Massive Chestnut Street fire was ‘incendiary,’ ATF says

A fire that tore through two five-story apartment buildings and several bars near Third and Chestnut streets was intentionally set, officials said.

Spike in robberies near La Salle University has students worried, administrators scrambling

At least six robberies have happened on the edge of campus since Jan. 1, five more than in the previous two years combined. Students say they are scared to walk even in broad daylight.

Spike in robberies near La Salle University has students worried, administrators scrambling

At least six robberies have happened on the edge of campus since Jan. 1, five more than in the previous two years combined. Students say they are scared to walk even in broad daylight.

Center City streets closed Sunday for helicopter lift, SEPTA service affected

The intermittent closures will affect both motor vehicles and pedestrians.

Center City streets closed Sunday for helicopter lift, SEPTA service affected

The intermittent closures will affect both motor vehicles and pedestrians.

From pretzel vending machine to old-school signs, meet former Drexel students building 'cool stuff’

Oat Foundry specializes in building old-school split-flap boards. The 6-year-old company, however, is not pinning its hopes on those, learning early on that the ability to pivot is essential to start-ups.

From pretzel vending machine to old-school signs, meet former Drexel students building 'cool stuff’

Oat Foundry specializes in building old-school split-flap boards. The 6-year-old company, however, is not pinning its hopes on those, learning early on that the ability to pivot is essential to start-ups.
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Water main break closes section of Ridge Avenue

It is not yet known how long the street will remain closed while repair work is underway.

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The 24-hour diner is dead. Long live the 24-hour diner. | Mike Newall

A late-night diner is where secrets are kept, where waitresses call each other family, and where lives are built.

Amazon warns it may rethink plans to open a Philly store if the city bans cashless retailers

Proponents of the bill, which passed City Council and was sent to Mayor Jim Kenney, say cashless stores effectively discriminate against poor consumers who do not have access to credit or bank accounts.

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Mike Stack is back and aiming for Philadelphia City Council | Clout

Former Pa. Lt. Gov. Mike Stack III is not the retiring type. He's gearing up to run for Philadelphia City Council after voters ousted him from his statewide post in the 2018 Democratic primary.

There’s a lot youse don’t know about the Philly accent. Just ask these experts.

There’s no saying exactly what Philadelphians will sound like in the future. But here’s some of what researchers can tell us about the way we communicate, ranging from the city's American Sign Language to Puerto Rican communities.

Penn Libraries and venerable Philadelphia Athenaeum form bookish alliance

University researchers and Athenaeum members will be able to access each other's catalogs seamlessly in what could be a model for urban universities and neighboring independent libraries, archives, and museums.

Ex-Starbucks CEO on Philly arrests: Manager said she likely wouldn't have called cops if men were white

Howard Schultz's remarks in response to the woman who shared the viral video came the day after he said 'I honestly don't see color' when asked about the Philly incident at a separate event.

An Italian Market romance: 'She tried to poison me with that meal'

South Philly’s marketplace is the backdrop for Mariella and Lee’s love story.

Zoo Keys are coming back to the Philly Zoo this spring

Coming to the Philadelphia Zoo this spring: a colorful key menagerie and enough nostalgia to fill Noah’s ark.

EPA says it has a plan to address PFAS in drinking water — and will announce it in Philly tomorrow

The EPA will travel to Philadelphia and announce plans to regulate how much PFAS can be in drinking water. The chemicals, used in firefighting foams on military bases, have affected drinking water nationwide.

The overnight shift at Philly's 24-hour diners

Even as some Philadelphia diners are cutting back their hours, several continue to operate around the clock.

Man struck and killed by Broad Street Line train

The man was hit by a southbound Broad Street Line train shortly before 8 a.m.

‘Like a police car sitting on the corner’: Governments turning to external tip lines to deter and stop wrongdoing

Trappe Borough in Montgomery County, Pa., is part of a small and growing group nationwide: One in 10 local governments offers employees and residents an external, anonymous hotline for reporting wrongdoing.

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