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'Scared Half To Death,' Reporter Says

‘Scared Half To Death,’ Reporter Says

August 28, 2014  |  Vantage

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Columbia Avenue riot. For the second installment of our series, we have a first person account by Philadelphia Evening Bulletin reporter William Naulty, who was sent in to cover the mayhem on the night of August 28, 1964 > more

When Columbia Avenue Erupted

When Columbia Avenue Erupted

August 27, 2014  |  Vantage

This Friday marks the 50th anniversary of the Columbia Avenue riot, an incident that would deeply impact North Philadelphia and the politics of the city for decades to come. "When Columbia Avenue Erupted" is the first installment of a four-part series that begins today > more

Suit Corner Ablaze In Old City

Suit Corner Ablaze In Old City

April 9, 2014  |  Buzz

With the Shirt Corner already gone, the future of the Suit Corner catty-corner from it appears to be in jeopardy too, after a two-alarm fire this morning > more

Truck Into The Fire

Truck Into The Fire

April 4, 2014  |  Buzz

The Philly History Truck steps—err, drives—into action this evening with the opening of Manufacturing Fire, the first exhibition to come about from the truck's creative community process. > more

Viking Mill In Kensington Shut By L&I; Artists, Makers Out (<em>Second Update</em>)

Viking Mill In Kensington Shut By L&I; Artists, Makers Out (Second Update)

October 21, 2013  |  News

An October 15 inspection turned up numerous violations at the bustling former mill in East Kensington. The need for cheap rent and raw space meets the city's heightened regulatory push in light of the fire at Buck Hosiery and the building collapse in Center City that killed six > more