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Happy cooks, Happy New Year

"The holidays are early this year!" This has been the cry all over town as Jews prepare to usher in Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, at sundown Sept. 6. Since the holidays begin...

Scenes from South Philly

Starstruck South Philadelphians might want to keep their eyes open for movie sets and celebrity sightings over the next couple months. With two films, Jersey Girl and The Shore, and parts of the...

Recycling site could be dumped

Philadelphia's Partnership Recycling drop-off center on 12th Street in the parking lot just south of Wharton Street is scheduled to close. The first-Saturday-of-the-month event ceased operations this month and will not accept any recyclables...

To Infiniti (and beyond)

Nissan is the comeback kid, revived after what many describe as a "near-death experience." Led by Brazilian-born Carlos Ghosn, who joined the company in 1999, Nissan went through a round of layoffs, plant...

Little Pete’s

Nearly five years ago, I wrote a column about my favorite places to lunch while shopping on Black Friday. I mentioned Little Pete's at 19th and Chestnut streets because the restaurant offers one of...

From foul to fresh

Maybe old merchants can be taught new tricks. During a trip to the Ninth Street Market on Tuesday, it appeared that all the vendors were complying with the new regulations designed to make the...

Negative developments

I've never been a fan of Robin Williams the comedian. He was always a little too much for me. Whenever he's on a talk show, he seems just a tad too eager to please....

They’re outta here

Patients may have to muster a little patience of their own this week because the doctor is not in. And he or she won't be until Monday. The mass exodus of South Philly...

Home is where the Art is

Many large cities in the United States are described as groups of neighborhoods joined together, as in a series of small towns. Philadelphia could be the case study for that brand of sociological factoid;...

New digs on the block

South Philadelphia still encompassed swamp and farm land the last time a developer proposed constructing a residential community as big as the one destined for the Navy's old Capehart Housing property. Last week,...
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