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Cardella: The Cabbie

The sun was still hot in the early July evening. Too hot to wait for a bus, so we hailed a cab to take us to our swim club. The cabbie paid a little...

I want to go home. I want my brother

I see Adam, a 10-year-old stranger, in a random apartment building on the Parkway. His head rests in his hands, his feet shake, and his voice whimpers. As an unsettling bombardment of fireworks and...

Letter to the Editor: Great to see Capitolo Playground improvements

Many thanks and high fives to the nonprofit organization Philadelphia Union Foundation for investing $1 million in South Philly’s Capitolo Playground as reported by Mark Zimmaro (“Upgrades unveiled at Capitolo,” July 19). The needed improvements,...

Letter to the Editor: Guided tour

Come to Philadelphia, where the odds are very high you’ll get mugged, robbed, carjacked and shot. Mayor Kenney and DA Krasner, the two frauds, will give you a tour. - Max H. Manley

Letter to the Editor: Great column on the Melrose

Tom Cardella’s column regarding the closing of the Melrose Diner was a beautiful and nostalgic tribute to the South Philly landmark. Thanks, Tom. - Joseph Lala

Letter to the Editor: Looking forward to the car show/festival

As a lifelong resident of the East Passyunk Avenue neighborhood, I was delighted to read Joe DiProsperos’ report on a special event coming up soon (“Car Show and Street Festival returning to East Passyunk...

Letter to the Editor: Start treating drivers properly

The recent Washington Ave. story as well as a recent AP one about traffic deaths and the federal infrastructure law really missed the mark. PennDOT has said that the past decade has been the...

Cardella: The Melrose

The news leaked out. The Melrose Diner is going to be demolished. These days, the end of another diner is normally not big news. And for a lot of us, the Melrose Diner died...

Cardella: The Mayor’s Gaffe

To fully understand Mayor Jim Kenney’s remarks after the July 4 shooting on the Parkway, we need to first check out a couple of definitions. Kenney committed a “gaffe.” A gaffe can be defined...

Cardella: The Great Ice Cream Contest

It’s summer. Time for ice cream. Is there any dessert more popular than ice cream? It’s the one treat I could never eliminate from my diet. My love affair with ice cream started over 70...
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