Tow companies ask for injunction to stop Philly's new ticket-to-tow law

Tow companies ask for injunction to stop Philly's new ticket-to-tow law

Car-driving Philadelphians may have no greater nemesis than tow-truck drivers, who stalk parking scofflaws as avidly as political pundits anticipate President Trump’s tweets.

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Proposed 'sex-positive community center' gets fair hearing from Tacony residents

Proposed 'sex-positive community center' gets fair hearing from Tacony residents

Thursday night’s community meeting in Tacony went better than anyone could have expected.

Philly DA candidates all say Seth Williams should step down

Philly DA candidates all say Seth Williams should step down

All eight candidates vying to replace Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said on Thursday night that the city's indicted top prosecutor should resign before his term ends.

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Op-ed: Attacking the NEA does not put 'America first'
Speak Easy | Anndee Hochman

Op-ed: Attacking the NEA does not put 'America first'

I thought about my grandmother last week, when Donald J. Trump unrolled a federal budget proposal that, to no one's surprise, contained not a penny for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the

Speak Easy | Kathy Desmond

Op-ed: Philly should relieve eviction crisis by funding legal representation for low-income tenants

In the nation’s poorest big city, with an overburdened shelter system that regularly turns away requests for housing, our eviction rate is a leading cause of homelessness and housing instability for many vulnerable

National Interest | Dick Polman

High noon for the gang that can't shoot straight

"The Art of the Deal," updated:

Speak Easy | Jonathan Zimmerman

Derek Walcott's sexual harassment problem, and ours

In 2009, the Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott withdrew his name from consideration for the honorary position of professor of poetry at Oxford University. The professorship went instead to Ruth Padel, who had tipped off reporters to

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Corruption probe suggests Philly-style politics has arrived in Allentown

Corruption probe suggests Philly-style politics has arrived in Allentown

Allentown mayor Ed Pawlowski's aspirations to serve a fourth term took a hit Wednesday when the city's former managing director pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges that implicate the mayor. NewsWorks Tonight Host Dave

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Sharks aren't just for boys: Gills Club inspires aspiring female biologists

Sharks aren't just for boys: Gills Club inspires aspiring female biologists

It's no secret that there are fewer women than men in a lot of STEM fields. One group is trying to target that problem by inspiring a specific group of young girls — those who are interested in becoming shark biologists.

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