Former restauranteur manages challenges with sauce business venture

Dec 24, 2021
Kiki Aranita turned to focus efforts on growing the Poi Dog Sauces brand after she decided to close her Philadelphia restaurant during the pandemic.
After closing her Philadelphia restaurant, Kiki Aranita launched a sauce company called Poi Dog Sauces.
Poi Dog

Inside Philadelphia's eviction diversion program

Oct 19, 2021
Mediation aims to repair strained relationships and keep tenants in their homes.
Tenant activists hold anti-eviction signs outside a New York City marshal's office. In Philadelphia, the city's Eviction Diversion Program has conducted thousands of mediations and distributed rental relief.
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COVID closed Philadelphia's Poi Dog, but the sauces and recipes remain

Aug 12, 2021
Kiki Aranita closed her restaurant after the city shut down. A year later, she's still making Hawaiian food and building the brand.
Poi Dog, Kiki Aranita's former Hawaiian restaurant. She continues her career in food and  her efforts to build the Poi Dog brand.
Photo courtesy Kiki Aranita

How to achieve vaccination equity? In Philly, the answer is walk-in clinics

Apr 15, 2021
The number of Black and Hispanic residents getting vaccinated in Philadelphia increased by more than 50% where the city reserved shots for walk-ins.
People line up to be vaccinated at Deliverance Evangelistic Church in Philadelphia. The walk-in-only COVID-19 vaccine clinic is run by the nonprofit Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium.
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London restaurant brings Philly-style love to Thanksgiving lockdown

Nov 26, 2020
One American bar has rolled out all the Thanksgiving must-haves in one easy-to-eat Philadelphia-style sandwich.
JP Teti, owner of the Philadelphia-style restaurant in London called Passyunk Avenue, with his Thanksgiving offer, the Gobbler LOVEbundle.
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Philadelphia Fed president on reopening the economy: "It’s going to take some time"

Apr 17, 2020
Don’t expect an immediate economic rebound, Patrick Harker says.
A couple wearing masks crosses the almost deserted Times Square on April 13, 2020 in New York City.
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Adventures in Housing: The Caretaker

Jan 6, 2020
If you're thinking cushy job with a free place to live, think again.
Craig Johnson (right) and his partner Carol Adams stand in front of the original hearth at Glen Fern in Philadelphia, PA.
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A Philadelphia startup wants to bring e-scooters to the city

Jul 16, 2019
The founders, however, are waiting on a green light from the state legislature.
Philadelphia natives Kevin Thompson and Naim Statham have invested almost $100,000 to launch their electric scooter company in their hometown.
Darryl C. Murphy

Philadelphia building tax could fund affordable housing

Jun 12, 2018
Philadelphia City Council is expected to vote this week on what some members see as a potential solution to the city’s affordable housing problem — a 1 percent tax that could fund rental construction and help qualifying home buyers make down payments on houses. But the proposal is controversial. Click the audio player above to hear […]

Sports fashion turns to on-trend t-shirts

Jun 7, 2018
Sports fashion is often all about the jerseys, but these days fans can also find t-shirts that capture trending moments in sports. That’s because companies like BreakingT see a new opportunity to cater to a market for individualized messaging, by turning moments in sports into trendy t-shirts. Click the audio player above to hear the […]