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Books

Philly author explores life, art and a queer group house in new novel

Housemates Emma Copley Eisenberg

Festivals

Nearly 200 musicians set to perform from West Philly porches on June 8

West Philly Porchfest

Protests

Philly police disband pro-Palestine Penn encampment, arrest 33 protesters

penn arrests protesters

Investigations

At least three people shot at Eid al-Fitr event in West Philly

Shooting West Philly

Investigations

Explosion in West Philly apartment injures one person, police say

West Philly Explosion

Crime

Involuntary manslaughter charge filed against man involved in fatal fight inside SEPTA station in University City

SEPTA Market Frankford death

Holiday

Where to find holiday markets in Philly during the rest of December

1223 Christmas Village Love Park

Transportation

More City Avenue lane closures scheduled near St. Joe's for pedestrian bridge construction

st joe's tunnel bridge

History

MOVE Bombing commemorated with permanent exhibit at Philadelphia's Municipal Services Building

MOVE exhibit

History

Mr. Potato Head's forgotten friends from the 1960s live in Philly at the Please Touch Museum

Please Touch Museum potato head

History

This 5,000-year-old stone tablet at the Penn Museum is among the oldest examples of writing in the world

Penn ancient tablet

Arts & Culture

Scranton's new 'The Office' mural was painted by Philly artists

the office mural

Protests

Housing activists liken 76ers' arena plans to Philly's long history of displacement

Sixers arena protest

Arts & Culture

Watch a special showing of 'Night of the Living Dead' at the old Leader Theater during Velocities pop-up market

Now+Them Movie

Shopping

Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll returns with $1, $3 and $5 deals

Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll 2023

Health News

West Philly residents no longer need to boil their water, PWD says

Philly Boil Water Advisory

Health News

Some West Philly residents should boil water as PWD continues to recover from equipment failure

PWD water outage

Shopping

The Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll offers popsicles, books and samosas for $1

baltimore avenue dollar stroll

Music

Porchfest musicians use Facebook to compete for West Philly performance spaces

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Performances

Porchfest 2023: The free music festival takes to the makeshift stages of West Philly homes Saturday

west philly porchfest.jpg

Arts & Culture

Bok Building's newest tenant specializes in the unique art of rug tufting

tuft the world

Weekend

Pop-up garden restaurants and big bugs: Your weekend guide to things to do in Philly

phs pop up gardens.jpeg

Food & Drink

A doughnut topped with a pickle? Philly shop says it's just what St. Patrick's Day revelers need the day after

Dotties Pickle donut

Food & Drink

New food hall to open at University City's Schuylkill Yards inside Bulletin Building

Schuylkill Yards Food Hall

Food & Drink

Carbon Copy brewery-winery to open this weekend in West Philadelphia

Carbon Copy Brewery Winery West Philadelphia

Investigations

Four Overbrook High students hospitalized after being shot one block from school

Overbrook students shot

Holiday

Philadelphia Zoo prepares to welcome trick-or-treaters for annual family-friendly Halloween event

Boo at the Zoo

TV

'Abbott Elementary' is nominated for 7 Emmy awards, including three for its creator and star Quinta Brunson

Abbott Elementary Emmy awards

Investigations

Three men charged with shootings at West Philly rec center earlier this week that injured five people

Shepard Rec Center Shooting

University City Dining Days to feature lunch and dinner deals at over 20 restaurants

University City Dining Days

Investigations

Family mourns attorney from Philippines shot on way to Philly airport

Laylo Shooting Philly Philippines

Transportation

SEPTA to close part of Market Street in West Philly for trolley rail construction

Market Street Construction

TV

'Bel-Air' star Jabari Banks and director Morgan Cooper talk about how the 'Fresh Prince' reboot became reality

Bel-Air Jabari Banks Morgan Cooper

Transportation

Bike lane extensions along parts of Chestnut, Market streets in West Philly aim to improve road safety

West Philly traffic safety project

Prevention

Philly rolls out first free Narcan dispensers at Blackwell Regional Library

Narcan dispenser Philly Library

TV

Trailer for Peacock's ‘Bel-Air’ gives first look at dramatic reboot of ‘Fresh Prince’

'Bel-Air' trailer Peacock

TV

Quinta Brunson's sitcom 'Abbott Elementary' premieres to widespread acclaim

Abbott Elementary Quinta Brunson

TV

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

Bel Air Teaser

TV

Will Smith to go on global adventure in new NatGeo series 'Welcome to Earth'

Books

Will Smith says his father's death motivated him to write his new memoir

TV

Quinta Brunson to star as Philly public school teacher in new ABC comedy 'Abbott Elementary'

Abbott Elementary Quinta Brunson

Crime

New gun violence prevention hub in West Philly to address root causes, aid victims

Philadelphia Violence Resources

Videos