Meet two advocates leading the charge for more funding for the Philly Free Library system

“I can’t sit there and know when something is going on, and just not do nothing,” said Betty Beaufort, a fiesty crimson-haired grandmother who has been on the front lines advocating for the Free Library since 2008.

Philly’s growth streak hits 12 years, and other takeaways from the new census numbers

Philadelphia’s population grew slightly in 2018, the 12th straight year of growth, according to Census Bureau estimates released Thursday.

Philly’s growth streak hits 12 years, and other takeaways from the new census numbers

Philadelphia’s population grew slightly in 2018, the 12th straight year of growth, according to Census Bureau estimates released Thursday.

Former Philly Mayor John Street’s criticism of Mayor Jim Kenney fueled by canceled city contract

Kenney says he was surprised at the animus Street showed last week while endorsing a primary rival, State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams.

Former Philly Mayor John Street’s criticism of Mayor Jim Kenney fueled by canceled city contract

Kenney says he was surprised at the animus Street showed last week while endorsing a primary rival, State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams.
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Why some Philadelphia neighborhoods are paying for their own park improvements | Inga Saffron

Although the sugary-drinks tax is generating more money for parks, Philadelphia neighborhoods are turning to private fund-raising to pay for new park furniture and special amenities.
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Why some Philadelphia neighborhoods are paying for their own park improvements | Inga Saffron

Although the sugary-drinks tax is generating more money for parks, Philadelphia neighborhoods are turning to private fund-raising to pay for new park furniture and special amenities.
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Sherrie Cohen drops bid for Council to ‘heal LGBTQ community’

Cohen was first to run for City Council in Philadelphia as an openly gay person. She dropped her third campaign for Council Wednesday.

Teens charged in JROTC hazing with hot iron at Burlco motel

Victim said he was told violent hazing was a 'tradition.'

Teen who killed Boys’ Latin student on South St. claims self-defense; prosecutor says, ‘Nonsense’

Jurors will begin deliberations Thursday to determine if the shooting was murder or self-defense.

Philadelphia ‘marijuana doctor’ suspended for ‘problematic pattern of cannabis use’

Matthew Roman practices in Old City. He has an active presence on YouTube and recently filed suit against the federal government.

Pa. inspector general to review state’s handling of Grace Packer case

The Pennsylvania Inspector General’s office is investigating the state Department of Human Services' role in ensuring the safety of children who are suspected of being abused — and whether employees at the department failed to detect problems in the handling of Grace’s case.

Atlantic City Rail Line to restart two weeks early with enhanced service

Enhanced service on the A.C. to Philly service will resume May 12, two weeks earlier than previously announced (but four months later than initially projected).

Their father spent 40 years turning vacant lots into a garden. Then they were sold at sheriff's sale.

Now, pro bono legal advocates are arguing that the city and its tax collector never posted notice on the property as required by law.

Danger, beauty, and grief at the end of a popular hiking trail in Jim Thorpe

The Pa. Game Commission plans to close the Glen Onoko Falls trail by May 1.

Driver runs down pedestrians in North Philly

The attack occurred just after 3:45 p.m. at 16th Street and Lehigh Avenue.

Meet Philly’s random actors of niceness

Christian Crosby and Ashley Kane are making kindness cool with a booming social media platform and an apparel line supported by the Sixers Innovation Lab.

Philly’s 2020 assessments are out. Here’s how to calculate your new tax bill.

Is the city changing your property assessment for 2020? Find out what that means for your future tax payments.

Man found slain in Southwest Philly

The body was found in the 6200 block of Chelwynde Avenue.

Rutgers faculty union announces a tentative deal with university on labor pact

The university and faculty have been negotiating for about a year.

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Trump says Russia probe ‘con job,’ as fuller report looms

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