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Could 76 Place be a $1 billion mistake?

A new downtown sports arena that would house the Philadelphia 76ers as its primary tenant is being touted as an exciting addition to the...

Support police survivors luncheon

FOP Lodge 5 will host a luncheon for all families of Philadelphia police officers killed in the line of duty on Wednesday, May 1. To...

Taylor: Stopping violence a priority

One of the officials Port Richmond residents turned to last week in the wake of a mob attack that left Mark Lavelle and his...

Mob madness in Port Richmond

On the quiet morning of Friday, Sept. 16, sunshine warmed the air as a breeze blew down a nearly empty Indiana Avenue in Port...

Living next to a nightmare

In the river wards, there is no shortage of stories about nightmare neighbors — from hoarders to party houses to drug hangouts — who can make life on...

Port Richmond’s Shenanigans looks to Front Street

Patrick Murray and Colleen Murray, who are trying to open a bar at 1624 N. Front Street, at a community meeting held to discuss...

Cheri wants a showdown

Cheri Honkala rides a horse along East Allegheny on Monday, Aug 29 to raise awareness for her campaign for sheriff as a Green Party...

Bridesburg’s Miss Jackie could get her ‘way’

Bridesburg Rec’s Miss Jackie outside of the center, where residents are trying to get a petition together to rename the stretch of Richmond Street...

Reclaiming Kensington South’s Benson Park

Benson Park in Kensington South has seen better days.Overgrown trees uproot sturdy metal grates, making the area a hazard for passers-by. The centrally located fountain...

These Fairmount ladies are walking the walk

In Japanese tradition, if a person folds 1,000 paper cranes, that person gets a wish.One of the most famous tales of this practice is that...

Residents, officials welcome new Superfresh

Flanked by an Atlantic and Pacific delivery truck from 1926 and an enormous six-tiered rotating cake, Mayor Michael Nutter announced the grand opening of...

Ackerman gets an F

“Queen Arlene,” they called her.And now, she’s been dethroned.After a tumultuous career as superintendent of the Philadelphia public school system, Ackerman last week took $905,000...

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