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Government shutdown: How federal workers in Philly can get help, from food to finances

With no end to the impasse in sight, organizations and businesses are offering aid to the 45,000 federal workers in the Philadelphia area.

Women’s March on Philadelphia: Street closures, SEPTA, parking, and what else to know

Are you planning on joining in the annual Women's March on Philadelphia? Here's what to know about getting there.

Skyline to SEPTA: What the '10-year challenge' looks like in Philly

From the skyline to how we pay for SEPTA, here are a few photos illustrating how much Philly has changed in about a decade.

Eagles-Saints playoff game: A bandwagoner’s guide

If you're just tuning in for the season, here are the very, very basics on what you need to know before watching the Eagles-Saints.

‘Doink doink’: Philly celebrates blocked field goal with billboards, shirts, lights

Cody Parkey’s last-second field-goal attempt bounced off the upright and then the crossbar, gifting Philadelphia its latest rallying cry.

Beginning of the bets? An Eagles-Bears Twitter war starts, involving a T. rex

For the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and a dinosaur from Chicago, there’s reputation on the line.

What is the ‘Bird Box’ challenge? Don’t end up in the hospital because of it, warns Netflix.

The first week of the new year isn’t even over, and already there’s a viral challenge.

Strange incidents from the early days of the Mummers Parade

Odd news from the parade's earliest days includes tales of marriages, scores of lost children, and stolen hair.

Who started the Mummers Parade?

John H. Baizley's Inquirer obituary describes him as the “Mummers Parade originator” and “father of Philadelphia’s unique New Year’s festival.”

Man found dead at scene of Southwest Philly rowhouse fire

Crews responded to the heavy fire coming from the second floor of a two-story rowhouse.