Claire Sasko

Staff Writer

@ClaireSasko
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Rebecca Rhynhart Won’t Say She’s Running for Mayor, But She Sure Sounds Mayoral

In discussing her counter-proposal to Mayor Kenney’s controversial post-coronavirus budget plan, the city’s Controller says that Philadelphia must re-envision itself like a business, not “hit people when they’re down” by raising taxes.

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What a Drexel Epidemiologist Says About Sending Kids to Summer Camp This Year

Parents, you’re not going to like it.

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Everything You Need to Know About Filling in Your Surprisingly Complicated Mail-In Ballot

It’s not as simple as checking off a few boxes. A Philadelphian’s guide to making sure your vote in the Pennsylvania primary is counted.

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7 Historic Philly Cemeteries Where You Can Walk and Headstone-Hunt

Get some fresh air and a dose of Philly history at the same time.

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Philly Colleges Are Planning for In-Person Classes This Fall

Here’s what we know about Temple, Drexel, Thomas Jefferson, La Salle and more.

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5 Big Takeaways From Kenney’s “Painful” Post-Coronavirus Budget

The revised spending plan that the Mayor is proposing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic slashes services, guts the arts, and sets up a potentially contentious showdown with City Council.

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A Grocery-Store Worker Who’s Working to Support Family, Despite the Health Risks

The longtime employee has a respiratory illness, but not going to work is not an option.

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These Are 10 of the Coolest, Oldest and Most Storied Trees in Philadelphia

Some are still reaching skyward, others are gone but have amazing tales to tell, and one was the subject of a decades-old mystery.

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Wondering About Memorial Day Down the Shore? Here’s What Jersey Towns Are Saying About Reopening

What we know so far about whether beaches will open by May 25th.

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How to Homeschool Your Kids During the Pandemic: 10 Tips From Homeschooling Parents

Feeling overwhelmed since your home suddenly became a classroom? This advice should help.

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Online Learning, Hybrid Classes and Virtual Reality: Philly Universities Prepare for a Risky Fall Semester

Classes could be very different this September.

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How COVID-19 Is Affecting Teens According to Four Philly High School Teachers

The crisis is bringing issues of equity into sharper focus, testing students’ resilience, creating uncertainty for the fall, and possibly spelling the end of snow days.

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Everyone in Pennsylvania Should Sign Up for a Mail-In Ballot. Here’s How.

You’ve spent most of the past four years obsessed with voting in 2020. Don’t let a virus stop you.

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5 Ways Philly Was Doing Well Before the Pandemic

By knowing where Philadelphia stood before the pandemic, we might learn what to expect on the other side.

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Beyond Condoms, Cheese Puffs and Beer: How GoPuff Became Essential

Now more than ever, people are using the Philly company — founded to provide party supplies for college students — to deliver must-haves like toilet paper, milk and cleaning supplies.