VIDEO: Geno's and Pat's have been battling it out for the title of best cheesesteak since 1966.
On Friday, the Philadelphia Police...
A man who allegedly shot a police officer in...
VIDEO: Bill Cosby has been arrested and charged with sexual assault, stemming from an incident that occurred more than a decade ago in which the 78-year-old comedian allegedly drugged and assaulted a woman.
VIDEO: In a surprising move, The Philadelphia Eagles fired head coach Chip Kelly during his third season.
VIDEO: "I wouldn't want to expose Londoners to any unnecessary risk of meeting Donald Trump" the mayor of London said.
The Philadelphia Daily News had a hard-hitting...
Each year, the small Philadelphia suburb of...
Airbnb's fastest growing markets are not...
When Uber starts operating in new markets, it...
Presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott...
The Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia...
Following a massive derailment that reduced an...
VIDEO: In North Philadelphia local kids gather at a rec center to participate in an innovative program where they forge friendships with their peers across the world.
The national Democratic Party announced on...
It's not often you hear ride-sharing compared...
If you're looking up businesses in the...
Uber has only been around for a few years...
Germany is seeking extradition of an...
Last weekend, Eagles lineman Lane Johnson...
Two university dining staff want to start a food truck in West Philly that will employ young at-risk kids in the area.
The Philadelphia Fed's March business and...
A U.S. Airways jet at Philadelphia...
Winter is no good for roads, and Philadelphia is having an especially hard time. On a three-mile stretch of City Avenue, Philadelphia magazine’s Victor Fiorillo counted more than 300 potholes — just on the northbound side of the street. A PennDOT spokesperson told him a season full of snow, freezing […]
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — City police were trying to find out who is behind an anonymous social media site that has been identifying witnesses in violent crimes across Philadelphia with the stated intention of trying to “expose rats.” The “rats215” account on the photo-sharing site Instagram has posted pictures, police statements […]
Three men wearing masks from the movie “Scream” allegedly stole $US310,000 from an armoured truck in northeast Philadelphia early Thursday,the local NBC affiliate is reporting. Wearing masks, all-black clothing, and armed with assault rifles, the robbers attacked the driver of a Garda truck in the parking lot of a Wells […]
Cities have a lot of advantages over suburbs — including much cooler places to take joy rides. One driver seemed to realise this on a recent night in Philadelphia, when he decided to rev his convertible down the steps of the city’s art museum — the same steps Rocky Balboa […]
A fire truck caught fire inside a historic Philadelphia firehouse on Friday. CBS in Philadelphia tweeted this shot of the blaze: #BREAKING: Crews are battling a fire that started at a historic firehouse in Center City. http://t.co/9WsdLnTS2B pic.twitter.com/q6oJwRxEz6 — CBS Philly (@CBSPhilly) September 27, 2013 It’s unclear how the fire […]
A US Airways plane that landed in Philadelphia this afternoon after an unfounded threat was made has been searched by police, according to NBC Philadelphia. After landing, the plane was reportedly taken to a remote area and inspected by bomb-sniffing dogs, and passengers and luggage were screened. Police told NBC […]
It's not too late to plan an awesome trip.
The "crack baby" myth debunked.
According to Zagat.
He was found in a pick-up truck with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Cutting nearly 4,000 employees would turn schools into "glorified day-care centres."
Part of the "Doomsday Budget."
I ate my way through the City of Brotherly Love.
Eight to 10 people may be trapped.
Summer is finally here.
$100 shoes vs. $5 cheesesteaks.
I'm going to get a lot of hate mail.
SideCar is pretty sweet.
I can breathe!
Call me crazy?
And totally disturbing.
"What's taboo in the US is tackling poverty and inequality."
A Clinic worker says she watched him "snip" babies' spines.
[credit provider=”Laura Goldman/Naed Philadelphia” url=”http://www.businessinsider.com.au/occupy-philly-showdown-near-2011-10″] A judge made an unusual move after a jury acquitted a dozen Occupy Philadelphia protesters of trespassing Tuesday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.Judge Nina N. Wright Padilla stepped off the bench and asked all the defendants if she could shake their hands. She called them the […]
[credit provider=”U.S. Census Brueau”] If one thing is made clear by the latest Census report on the geographic concentration of high-income households, it’s this:Wealthy people love living on the water’s edge.
[credit provider=”CBS Philly” url=”http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/01/31/philadelphia-traffic-court-judges-other-employees-to-be-indicted/”] Federal prosecutors indicted nine current and former Philadelphia traffic court judges on Thursday for allegedly reducing and getting rid of traffic tickets for local politicians.The judges are accused of fixing tickets for politicians and affiliiates of Philly’s Democratic committee for favours like free seafood and car […]
[credit provider=”Subway” url=”subway.com”] A Subway sandwich artist in Florida was fired for threatening a customer who wanted ketchup on his Philly cheesesteak, according to WFTV.When Luis Martinez ordered the condiment, Lawrence Ordone told local station WFTV that he was perplexed.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://wikitravel.org/en/File:Transantarctic_mountain_hg.jpg”] Between the Olympics, movies filmed in exotic locations, and the explosion of K-pop, some destinations have been in the spotlight in recent months.We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2013.
[credit provider=”Melissa Stanger//Business Insider”] Philadelphia is not just a historical stopover anymore. It’s a growing hub for startups, an emerging culinary centre, and a great place to open a business.Click here to go straight to the businesses >
[credit provider=”Flickr/Nataraj Metz” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/natarajam/4061801408/”] Back in 1984, when Philadelphia was rife with crime and the city was covered in graffiti, Philadelphia’s then-mayor, Wilson Goode, decided that it was time to make a change.So he teamed up with some artists and instituted the Mural Arts Program, a program that encourages aspiring […]
He might rule on the country’s biggest issues, but not even Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is safe from the dreaded parking gods.
On Sunday afternoon, a 10-year-old boy in West Philadelphia allegedly stole a van after its owner left the keys in while unloading furniture. The joy ride was a brief one: The boy made it less than a block before crashing into five parked cars, NBC News reported.
[credit provider=”Flickr/cell105″ url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/cell105/118244932/”] If you are one of the millions of Americans who haven’t made use of their vacation days yet this year, it might be because of your zip code.Inspirato, a members-only leisure vacation club, conducted an online survey within the U.S. to determine if where you live impacts […]
[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=Linda%20Weston&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1345573626&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=f736c676269e42a2b2f50ac360174d06&dbm=PY2011&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] A woman is claiming the city of Philadelphia’s care workers failed to protect her from a life of forced prostitution, physical abuse, and 10 years spent living in a cupboard.Beatrice Weston, 20, alleges in her lawsuit that Philadelphia didn’t properly train its care workers, who placed […]
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/7639685800″] Charlie O’Hay spends every afternoon talking to and taking pictures of the homeless in Philadelphia.The Philadelphia man is not a professional photographer. His main interest instead is to portray homelessness in all its stark diversity.
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/5425889422/in/set-72157625750612325/”] Every day at noon, Charlie O’Hay orders a cheeseburger and writes poetry at Little Pete’s Restaurant in Philadelphia. After eating, he walks downtown to interview and take pictures of homeless people. See O’Hay’s portraits here > “I’ll ask them, ‘How’s life? Are the cops hassling […]
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter — the top elected official in a heavily Democratic city where up to 43 per cent of voters may lack a valid form of state-issued identification — is taking the potential impact of Pennsylvania’s controversial voter ID law on Philly voters “very, very seriously.”
[credit provider=”AP”] Earlier we reported on the ugly numbers behind the Philly Fed manufacturing report.We’ve plucked out some charts to show how weak things were in some key categories of the economy.
[credit provider=”Hunger Coalition” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYITItREAxI&feature=player_embedded”] For the next few days, Philly lawmakers and residents will be scraping by on just $5 per day as part of the Greater Philadelphia Food Stamp Challenge.That’s the average amount welfare recipients receive in the state ($35/week). The movement was sparked in response to a proposal […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Philadelphia_skyline_sunset.jpg”] UPDATE:Manufacturing in the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. showed less strength in April, new data out of the Philadelphia Federal Reserve shows.
[credit provider=”Aly Weisman/Business Insider”] When Richard Branson launches Virgin America airline service to a new destination, it is no mundane affair.On Wednesday, we traveled to Philadelphia International Airport to watch Branson kick off his latest cross-country flight service from Los Angeles and San Francisco to PHL.
[credit provider=”John Salvino via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsalvino/4855499270/”] UPDATE:A solid report.
[credit provider=”novaloca.com”] One side effect of downsizing at most newspapers: a surplus of office space. That may be a cold blooded way of seeing the empty desks that haunt newsrooms and advertising departments, but in an era where newspapers get bought largely for the value of their underlying real estate, the […]
[credit provider=”Video”] On her Philadelphia City Council web page, the Honorable Marion B. Tasco is touted “as one of Philadelphia’s most influential, politically savvy, and pro-active public officials,” in the city and over the next few days Tasco could be proving that claim correct.Catherine Lucy and Chris Brennan of the Philadelphia […]
[credit provider=”NeedToAwaken via flickr” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=PPcqKW4Kqow”] Retired police officer Captain Ray Lewis was released from NYPD custody Friday night and is planning on rejoining Occupy protestors Saturday, according to his Twitter account. Lewis retired from the Philadelphia Police Department in 2004. The New York Observer reports that he was charged with […]
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor bowed out of his speech on income inequality today after learning that Occupy Philadelphia protesters planned to storm the University of Pennsylvania campus where he was scheduled to speak.
[credit provider=”Laura Goldman”] I stopped by the Occupy Philadelphia protests in Dilworth Plaza, next to City Hall and across from the Ritz Carlton Hotel.The more than 600 protesters at 11 a.m. were sharing space with the homeless people that typically stay there. They were demonstrating against Congress, bank bailouts, the […]
The Eagles’ Ronnie Brown was stopped on a rush at the goal-line, and instead of just taking the hit, he decided to throw the ball as he was being brought down. He fumbled, and the 49ers recovered.
Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia delivered an impassioned plea to the African-American community earlier this week, from the pulpit of Mount Carmel Baptist Church, his own congregation. In televised remarks, Nutter for the first time cited the recent “flash mob” attacks in the city as a specifically black phenomenon, and […]
[credit provider=”AP”] Philadelphia’s mayor has announced that a curfew for minors will go into effect this weekend, in an effort to prevent “flash mobs” from forming, the State Column reports.Residents younger than 13 will have to be home by 10 p.m., while those under 18 can be out until midnight. […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Louis_Williams_76ers_vs_Wizards.jpg”] A group of New York-based investors, headed by the Apollo Group’s Josh Harris, has wrapped up a deal to buy the Philadelphia 76ers.The sale price is estimated at $295 million, according to Forbes’ Mike Ozanian. It just needs the approval of the league office to become […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jrue_Holliday_76ers_vs_Wizards.jpg”] It was almost 10 years ago that Allen Iverson provided the last memorable moment in Philadelphia 76ers history.He’d shocked the L.A. Lakers with a three-pointer in overtime, and then emphatically stepped over a defeated Tyronn Lue on his way back down the floor.
[credit provider=”AP”] State budget cuts will force Philadelphia’s schools to lay off 3,820 employees – including 12% of the district’s teacher – to close a gaping budget shortfall next year, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The Philadelphia School District – which has about 155,000 students – faces a $292 million loss […]
[credit provider=”hilton.com” url=”http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=PHLATHX”] An English woman undergoing treatment for “butt implants” in a southwest Philadelphia hotel room died in a local hospital following the incident, reports NBC Philadelphia.In fact, “several women from England” have recently made the trip to Philadelphia for the procedure, according to court documents.
[credit provider=”NBC”] The crew at Lincoln Financial Field had a little fun with Governor Ed Rendell tonight, who showed off his manhood by braving the cold to cheer for his Eagles at the Tuesday Night Football game.Workers filled his extra seat with snow shoveled out of the stadium’s aisles as […]
Are you having a mental block? Maybe it’s not you, it’s the city you’re in.
We told you billionaires have been bidding for bankrupt Philadephia newspapers since the early dawn. Well, it’s all over and a committee of senior lenders won the auction.They purchased Philadelphia Newspapers LLC for $135 million and now own The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com.
When our economy went into the toilet, President Obama made haste and signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, making $787 billion available to boost the economy of our embattled nation. Philadelphia got $1 billion to invest with – a handsome sum that could do some real good for a […]