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By Logan Krum COVID-19 has impacted countless individuals and industries in unique ways, and the food truck business was not spared. For a system that relies on customers being out on the streets to sell food, what do you do...
While many in-person events have been postponed or canceled, Christmas in July sales are heating up online and one River Wards purveyor just jumped on the bandwagon. An entirely new lineup of Jawnaments just dropped on the namesake website. In case...
As restrictions on aspects of daily life continue to change amid the pandemic, local businesses continue to find creative ways to adapt. Northern Liberties’ Art Star,  a gallery and art event organizer featuring a constantly evolving curation of artists, moved...
It was the year 2000 when Philadelphia-based entrepreneur and real estate investor Ken Weinstein opened the Trolley Car Diner in Mount Airy. Beside it was the Trolley Car Ice Cream Shoppe, housed inside of an actual 1948 PCC trolley...
  Local photographer Matthew Hamilton, of MHamiltonVisuals, is participating with Headshot Booker and Brookfield Properties in the largest, single-day photo initiative that will provide 10,000 unemployed Americans nationwide with a complimentary, professional headshot to include with their resumes and post...

A safe space

If you’re looking to get a breath of fresh air and a place of inclusivity amid the COVID-19 pandemic and recent protests, look no further than Open Space. Melissa Michalczyk, owner of State Street Events, the events coordination agency behind...
When Morrell Park’s Sofia Cavicchia attended Independence Charter School, 16th and Lombard streets, she had the opportunity to learn Spanish and take a service trip as a seventh-grader to Colombia. Sofia enjoyed the trip to the South American nation and...
Earlier this month, the city of Philadelphia announced its plan to allow restaurants to offer outdoor seating, which officially went into effect on June 12. For many restaurants in the River Wards, the first week of outdoor seating provided...
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 armed with baseball bats last week, residents and neighborhood groups in the neighborhood and surrounding...
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 hives are really small anyway. I don't feel threatened.” The layperson might reasonably assume that epidermal...
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