Tom Beck

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In its eighth year, this Thanksgiving brunch event looks different but still serves those in need

Brent Cronin’s Thanksgiving brunch first became a holiday tradition eight years ago. The feast, typically held at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Kensington,...

A week after his march through Fishtown, Pastor John invites Fishtowners to tackle racism with street art

One week after his cathartic march through Fishtown a day after the neighborhood saw baseball bat-wielding vigilantes ready to stop looting, Pastor John Brice...

Saval joins protesters in the wake of his primary election win

With the primary campaign now over and no general election opponent to campaign against, Nikil Saval, who defeated incumbent state Sen. Larry Farnese on...

Neighbors speak out against the 26th Police District’s actions Monday night, say they feel “unsafe”

In the wake of the 26th Police District’s handling of the act of vigilantism shown by a group of mostly white men in Fishtown...

What’s buzzing around Richmond Library?

The manager of the Richmond Library has a beekeeper suit, but she doesn’t like to wear it. “It's really uncomfortable,” Amy Thatcher explained, “and the...

A peaceful march to drive out fear in Fishtown

Pastor John Brice was “very intentional” when he made a left turn onto Girard Avenue on Tuesday evening. “We knew exactly where we were,” he...

Saval defeats Farnese in State Senate Democratic primary

In a big victory for Philadelphia’s progressive left, Nikil Saval defeated state Sen. Larry Farnese in Tuesday’s Democratic primary, according to the Associated Press....

Gov. Wolf extends deadline for Philly mail-in ballots

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has extended the deadline for county election offices in Philadelphia to receive absentee or mail-in ballots by mail to 5...

Port Richmond sees the brunt of River Wards looting

Businesses in Port Richmond along Aramingo Avenue bore the brunt of most looting throughout the River Wards in a weekend marred with looting and...

Parks & Rec wants you to help feed children by volunteering for the city’s Playstreets program

Every summer in Philadelphia, hundreds of residential streets are blocked off from vehicular traffic to give children a safe place to gather, play, and...

Nikil Saval earns endorsement of South Philly progressive Elizabeth Fiedler

State Senatorial challenger Nikil Saval, who's running against incumbent Larry Farnese in Pennsylavania's first senatorial district, has earned an endorsement from South Philly progressive...

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