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Up on the Roof: East Passyunk Fashion Show

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South Philly Offers Fringe Festival Fun

by Victor Cappelletti The FringeArts Festival, which has always prided itself on exploring the bonds between creative pioneers and their patrons, is marking its 20th season with dozens of daring productions, including 17 South Philly-based works, including Say NoS, our poison and Birdie’s Pit Stop. Tonight through Saturday, the Jed Williams Gallery, 615 Bainbridge Street, […]

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Getting Buzzed at Bartram’s Garden: Philly’s Bees and Their Honey Show off Their Stuff

by Cassie Hepler In case you didn’t know already, there is a 45-acre garden and waterfront oasis in Southwest Philly just waiting for you to buzz on over, especially this coming weekend at 54th Street & Lindbergh Boulevard. So why not make like a bee? “Bartram’s Garden is a National Historic Landmark, operated by the […]

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RIM Café Makes French Chocolate Dreams Come True

by Cassie Hepler Business dreams can come true. Especially if you have lots of them. René Kobeitri came to Philadelphia in July 2005 from Nice, France, where the French Riviera sprawls beautifully. “Everything changed in my life,” he said. “I fell in love with America. I met an American lady in Paris, for two days. […]

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20 Years Later, Sports Arena Still the ‘Center’ of Attention

by Eldon Graham In August 1996, Bill Clinton was President, Ed Rendell was Mayor of Philadelphia, and cellphones were primarily used for calling people. And people had a new place to see concerts, sporting events and other entertainment in South Philadelphia. Since opening its doors, the building first known as the CoreStates Center, now called […]

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Showing Our Servants in Blue Who Cares

by Eldon Graham All across the city, Philadelphians have strong beliefs and they follow them to the end, no matter where that may take them. South Philadelphia residents took that to heart Monday evening, and it took them on a march to City Hall and to the Frank Rizzo statue across the street. The march […]

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John’s Roast Pork Wants Your Bone Marrow!

by Cassie Hepler Everyone in the city knows John Bucci, Jr. Maybe not personally, but you’ve at least tried his delicious pork sandwiches in South Philly on Snyder Avenue. Well, there was a point in time where the company might have needed a new name when Bucci came down with a potentially fatal diagnosis of […]

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9th Street Eyes A Bid

by Maria Merlino Some 9th Street business folks are bidding to have a BID, a Business Improvement District. They believe by spending a little money to spruce up the street, its businesses will prosper. Is everyone on board? Not really. Some merchants are culturally wary of bureaucracy, while others are ready to retire without taking […]

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How Delegates Experienced the DNC

by Eldon Graham Electricity filled the air as delegates, reporters, out-of-town visitors, celebrities and politicians packed inside the Wells Fargo Center for the Democratic National Convention, where Philadelphia played host to its 48th incarnation. On the first day, no one could deny the amount of enthusiasm inside the building. The noise on the convention floor […]

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This South Philly Film Is No Turkey

by Maria Merlino For two glamorous days, the 1900 block of Jessup Street was transformed into a Hollywood set that was pure South Philadelphia. Turkey’s Done is a short comedic film that tells the story of Peaches Brocco, played by Upper Darby native and SNL alum Cheri Oteri. Brocco discovers that being loyal to her […]

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