Claire Sasko

Staff Writer

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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.

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“Apocalyptic” Crowds, Hour-Long Lines and Hazard Pay: Philly Grocery Store Employees Tell All

They’re among the heroes of the COVID-19 crisis. And they’ve got some things to get off their chest.

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From Layoffs to Bonuses: How Comcast, Penn, Wawa, Vanguard and More Are Dealing With Coronavirus

We checked back in with 10 of Philly’s biggest employers to ask how they’re coping with the COVID-19 pandemic now that the crisis has intensified.

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8 Ways to Support the Local Economy During the Coronavirus Shutdown

If you have the means, continuing to spend money locally could save jobs and businesses. Think of it as a grassroots stimulus package.

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Your Family Needs a Coronavirus Plan. Here’s How to Make One

A very practical guide to how to prepare, what to do if you think you or a loved one is infected, and how to handle quarantine

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This Local Photographer’s New Book Features 56 Stunning Photos of Women at Work

Chris Crisman’s Women’s Work includes interviews with Heather Thomason of Primal Supply and Penn’s Angela Duckworth.

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South Philly’s Eyesore Viaduct: What Became of the 25th Street Bridge Improvement Project?

Five years ago, we were told to expect a new and improved bridge … this year. So why are we stuck with a crumbling colossus, monster icicles and dripping white goop?

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West Philly’s New Microcinema Wants to Prove That Our Indie Movie Scene Is Still Going Strong

A 75-seat theater set to open this spring on Baltimore Avenue is giving local cinephiles hope — despite the Ritz at the Bourse closure.

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The South Philly Refinery Explosion Was a Failure in City Transparency

By not acknowledging that concerning levels of a toxic chemical were released into the air, the administration failed residents.

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Daylin Leach Threatens Lawsuit After Losing Delco Dems’ Endorsement

The embattled state Senator compares the county’s process — which endorsed opponent Amanda Cappelletti — to the Iowa caucus debacle, calling it “unlawful” and “blatantly improper.”

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Women Writers Are Driving Philadelphia’s Literary Renaissance

How a cluster of talented authors and one low-key but incredibly influential writing group called the Claw are making Philly a lit hotbed.

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SEPTA Says the Historic Route 15 Trolleys Will Return Late Next Year

Rumors had swirled that the trolleys would disappear for good after SEPTA replaces them with buses on Sunday.

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Losing the Ritz at the Bourse Takes Philly’s Film Scene From Bad to Worse

We spoke to film buffs about what the closure means for the city’s already anemic independent cinema scene — including the director of the Philadelphia Film Society, who said “Never say never” when asked about a possible acquisition of the theater.

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Vision Zero, Philly’s Bold Plan to Eliminate Traffic Deaths, Needs Bolder Action

The city hasn’t been ambitious when it’s mattered.

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Meet the Owner of Philly’s Coolest New Indie Bookshop in Fishtown

Harriett’s Bookshop owner Jeannine A. Cook describes her store as “if black girl magic were a bookshop.”