17 memorable stories from my 17 years living in Philly
I may be moving to the Burbs, but this column isn’t about me. It’s about why I love Philadelphia so much that I may be shedding a tear right now as you read this.
'Nightmarish number of huge spiders' are scaring SEPTA commuters at one train station
A disconcerting number of spiders are inhabiting one of the train stations along SEPTA's Market-Frankford Line. A SEPTA spokesperson said the transportation authority is aware of "the issue" at the Spring Garden Station and he added that SEPTA is taking steps to remedy the problem.
Heat index of 100 degrees (and beyond) seen for Thursday and Friday
With a heat index expected to soar near 100 degrees on Thursday, the National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning.
Boy lost leg in Frankford freight train accident, police say
A 13-year-old boy severed his right leg Wednesday after he tried to jump on a moving CSX train in Philadelphia and missed, according to police.
Amid gentrification fear, approvals bring 33 new affordable homes to Point Breeze
The Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) approved plans for 33 new affordable apartments and townhomes to be built in a vacant Point Breeze lot.
Pennsylvania lawmaker accuses Democratic colleague of calling him 'racist bigot'
A Republican Pennsylvania state representative claims his Democratic colleague threw papers at him and launched into a "verbal tirade" at the capitol last month.
Jeff Sessions will talk sanctuary cities in Philadelphia and protesters will be ready
Attorney General Jeff Sessions will visit Philadelphia on Friday to meet with federal, state and local law enforcement members.
Woman, 65, allegedly steals taxi and picks up own passengers
The woman was arrested Thursday after a "bizarre" chain of events led police to find her in an allegedly stolen taxi cab with a 23-year-old woman and her baby in the backseat a half an hour after the rightful driver called authorities, CBSPhilly reported.
Reports: Philly police search DiNardo family farm in Bucks County
Philadelphia police and a K-9 unit were seen searching the Bucks County property of Cosmo DiNardo's family, according to FOX29.
Elon Musk: NY-Philly-DC-Baltimore Hyperloop approved by government
Tesla Inc. and SpaceX founder Elon Musk dropped a bombshell announcement Thursday morning, tweeting that he has received "verbal government approval" to construct a hyperloop transit system that would connect New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Baltimore at incredible speeds.
Drexel: The number of Philly houses for sale has reached a new low
In a new report from Drexel University’s Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, new stats about Philadelphia’s housing market point to the ongoing consensus that it’s accelerating at an unsustainable pace.