The Best of Philadelphia!

Philadelphia is known for its arts and culture. The cheesesteak and soft pretzel are emblematic of Philadelphia cuisine, which is shaped by the city's ethnic mix. The city has more outdoor sculptures and murals than any other American city, and Philadelphia's Fairmount Park is the largest landscaped urban park in the world. Gentrification of Philadelphia's neighborhoods continues into the 21st century and the city has reversed its decades-long trend of population loss.

Happening Now

'We just think she went with the wrong person.' Nicole Murray's family puzzled by her Poconos death

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:14:06 GMT

Nicole Murray, 24, of Northeast Philadelphia, was last seen in Kensington in late December 2017. Her body was found on Friday near a vacant trailer in rural Tunkhannock, Pa., about 30 miles northwest of Wilkes-Barre. Authorities are calling her death suspicious.

For Marc Zumoff, the 76ers' ups and downs don't matter

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:52:52 GMT

Those years when ratings, spirits and victory totals were low, people tended to feel sorry for Zumoff. At the gym, he'd be asked how he could tolerate such suffering - trying to enliven 82 broadcasts for 76ers teams that, with a mostly unappealing cast of characters, won 18, 19, 10 games.

Catholic schools have fewer nuns as teachers than they used to

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:40:33 GMT

"We love our ministry, and we wish there were more women coming to join us," said Sister Mary McNulty, the principal of St. Francis de Sales School in West Philadelphia.

Are witches and their descendants offended when politicians use the term 'witch hunt'?

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:24:39 +0000

With history in mind, we got to wondering what living, breathing self-identified witches – and their descendants – think about the phrase being thrown around by politicians.

No, Pennsylvania students won't have to pass a citizenship test to graduate

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:31:26 +0000

Pennsylvania students will soon have to take a new test that measures their basic understanding of American government. But failing it won't affect a student's academic standing, at least according to the language of the bill.

Could a Philly Republican soon become key player in Trump's Amazon beef?

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:15:20 +0000

During the Presidential campaign, Calvin Tucker was not only Pennsylvania’s lone African-American voting delegate at the Republican National Convention, but was dubbed “Donald Trump’s man in Philadelphia” by Politico.

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