When you walk into ACCT Philly, the region’s largest animal care and control service provider that contractually serves the city of Philadelphia, you notice a huddle of people looking to surrender their unwanted animals or to drop off found strays, as well as large bins for donations of food…
“I'm from California, so when I moved here 10 years ago, I searched for a dungeon-club experience that felt right,” said Mistress Zeneca, creator of Cherry Noir, a kinky play party that celebrates seven years in Philly this fall.
Naomi Pettit, 21, lives on the 3700 block of 15th Street, right across from where alleged shooter Maurice Hill riddled bullets through the late afternoon and evening Wednesday, injuring six police officers and terrorizing the neighborhood, before finally giving himself up.
It has been 74 years since it occurred, but Milton Dienes still remembers every detail of his experience as a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps 9th Photo Tech Squadron during World War II.
In a time of climate change — whether you believe in it or not — it’s crucial to recognize those that are putting in the work to make a change.
A personal information security breach was recently discovered at Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) after an employee lost his briefcase that contained a laptop that was password-protected but not encrypted.
Ask anyone from West Philly and they’ll tell you they readily know the fabulous Faulkners from 51st and Catherine Sts.
On Aug. 6, A&E Network will premiere a special new season of the Emmy Award-winning series, “Intervention,” this time set in in the greater Philadelphia area, with a special focus on Kensington – a series that maybe the show’s most intense yet.
When Amber Hikes announced on July 9 that she was leaving her two-year old post as the executive director of the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs to take a position as Chief Diversity Officer at the ACLU’s National Office in New York City, there was surprise, but not total shock.
During Christmas 2014, Margaux Murphy was driving around her Port Richmond neighborhood and noticed how many people were experiencing homelessness.
There’s something about 100-degree weather, clammy television reporters and celebrity court proceedings that go well together.
A documentary about Cambridge Analytica — the shadowy, now-defunct “data intelligence” firm that played a role in both the election of Donald Trump and Brexit — could have gone wrong in multiple ways.
There are so many places to start when discussing Philadelphia’s David Carroll that the mind sputters and the voice cracks.
Governor Tom Wolf and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney have teamed up to make sure the closure of Hahnemann University Hospital happens with as little pain as possible for both patients and employees.
At least 1,000 people gathered outside Hahnemann University Hospital on July 15 to rally against its closure with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
Jeanette Miller was overjoyed when she heard the news that Philadelphia Energy Solutions was closing its sprawling South Philadelphia refinery, which had the unenviable reputation of being the city’s biggest single source of air pollution.
Given the sunshine, low humidity and passing rain the previous day, the warm and sunny lunch hour in downtown Philadelphia on June 27 should have been serene.
A sinkhole that opened up across from Clark Park on Baltimore Ave. was a summer sanctuary for the neighborhood’s residents.
Emily Suess lives with an inoperable brain tumor that was finally detected in February 2017, after she had been mistakenly diagnosed with fibromyalgia and depression by a rheumatologist in 2014.
Long before Sonny Conto made his professional heavyweight boxing debut at 2300 Arena by pounding Jimmie Levins until the ref stopped the fight in the first round, “Sonny from S. 9th Street” was just a well-known guy from the neighborhood.
On the 2200 block of Ingersoll Street in the Sharswood section of North Philadelphia, three abandoned row homes sit boarded up on a strip dominated by empty lots.
One of the starkest realties of first-time director Stephen McCoy’s “Nightcrawlers,” a documentary premiering at PhilaMoca on June 27, is how graphically it portrays the speed with which one can throw youth away, and how homelessness and opioid addiction — twin scourges of the 21st Century —…
Where Cecil B. Moore intersects the Germantown Avenue arterial in North Philadelphia, there’s a plot of land that will sit untouched by developers.
This week kicks off WizardWorld Philadelphia, where fantasy lovers of all types will descend upon the Pennsylvania Convention Center to meet their favorite stars from movies, TV series, comics and more from June 13-17.
In response to a statement in the May 31 issue of Philadelphia Weekly from newly elected City Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez regarding Pathways to Housing for low-income families as well as those struggling with addiction, the Logan-based organization submitted the following to PW in ef…
During the Jim Crow era, Black travelers might turn to The Negro Motorist Green Book for tips about lodgings, gas stations and other businesses that were accessible to them.
The majority of residents and business owners in Kensington support opening an overdose prevention site in their neighborhood, according to a Drexel University study published today in the Journal of Urban Health.
There’s a long, elevated stretch of I-95 that acts as the overpass for the 2300 block of South Swanson Street.
Jewelers Row tenants emptied their stores and packed their boxes in five of the street’s historic buildings on Tuesday with a mix of anger, relief and optimism.
Wawa Welcome America, the weeklong celebration of the United States that happens every year in its birthplace, kicks off June 29-July 4.
When The Roots and its manager Shawn Gee wrapped the 11th iteration of The Roots Picnic at Columbus Boulevard’s Festival Pier last June, every hometown player was pleased with the results.
In Monday night’s mayoral debate, current Mayor Jim Kenney was all but charisma-less as he faced off against State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams, who came off looking like the most composed and competent leader, and former City Controller Alan Butkovitz, who kept slinging zingers.
Longtime listeners of Philly’s 95.7 BEN-FM know all too well the familiar voice during music breaks, but do you need a reminder of to whom it belongs?
The brouhaha over the buying of new voting machines for the city reached a crescendo when 83 of the most expensive and least secure varieties – according to voters’ rights advocates – arrived in Philadelphia last week.
Even if you’re not a software developer, startup founder or data enthusiast, you’ve likely heard of Philly Tech Week.
Paul Robbins recently spent about six months in Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility (CFCF), a Philadelphia’s men’s jail, for drug-related charges.
It's hard to come up with two forces more unequal in terms of speed than technology and legislation.