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St. Thomas Aquinas Church to be considered for city’s historical designation

The city’s Committee on Historic Designation approved recommendation for the St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Rectory, 1616 S. 17th St., to be potentially included on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, an inventory encompassing...

St. John’s Baptist Church’s Good Friday service welcomes all

On Friday evening, April 19, at 8 p.m., St. John's Baptist Church will be conducting a Tenebrae Service in its main sanctuary.   The word "tenebrae" comes from a Latin word meaning "darkness," and this...

Free Library of Philadelphia testifies 2020 budget to City Council

The Free Library of Philadelphia testified in front of City Council this week to request funding for its 2020 fiscal year budget. In response to months of advocacy from the Friends of the Free...

DRWC continues community engagement about  Washington Avenue Connector project

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation continued public meetings with the Pennsport and Queen Village communities this week to discuss updates to the Washington Avenue Connector project, a major plan to revamp Washington Avenue from...

Our Lady of Hope plants pinwheels at Epiphany Church in honor of National Child...

Swirling in the wind, a sea of glistening blue and silver pinwheels have graced the gardens of Epiphany of Our Lord Church at 11th and Jackson streets. But the site serves as more than a...

South Philly anti-violence hero passes away from cancer at age 58

When a young man was shot and killed in Grays Ferry more than a decade, local resident Ella Pridgen-Best was crestfallen by growing violence in her community. Feeling helpless but hopeful, the mother and...

East Passyunk Easter Egg Hunt set for tomorrow

Hop on down to East Passyunk Avenue for a day of ‘egg-citing’ Easter festivities! Tomorrow, East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID) presents the Annual East Passyunk Easter Egg Hunt from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn of the...

Johnson and Vidas highlight policy positions in Center City debate

Candidates for Philadelphia’s 2nd Councilmanic District primary election Lauren Vidas and incumbent Kenyatta Johnson took to the Tenth Presbyerian Church on Spruce Street in Center City Wednesday evening for a debate hosted by the...

Why neighbors are worried a parking garage entrance could be bad for the Italian...

The Civic Design Review last week voted to delay the decision on its approval of a development at the southeast corner of 9th and Washington in the Italian Market neighborhood of South Philly. The...

City’s health department warns of potential Hepatitis A exposure from a food emlpoyee at...

Philadelphia's Department of Public Health recently confirmed that a person who works at the Acme Market, located at 1400 E. Passyunk Ave., has acute Hepatitis A. The store is aware of the situation and...
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