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

Tiffany Fletcher Arrest


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

Tiffany Fletcher Shooting Rec Center


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


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

Lady B Overbrook


Learn about bats during nighttime nature walk at The Woodlands

The Woodlands Bat Night


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

University City Townhomes


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

West Philly Gas Fire


West Philly apartment complex proposal includes 352 units, retail space

West Philly Project Rendering


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

Shakespeare in Clark Park


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

Quadruple Shootings


Rider input sought for SEPTA's trolley modernization project

Trolley Modernization


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


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

Investor Home Purchases


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

West Philly Naked Driver


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


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


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

Neighborhood Preservation


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

Just Services Campaign


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

Morris Home


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

Jayanna Powell Hit and Run Alerts


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

Cherry Blossom Festival


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

Ukraine Benefit Concert


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

University City Townhomes


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

God or Guns Clothing


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


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

University City


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

18th District Noxious Substance


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

FirstHand University City Science Center Program


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

Boyz II Men Musical


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

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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


Will Smith to kick off book tour for memoir in Philadelphia

Will Smith Book Tour


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

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

Bel-Air casting


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

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