modernization

Demonstrations

Activists set up encampment at University City Townhomes to fight for fair housing

University City Townhomes

Arts & Culture

Mural design honoring Judge Leon Higginbotham to be unveiled in West Philadelphia

West Philly mural Leon Higginbotham

Business

Real estate investors continue purchasing homes in Philly as nationwide rate slows

Investor Home Purchases

Investigations

Half-naked man driving stolen SUV fatally strikes 16-year-old in West Philly

West Philly Naked Driver

Investigations

Off-duty police officer's stolen SUV found on fire in West Philly hours after armed carjacking

Philly Carjacking Fire

Food & Drink

Carbon Copy brewery-winery will take over Dock Street's West Philly firehouse space

Carbon Copy Beer Wine

Government

City Council pushes buyback plan to protect community gardens from sheriff's sales

City Council Community Gardens

Food & Drink

Dock Street Brewing Co. to close West Philly pub after 15 years

Dock Street Brewery Closure

Government

Philadelphia to build 1,000 affordable houses as part of new homeownership program

Neighborhood Preservation

Government

City Council pushes for more funding to address quality-of-life issues in underserved communities

Just Services Campaign

LGBTQ

Addiction recovery program that serves trans and gender non-conforming people opens center in West Philly

Morris Home

Government

To catch hit-and-run drivers, Pennsylvania may alert auto repair shops of wanted vehicles

Jayanna Powell Hit and Run Alerts

Festivals

Cherry Blossom Festival to celebrate intersection of Japanese and African American cultures

Cherry Blossom Festival

Performances

Benefit concert for Ukraine at Penn Rotunda to feature traditional Eastern European music

Ukraine Benefit Concert

Government

Affordable housing complex dispute in University City underscores the impact of decades-long gentrification

University City Townhomes

Lifestyle

West Philly native's clothing brand urges youth to think twice before resorting to violence

God or Guns Clothing

Holiday

To celebrate Valentine's Day, Mural Arts offering virtual 'Love Letter' tour

If You Mural Arts

Real Estate

West Philly public housing complex to be rebuilt by New York developers

Westpark Apartments

Social Media

Some of Penn's Wharton students think the average American earns more than $100,000, professor says

UPenn Tweet

Jobs

University City's pedestrian foot traffic has returned to pre-pandemic levels, according to annual report

University City

Investigations

Hazmat incident leads to evacuation of 18th Police District in West Philly

18th District Noxious Substance

Education

University City Science Center to expand STEM education program, work with West Philly students

FirstHand University City Science Center Program

Movies

Boyz II Men-inspired musical film 'Brotherly' in the works at Amazon Studios

Boyz II Men Musical

History

Local historians looking for 20th century holiday photos from West Philly

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TV

Early teaser for 'Bel Air' features dramatic rendition of iconic theme song

Bel Air Teaser

Social Justice

One year after Walter Wallace's death, city still must improve responses to mental health emergencies, officials say

Entertainment

Will Smith to kick off book tour for memoir in Philadelphia

Will Smith Book Tour

Investigations

More than 60 people arrested on drug, gun charges in West Philadelphia during six-month span, AG says

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TV

West Philly's Jabari Banks to star in 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' reboot

Bel-Air casting

Transportation

Car drives into SEPTA trolley tunnel, gets stuck on underground tracks

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