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Fresh herb cheese ball and mojitos

Philly is a town that loves an underdog but can’t stand a loser.


Pets of the Week: September 11, 2013

A perfect time for some Mocha


Deadline is Friday to apply for Homestead Exemption

You probably won’t have much luck getting a substantial city real estate tax break after Friday. Because Friday — and, yes, it is Friday the 13th — is the deadline to apply for the Homestead Exemption.


Recovery houses a hot topic at Frankford Civic meeting

Illegal housing for addicts “has been plaguing our neighborhood for years,” state Rep. James Clay told members of the Frankford Civic Association during their Sept. 5 meeting.


Leach wants to bring controversial issues to the forefront

Second in a series of profiles of the candidates running for Allyson Schwartz’s congressional seat.


Schwartz proposes natural gas severance tax

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, a Democratic candidate for governor, last week proposed a 5-percent natural gas severance tax to make record investments in education and transportation.


Small businesses targeted in phone scam

It’s all nonsense, so don’t fall for it.


Councilwoman, volunteers promote tax break

When is a tax break not a tax break?


Police mourn beloved officer

The Philadelphia police community is mourning the unexpected death of an officer who not only served the city through her job, but helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities.


Tribute to a Hero

Hundreds gather to pay tribute to fallen police officer Brian Lorenzo.