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.
Desmond Hasty won’t admit it, but every day inside his computer science classroom at Boys’ Latin is a struggle.
Neighbors living near Kensington and Allegheny avenues, one of the most notorious drug corners in the city, canceled a planned protest against supervised injection facilities on April 19.
Almost two decades ago, in every urban locale across America, you could find them everywhere.
Ro S., an educator who did not want to use her full name, has battled crippling anxiety and depression her whole life.
If you were to light up a joint to celebrate this 4/20, there is little police could do except tell you to put it out or give you a small fine payable in increments.
Opposition to a potential Kensington location of a supervised injection facility has been reaching a crescendo in recent days after a fiery neighborhood meeting last week and subsequent circulation of a new petition against the proposition.
It looks like the end of the line for Maryann Ritter and the other tenants of Philadelphia’s venerable Jewelers’ Row, who have been fighting plans by the developer Toll Brothers to demolish five historic buildings in the city section to make way for a 24-story apartment tower.
Reverend Naomi Washington-Leapheart of Chestnut Hill is a part of a growing movement of inclusive and sex-positive Christian clergy.
The March 28 move-out date came and went for the women of Fernwood East, a temporary emergency shelter during the winter months.
Following the SEPTA transit officers' affirmative vote on March 17, the SEPTA board unanimously passed the previously agreed upon, tentative five-year contract on March 28.
Pennsylvania’s prison population has increased 850 percent over the last 40 years, maintaining the highest incarceration rate in the entire Western Hemisphere.
Walking along Kensington Avenue while smoking a cigarette, her black hoodie pulled up against the late March chill, Lauren M., who didn’t want to give her last name, said she was mostly homeless.
As we check the final days of March and Women’s History Month off the calendar, let’s remember that Philadelphia organizations celebrate women’s empowerment all-year round.
Despite a month devoted to the strides of women and a tireless fight for gender equality, our male-dominated society proves there’s still so much more to be done.
In commemoration of the one year anniversary of the national March for Our Lives demonstration, 60 plus people took to Love Park midday on March 24.
Working without a contractual agreement for more than a year, SEPTA transit officers made major headway on March 17 when their union voted to ratify a five-year-contract.
Proof that it’s never too early to kick off Saint Patrick’s Day festivities – which is officially on March 17 – Philly brought Irish pride to the streets on March 10.
Hotel workers, City Council members and candidates, and clergy members rallied on March 6 against the $42 million in subsidies received by J.W. Marriott International’s W Element Hotel.
Leonidas Tsiaras is an example of how medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder can turn around someone’s life.
Alexander Nieto-Perez remembers the time he started coming to South Philly’s Vare-Washington Elementary School as a pre-K student, and says there’s a whole lot more going on at the school now.
Tanya Curry first slept in a homeless shelter when she was in her early 20s and had her 5-year-old son alongside her. Today at 46, she is alone and once again homeless, an experience she was determined to never repeat.
Safe to say, thousands of people have stopped to smell the roses at the Convention Center for the Philadelphia Flower Show. The annual event, which opened on March 2 and is running through March 10. Dating back to 1829, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) celebrated 190 years of gar…
On Saturday afternoon, when the co-chair of Philadelphia’s chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America called a vote on a resolution to endorse Bernie Sanders in the 2020 presidential campaign —
In a press conference on Feb. 22, Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale lambasted Philadelphia’s City Commissioners’ lack of transparency in choosing its new voting election equipment.
Walking into the Chestnut St. storefront of Duke & Winston was an experience all its own. A bright, open space conveyed cheery U.K.-inspired fashion of all types.