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Philly.com
La Salle great Kareem Townes, former inmate: Big Five Hall of Famer?the former La Salle guard, who averaged 23.8 points a game in his three seasons
Philly.com / Posted 10 hours ago
the former La Salle guard, who averaged 23.8 points a game in his three seasons (1992-95) following a legendary career at South Philadelphia High. “They can hold it against me forever if they want. The thing is, I didn’t get in trouble while I was... Read more
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Philly.com
What's behind that boy you see in South Philly windowsall, “This home resists.” It anchors a “community resistance zone” that Juntos
Philly.com / Posted 10 hours ago
all, “This home resists.” It anchors a “community resistance zone” that Juntos has launched across a large swath of South Philadelphia. One side of the poster shows a young Latin boy standing in front of a brick rowhouse, his hand raised as... Read more
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Philly.com
Early Black Friday shoppers scored big bargainsregion on Thanksgiving alone gave every indication that those projections were
Philly.com / Posted 15 hours ago
region on Thanksgiving alone gave every indication that those projections were on the money. From Bucks County, to South Philadelphia, to Blackwood, N.J., the foot and vehicular traffic was robust at big-box retailers such as Target, Best... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Harford County police blotterPerrywood Court was vandalized Monday. Aberdeen Police reports: A license pla
Baltimore Sun / Posted 19 hours ago
Perrywood Court was vandalized Monday. Aberdeen Police reports: A license plate was stolen Tuesday from the 1100 block of South Philadelphia Boulevard. Thefts were reported Tuesday at Aberdeen Middle School and in the 1000 blcok of Beards Hill... Read more
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The Morning Call
Booting blitz: Philadelphia booting cars for tickets issued 20 years ago on owners' old vehiclesoutside the violation office. Recently, the 52-year-old fuel deliverer for an
The Morning Call / Posted 20 hours ago
outside the violation office. Recently, the 52-year-old fuel deliverer for an oil company was surprised to walk out of his South Philadelphia rowhouse to find his F-250 pickup booted. He called the agency, sure it was a mistake, but was told the... Read more
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Philly.com
70 high-end townhouses planned for Manayunk's long-vacant Venice Islandfor decades. While developers have been snatching up the last pieces of builda
Philly.com / Posted 20 hours ago
for decades. While developers have been snatching up the last pieces of buildable land in neighborhoods stretching from South Philadelphia to Fishtown in recent years, few beyond Neducsin have paid much attention to Manayunk. Until... Read more
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Philly.com
Philly's Thanksgiving parade just another day at the office for these folksThanksgiving and his birthday, which was Wednesday. “They’ve got a little birt
Philly.com / Posted yesterday
Thanksgiving and his birthday, which was Wednesday. “They’ve got a little birthday cake just for me,” he said. Gall, from South Philadelphia, wasn’t planning to see family. “I’ll probably go home and chill,” he said. There was football to watch... Read more
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Philly.com
Renovated Free Library branches aim to get more people in the doorthose still like to physically scour the stacks for information? Reardon says t
Philly.com / Posted 2 days ago
those still like to physically scour the stacks for information? Reardon says the early numbers are encouraging. After the South Philadelphia branch reopened last year in a new combination health-and-rec center on South Broad Street, it quadrupled... Read more
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Philly.com
Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree's journey to Villanova had twists and turnspart of a team before he even began playing organized basketball, eventually la
Philly.com / Posted 2 days ago
part of a team before he even began playing organized basketball, eventually landing at powerhouse Neumann-Goretti High in South Philadelphia. Team Cosby-Roundtree just played for higher stakes. Mom didn’t make a big deal of the fact she’d struck... Read more
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Philly.com
Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree's journey to Villanova had twists and turnspart of a team before he even began playing organized basketball, eventually la
Philly.com / Posted 3 days ago
part of a team before he even began playing organized basketball, eventually landing at powerhouse Neumann-Goretti High in South Philadelphia. Team Cosby-Roundtree just played for higher stakes. Mom didn’t make a big deal of the fact she’d struck... Read more
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Daily Mail
Amber Rose is cleared in bitter lawsuit from Wiz Khalifa's mothertwo had in June Wimbush-Polk claimed in court papers, in her initial suit for
Daily Mail / Posted 4 days ago
two had in June Wimbush-Polk claimed in court papers, in her initial suit for defamation and emotional distress, that the South Philadelphia native in June cursed her out and claimed her poor parenting skills led to Lala's passing, according to... Read more
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Philly.com
Joseph G. Procacci, South Philly tomato king, dies at 90Joseph G. Procacci, 90, known as the South Philadelphia tomato king, died Frida
Philly.com / Posted 5 days ago
Joseph G. Procacci, 90, known as the South Philadelphia tomato king, died Friday, Nov. 17, of cancer at a hospice center in Cherry Hill, where he lived. Mr. Procacci’s death was confirmed by his son, J.M. Procacci. “If you’re standing still, you’re... Read more
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Philly.com
South Street police station vandalized, anarchist propaganda found at scenethe station, police said in a news release. Officers were inside of the mini s
Philly.com / Posted 7 days ago
the station, police said in a news release. Officers were inside of the mini station on the 900 block of South Street in South Philadelphia about 11:10 p.m. Thursday when they heard a disturbance outside and went to investigate. They found a... Read more
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Philly.com
128 hours per week: That's how much a minimum-wage earner must work to afford a two-bedroom Philly apartment | Perspectiveof dollars – and benefited higher-income homebuyers. For example, with the abat
Philly.com / Posted 7 days ago
of dollars – and benefited higher-income homebuyers. For example, with the abatement, the owners of a $527,000 house in South Philadelphia pay taxes on just $150,224 of that value, saving them $5,275 a year in property taxes for 10 years.... Read more
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Philly.com
These Philly schoolkids marched against injustice 50 years ago, and police responded with nightsticks. Today, they inspire a new generation10 a.m., though, students were streaming from their schools and heading to the
Philly.com / Posted 7 days ago
10 a.m., though, students were streaming from their schools and heading to the site. At Bok, a vocational high school in South Philadelphia, a student pulled a fire alarm to create a diversion to allow people to walk out; at other places, young... Read more
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TribLIVE
High school scores and schedules: Nov. 16, 2017(11-0) vs. Greenville (9-2) at Slippery Rock University, 7 p.m. Neumann Gorett
TribLIVE / Posted 8 days ago
(11-0) vs. Greenville (9-2) at Slippery Rock University, 7 p.m. Neumann Goretti (10-0) vs. Schuylkill Haven (8-4) at South Philadelphia Supersite, 6 p.m. Williams Valley (12-0) vs. Old Forge (11-1) at Lehighton Area HS, 7 p.m.; Curwensville... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Police blottertheft was reported Sunday in the 300 block of Applesby Lane. Someone was steal
Baltimore Sun / Posted 8 days ago
theft was reported Sunday in the 300 block of Applesby Lane. Someone was stealing Monday from 7-Eleven in the 600 block of South Philadelphia Road. A trailer at a construction site at Route 22 and Roberts Way was broken into over the weekend, a... Read more
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Philly.com
With each man accused of sexual assault, a Catch-22 for victims: empowerment, then agonymade. And it reflects a really poor understanding of how these situations play
Philly.com / Posted 8 days ago
made. And it reflects a really poor understanding of how these situations play out.” Lara Witt, a 29-year-old who lives in South Philadelphia, is the managing editor of the “intersectional feminist” magazine Wear Your Voice. She recently wrote... Read more
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TribLIVE
High school scores, schedules for Nov. 15, 2017(11-0) vs. Greenville (9-2) at Slippery Rock University, 7 p.m. Neumann Gorett
TribLIVE / Posted 9 days ago
(11-0) vs. Greenville (9-2) at Slippery Rock University, 7 p.m. Neumann Goretti (10-0) vs. Schuylkill Haven (8-4) at South Philadelphia Supersite, 6 p.m. Williams Valley (12-0) vs. Old Forge (11-1) at Lehighton Area HS, 7 p.m.; Curwensville... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Towson man faces 82 traffic charges after allegedly leading police on chase from Aberdeen to Edgewoodjust makes everything else worse.” Aberdeen Police were called around 1:40 p.m
Baltimore Sun / Posted 9 days ago
just makes everything else worse.” Aberdeen Police were called around 1:40 p.m. Saturday to Walmart in the 600 block of South Philadelphia Boulevard, where a woman said her ex-boyfriend was in the area, possibly in violation of a protective... Read more
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TribLIVE
High school scores, schedules for Nov. 14, 2017(11-0) vs. Greenville (9-2) at Slippery Rock University, 7 p.m. Neumann Gorett
TribLIVE / Posted 10 days ago
(11-0) vs. Greenville (9-2) at Slippery Rock University, 7 p.m. Neumann Goretti (10-0) vs. Schuylkill Haven (8-4) at South Philadelphia Supersite, 6 p.m. Williams Valley (12-0) vs. Old Forge (11-1) at Lehighton Area HS, 7 p.m.; Curwensville... Read more
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Philly.com
Photographer takes pictures of naked - and beautiful - older womenhas sought out women of a certain age to photograph nude for her “Body of Aware
Philly.com / Posted 10 days ago
has sought out women of a certain age to photograph nude for her “Body of Awareness” project. At her light-filled South Philadelphia studio, she has larger-than-life blow-ups of her photos — never the face, but close-ups of different areas... Read more
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Philly.com
How Instagram turned @Pizza_Gutt into a Philly pizza starto keep a few on hand for late-night eaters. “I never wanted this to be super-
Philly.com / Posted 10 days ago
to keep a few on hand for late-night eaters. “I never wanted this to be super-exclusive,” said Gutter, 29, who lives in South Philadelphia. “I wanted it to be accessible.” At first glance, the business model for Pizza Gutt, which Gutter calls... Read more
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Philly.com
Photographer takes pictures of naked - and beautiful - old womenhas sought out women of a certain age to photograph nude for her “Body of Aware
Philly.com / Posted 10 days ago
has sought out women of a certain age to photograph nude for her “Body of Awareness” project. At her light-filled South Philadelphia studio, she has larger-than-life blow-ups of her photos — never the face, but close-ups of different areas... Read more
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CBS News
Famous faces, demonstrators rally for imprisoned rapper Meek Millrallying say Brinkley showed "extreme bias" during the rapper's case. Democrat
CBS News / Posted 11 days ago
rallying say Brinkley showed "extreme bias" during the rapper's case. Democratic state Representative Jordan Harris of South Philadelphia says the Meek Mill sentencing is systematic of a larger criminal justice issue. "The difference because... Read more
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Philly.com
Bella Vista church saved from demolition; Feibush redevelopment offthe past, preservation battles have put religious memberships in tough spots. T
Philly.com / Posted 11 days ago
the past, preservation battles have put religious memberships in tough spots. The First African Baptist Church in South Philadelphia sold for $2.05 million in 2016, less than the $3.2 million than the church had initially hoped for from a... Read more
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Vail Daily
Obituary: Edward ‘Eddie’ Blender, Jan. 1, 1934, to Oct. 28, 2017resident of the Vail Valley, Eddie was born in Philadelphia and proudly graduat
Vail Daily / Posted 11 days ago
resident of the Vail Valley, Eddie was born in Philadelphia and proudly graduated as valedictorian from the Class of 1951 South Philadelphia High School for Boys. An alumnus of Temple University, he earned a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) in... Read more
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Philly.com
Developer's path to Philadelphia waterfront littered with failed projectsDeveloper Jeffery Kozero wants to remake a swath of South Philadelphia’s Delawa
Philly.com / Posted 11 days ago
Developer Jeffery Kozero wants to remake a swath of South Philadelphia’s Delaware River waterfront into Philadelphia’s version of Miami Beach. Imagine 10 towers — up to 34 stories — overlooking the Delaware in what would be the city’s biggest... Read more
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WFMJ Youngstown
LIVE STREAM: YSU announces six-figure donationshot after lunging at officer Police say a man who lunged at an officer with a
WFMJ Youngstown / Posted 11 days ago
shot after lunging at officer Police say a man who lunged at an officer with a knife was shot and critically wounded in south Philadelphia Police say a man who lunged at an officer with a knife was shot and critically wounded in south... Read more
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Philly.com
Will Krasner and Rhynhart usher in new blood for Philly Democrats?relevant. “There’s a new voting base,” Ron Donatucci, longtime register of wil
Philly.com / Posted 11 days ago
relevant. “There’s a new voting base,” Ron Donatucci, longtime register of wills and leader of the Democratic 26th Ward in South Philadelphia, said of the young voters. “If we don’t take notice of this, then I think it’s stupid.” He rode the... Read more
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WFMJ Youngstown
Knife-wielding man shot after lunging at officerPHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police say a man who lunged at an officer with a knife was
WFMJ Youngstown / Posted 13 days ago
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police say a man who lunged at an officer with a knife was shot and critically wounded in south Philadelphia Police said officers responded to a domestic disturbance shortly after 1:30 a.m. Saturday and were met by the... Read more
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Philly.com
Hubert E. Brown Sr., 87, retired Philly police officer and gifted singerWhile there, he participated in track and cross-country. At a very early age,
Philly.com / Posted 14 days ago
While there, he participated in track and cross-country. At a very early age, he was baptized at Shiloh Baptist Church in South Philadelphia. He married Cora Arnold. The couple had six children before divorcing. She died in 2005. In 1953, Mr.... Read more
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Philly.com
From Carson Wentz to tiki-torches: How the meaning of 'blue-collar guy' has changed in the year of Trumpmuch for self-benefit, but to do what work needs to be done,” said Chris Lai, 3
Philly.com / Posted 14 days ago
much for self-benefit, but to do what work needs to be done,” said Chris Lai, 39, a Philadelphia police officer assigned to South Philadelphia who lives in Mt. Airy with his wife and two children. “He works harder to make things better for others he... Read more
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Philly.com
Developer's path to Philadelphia waterfront littered with failed projectsDeveloper Jeffery Kozero wants to remake a swath of South Philadelphia’s Delawa
Philly.com / Posted 14 days ago
Developer Jeffery Kozero wants to remake a swath of South Philadelphia’s Delaware River waterfront into Philadelphia’s version of Miami Beach. Imagine ten towers — up to 34 stories — overlooking the Delaware in what would be the city’s biggest... Read more
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Philly.com
Dinner at Angelina's is like eating in Nonna's living roomat Angelina’s feels like eating in your Italian nonna’s living room — a sensati
Philly.com / Posted 14 days ago
at Angelina’s feels like eating in your Italian nonna’s living room — a sensation that’s beginning to fade in ever-evolving South Philadelphia. Of course, a few of Girasole’s signature luxuries remain. Like the paper-thin tuna carpaccio glazed in... Read more
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Philly.com
Puerto Ricans fleeing island picking Philly as homeand his 9-year-old son, Asaf, were the first in Philadelphia to receive hotel v
Philly.com / Posted 14 days ago
and his 9-year-old son, Asaf, were the first in Philadelphia to receive hotel vouchers. They previously were living in a South Philadelphia Airbnb through a partnership between the city and the company. The father, a 64-year-old cancer survivor... Read more
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Philly.com
Man, 3 teens wounded in South Philly quadruple shootingA 28-year-old man and three teenage boys were wounded in a drive-by quadruple s
Philly.com / Posted 15 days ago
A 28-year-old man and three teenage boys were wounded in a drive-by quadruple shooting Thursday night in South Philadelphia, police said. Just after 8 p.m., police received multiple calls about gunfire in the 2400 block of Moore Street. They found... Read more
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Philly.com
A lawyer's lost bags lead to a juvenile lifer's redemptionThe briefcases lay on the South Philadelphia street, abandoned, one neatly lean
Philly.com / Posted 15 days ago
The briefcases lay on the South Philadelphia street, abandoned, one neatly leaning against the other like a couple of downed dominoes. At first Jeffrey Branch, 53, thought someone got robbed. Nope, he told himself. Not touching those. He took... Read more
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Philly.com
PPA is booting cars for tickets issued 20 years ago - on former cars and platesthe violation office. Last week, the 52-year-old fuel-deliverer for an oil com
Philly.com / Posted 15 days ago
the violation office. Last week, the 52-year-old fuel-deliverer for an oil company was surprised to walk out of his South Philadelphia rowhome to find his F-250 pick-up booted. He called the agency, sure it was a mistake, but was told the... Read more
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Philly.com
From Carson Wentz to tiki-torches: How the meaning of 'blue-collar guy' has changed in the year of Trumpmuch for self-benefit, but to do what work needs to be done,” said Chris Lai, 3
Philly.com / Posted 15 days ago
much for self-benefit, but to do what work needs to be done,” said Chris Lai, 39, a Philadelphia police officer assigned to South Philadelphia who lives in Mt. Airy with his wife and two children. “He works harder to make things better for others he... Read more
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Philly.com
Will expansion of gambling and casinos in Pennsylvania be a boon? Maybe notaddition, Philadelphia is expected to get a second casino in 2020, Live! Hotel
Philly.com / Posted 16 days ago
addition, Philadelphia is expected to get a second casino in 2020, Live! Hotel & Casino near the sports stadiums in South Philadelphia, now that SugarHouse Casino has dropped its legal efforts to block the license awarded to Stadium Casino... Read more
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Philly.com
"I've never seen girls go in there." My very confusing visit to Dungeons & Dragons night at South Philly's Black Cat Taverngirls go up there,” he said. Still, he pointed me toward a staircase, and I fo
Philly.com / Posted 16 days ago
girls go up there,” he said. Still, he pointed me toward a staircase, and I followed it from this low-key corner bar in South Philadelphia into a mythical realm of warlocks, goblins, and druids. That is, Drinks & Dragons, a traveling Dungeons &... Read more
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Philly.com
We're still broken-hearted over Coeur closing | Elizabeth Wellingtonback tears. “It hurts. I lived, breathed, and ate Coeur.” Jackson and I sat ou
Philly.com / Posted 16 days ago
back tears. “It hurts. I lived, breathed, and ate Coeur.” Jackson and I sat outside Chick’s, Gina and Philip Narducci’s South Philadelphia gastropub, where Jackson goes most weekday mornings to help out, to take her mind off Coeur, and to figure... Read more
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Philly.com
'Stranger Things' squirrels came from Philly taxidermistas soon as possible. The taxidermist obtained the animals from roadkill and lo
Philly.com / Posted 16 days ago
as soon as possible. The taxidermist obtained the animals from roadkill and local hunters, then set to work in her South Philadelphia studio — carefully removing the squirrels’ insides and tanning their hides by hand. She had no idea what... Read more
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Daily Pennsylvanian
Philadelphia announces plans to relocate controversial Frank Rizzo statuerelationships with the city's black and LGBTQ communities during his tenure. Hi
Daily Pennsylvanian / Posted 18 days ago
relationships with the city's black and LGBTQ communities during his tenure. His supporters claim that he, a native of South Philadelphia, was a dedicated public servant who defended the police. His critics allege that he employed racist... Read more
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Philly.com
Maisha Bradley, 42, beloved Philadelphia teacherand mother, died at home Friday of an asthma attack that led to cardiac arrest.
Philly.com / Posted 18 days ago
and mother, died at home Friday of an asthma attack that led to cardiac arrest. She was 42. Mrs. Bradley, who lived in South Philadelphia, was for 14 years a teacher in the Philadelphia School District, at Cleveland Elementary and most recently... Read more
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The Morning Call
Parkland boys trying to buck District 11 PIAA soccer trendPen Argyl vs. 1-1 New Hope-Solebury, 7 p.m. at Souderton Class A 11-1 Moravia
The Morning Call / Posted 18 days ago
Pen Argyl vs. 1-1 New Hope-Solebury, 7 p.m. at Souderton Class A 11-1 Moravian Academy vs. 12-1 Masterman, 7 p.m. South Philadelphia Super Site Class 4A 11-1 Parkland vs. 1-3 Neshaminy, 5 p.m. at J. Birney Crum 11-2 Emmaus vs. 1-2... Read more
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Philly.com
Developer Blatstein's South Philly super Wawa plan runs into waterfront resistanceDeveloper Bart Blatstein is encountering headwinds in his quest to bring hoagie
Philly.com / Posted 18 days ago
Developer Bart Blatstein is encountering headwinds in his quest to bring hoagies and gasoline to South Philadelphia’s Delaware River waterfront. The city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections said in a notice last week that it had turned down... Read more
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Philly.com
Airbnb attracts more hosts in Philly area even as hotels expandrequires a two-night minimum for one bedroom and bath in her historic rowhouse
Philly.com / Posted 18 days ago
requires a two-night minimum for one bedroom and bath in her historic rowhouse near Third Street and Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia. Borgenicht figures she earns $12,000 to $15,000 a year, and nets $8,000 to $9,000 after taxes and... Read more
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The Morning Call
Ten Lehigh Valley soccer teams begin PIAA tournament action TuesdayPen Argyl vs. 1-1 New Hope-Solebury, 7 p.m. at Souderton CLASS A 11-1 Moravia
The Morning Call / Posted 19 days ago
Pen Argyl vs. 1-1 New Hope-Solebury, 7 p.m. at Souderton CLASS A 11-1 Moravian Academy vs. 12-1 Masterman, 7 p.m. South Philadelphia Super Site CLASS 4A 11-1 Parkland vs. 1-3 Neshaminy, 5 p.m. at J. Birney Crum 11-2 Emmaus vs. 1-2... Read more
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