Obituary for Margaret J. “Marge” Foley

Margaret J. “Marge” Foley (nee Stinson), 85, passed away Aug. 7 after a brief illness. She attended St. Anne Elementary School and John W. Hallahan Catholic High School, and worked at General Electric. She was living in Closter, New Jersey. She was the beloved wife of 55 years to Brendan...
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Halloween pop-up bar Nightmare Before Tinsel opens in Midtown Village

Philadelphia's Halloween pop-up bar Nightmare Before Tinsel returns Friday, kicking off the spooky season again with ghoulishly themed cocktails and horrifyingly Instagram-friendly photo backdrops. Doors open at 4 p.m. tonight (Sept. 17) and the bar will remain open through Halloween on Oct. 31. It's located in the storefront of the...
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The Philadelphia Citizen

Introducing … Generation Change Philly

When we think about change in Philly, and contemplate all the things that need changing—the trash, the gun violence, the unemployment, the inequity, the myriad ways we’re failing our kids, still more trash, and so on, and so forth—it’s easy to focus on the bold names. You know: the politicians, the titans of industry, the very rich. Fair enough. These are, to some degree, The People Who Have Power to Fix Things.
Georgetown Voice

The Weekly List: a poem a day

Poetry is fun and begs less commitment than a novel, or even a short story. But it can be difficult to find the middle ground between elementary school acrostics and the Romantics. Here’s a list of accessible and short poems to read for whenever you may need them (in line at the DMV, padding a book report, having a conversation with someone cooler than you).

‘Breakthrough’ cases rare, new Philly data shows

Only a small percentage of Philadelphians who have tested positive for the coronavirus since the beginning of the year have been fully vaccinated, according to data released by the city Wednesday. And nearly all COVID-19-related hospitalizations and deaths in the city have occurred among those who have not been immunized,...

Philly Fringe 2021: Jawn Wooders presents The Birth of Jawn

Jawn Wooders is a hot mess—in the very best way possible. In his show, The Birth of Jawn, he is very clear about the fact that this is his first Fringe show ever, and that the show developed out of his first drag performance ever, which happened the week before the world shut down.

Gold takes breather after largest daily loss in 6 weeks

Gold prices rose on Friday, within recovery from a 5-week low, after posting yesterday the largest daily loss in 6 weeks, but remain on track for the second straight weekly loss, after strong US economic data boosted the chances of tightening the US monetary policy. Gold prices rose more than...

Dollar retreats from 3-week high on profit taking

The US dollar fell against a majority of rivals on Friday, and gave up its 3-week high on profit-taking, but remains on track for the second weekly gain, after strong US economic data boosted the chances of tightening the US monetary policy. The dollar index fell more than 0.1% to...

We Are at Our Best When We Follow Our Better Angels

I recently was filling in hosting a local Philadelphia talk show, which gave me the opportunity to interview Lt. Col. Jonathon P. Meyers, a retired Marine who’d recently written a memoir about his almost three decades in service: ''American to the Corps.''. During his years of active service, Meyers had...

Philadelphia children are getting hit hard

Under-served and lower-income Philadelphia public schools have finally made the transition to an in-person learning format, months after other districts throughout the state and country had already done so. However, the current state of the city and the problems children who live in the city face are less than ideal.

Call a murder a murder

Philadelphia had more murders in the first half of 2021 than the entire year from 2013 to 2017, denoting the grim reality that neither elected nor appointed leaders have a plan to stop the rise of violent crime in the city. Meanwhile, the media have universally labeled the seemingly uncontrolled crime uptick as a “gun violence” epidemic. By using the term “gun violence” instead of the legal definitions of murder, attempted murder, and assault, the accountability for the criminal who committed these violent crimes is semantically shifted to the mere tool they illegally used to victimize others.

Nightmare! Gabe Kapler and Giants First MLB Team to Clinch Playoffs

I’m not going to pretend this one doesn’t hurt. Much-maligned ex-Phillies manager Gabe Kapler sipped whiskey yesterday and celebrated the San Francisco Giants being the first team in baseball to clinch a playoff spot. The 94-WIN (!!) Giants clinched a playoff berth yesterday with a 9-1 victory on Monday over...

PHL City IDs Available at Pop-up Sites

The PHL City ID provides a secure and affordable photo identification card for anyone living in Philadelphia, age 13 and older. The card helps create a more welcoming Philadelphia that embraces everyone who lives here. It is especially beneficial for those who have a hard time obtaining other forms of identification because of cost or other barriers.

Belonging Begins With Us

Written by Miranda Alexander, Founder and President, Caribbean Community in Philadelphia. I consider Philadelphia as my second birthplace. Long before I became a US citizen, I felt a connection to this city, which I now permanently call home —I cannot believe that 22 years have passed!. I left Trinidad and...
US News and World Report

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Inquirer. Sept. 6, 2021. Editorial: 20 years after 9/11, reflecting on grief, justice, and vengeance. By the time the sun set on the evening of Sept. 11, 2001, a wounded, grieving nation wept. The full magnitude of the loss of life wasn’t yet known, but this much was certain: The United States had suffered an unprecedented attack on our own soil, with civilians, service members, and political leaders alike all targeted by a foreign enemy.