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Councilmember Johnson: CSX indicated 25th street viaduct restoration project “is dead”

During a February meeting with city officials, CSX indicated that its project to restore the elevated railroad viaduct above 25th Street “is dead,” according to Philadelphia City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson. “It is outrageous for CSX...

Beware the Bulldog: South Philly’s Benny Sinakin returns to the ring

Benny Sinakin’s boxing bloodlines run deep.   A third-generation fighter, Sinakin draws inspiration from family members who laced up their gloves and spent seemingly eternity in stuffy gymnasiums, hammering away at their craft of delivering powerful...

A great space for great art

The seventh floor of the Box Building’s hallways were filled with colorful paintings on each wall, displaying creativity and power. Studio Incamminati School for Contemporary Realist Art held its first official exhibition on March 24...

Memorial project will transform park

Weccacoe Playground can be considered its own hidden gem in the shadows of the beautiful rows of brick houses on Catharine Street in Queen Village. Even more so, what lies beneath the recreation center, tennis...

No-frills weddings set for April 10

Who needs a big wedding anyway? The mental and financial strains of planning a wedding for hundreds of people during a pandemic has understandably become too much for many Philadelphia residents.  On April 10, a few...

SOSNA hosts Spring Clean-up on Christian Street

The South of South Neighborhood Association is looking for volunteers to help with a spring clean-up along Christian Street from Broad Street through Grays Ferry on April 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interested...

Multilingual and multitalented

Robi Hager has traveled a long way — both literally and metaphorically — to share his music on the big stage. His real-life journey began in Mexico City before moving to New York at the...

South Philly’s first city-run vaccination clinic is now open

The City of Philadelphia opened its first city-run vaccination clinic Wednesday morning at Grand Yesha Ballroom in Point Breeze, targeting an area of the city disproportionately composed of ethnic minorities who are less likely...

Children’s Playhouse accepting preschool applicants

Immediate, tuition-free openings are available in child-care and preschool programs for children up to 5 years old at the fully-accredited Children’s Playhouse, Whitman Early Learning Center, located at 2501 S. Marshall Street. There is a...

10 years of iconic images

Ten years of photographing iconic images on Philadelphia streets has created quite the portfolio for Conrad Benner. So when he needed to narrow down a decade’s worth of work and choose his favorites for a...
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