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Renters are being forced out of Old City apartments to make way for Philly visitors

Renters at the Lofts at 509 Vine have been told that their leases will not be renewed when they expire so that they can be booked by short-term visitors through hospitality brand Stay Alfred.

South Philly’s historic Jewish community is growing. She opened a new synagogue to serve it.

Last month, Hadas Fruchter opened the doors of a Modern Orthodox synagogue that she named the South Philadelphia Shtiebel — Yiddish for a small, homey house of worship.

Why does the Wells Fargo Building have its own zip code?

The answer lies in the history of the zip code and its predecessor, the postal zone.

For Jewish groups in Philly protesting Trump’s treatment of migrants, the spiritual is political

Increasingly, Jewish groups in Philadelphia and across the country have been advocating for undocumented immigrants, and protesting the Trump administration's treatment of them. They say they are motivated by a combination of Jewish text and history.

Philadelphia Foundation awards $1 million to community groups selected by online vote

HACE, the the Energy Coordinating Agency, and Philadelphia Youth Basketball are top winners of grants from the Philadelphia Foundation.

Children hold playdate protest at Philly ICE office

About 40 pint-sized protesters called out the Trump administration for its treatment of migrant families at the southwest border.

Israeli children, dealing with deaths in the family, had a ceremonial bar and bat mitzvah of a lifetime in Montco

The 26 teens, celebrating at a communal bar and bat mitzvah party in a Philadelphia suburb, said that highlights of their summer trip to the U.S. included Hersheypark and meeting American campers.

With two boardwalk icons celebrating anniversaries in the Wildwoods, a new ride honors the past

This summer, the Wildwoods’ iconic boardwalk tram celebrates its 70th anniversary. Its neighbor, the Morey’s Piers amusement park, marks a more modest half-century.

Protesters in Philly march against Trump ‘concentration camps’ for migrants

The “Lights for Liberty” demonstrations were to take place in all 50 states and 13 foreign countries, including Australia, Germany, Israel, and Japan, organizers said.

Plans to make Old City former paintbrush factory into a hotel are dead, says owner

Ash NYC Inc., which has redeveloped historic buildings into housing and hotels across the country, had been negotiating to lease a historic five-story structure and neighboring lot on Vine Street.