Claire Sasko

Staff Writer

@ClaireSasko
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City Life

New Snow Day Law Makes It Official: Pennsylvania Hates Happiness

Gov. Wolf has signed a bill that will allow schools to force students to work from home when the weather outside is frightful.

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City Life

Should We Be Afraid of the Mariner East Pipeline?

The ongoing battle over the project is taking place in the backyards of Chester and Delaware county residents, who live in fear of a catastrophe.

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City Life

This Pa. State Sen. Just Got a Shoutout from Elizabeth Warren

Warren told state senator Katie Muth to “keep persisting” after watching this viral video.

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City Life

Wawa Welcome America: Road Closures, SEPTA, and Everything Else You Need to Know

Wondering which streets to avoid or where to park on Thursday? We’ve got you covered.

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City Life

Police: Mural of Slain Officer Robert Wilson III Vandalized

The FOP is offering a $10,000 reward for information about a suspect.

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City Life

What to Know as Philly’s First Heat Wave of the Summer Starts to Sizzle

Here’s how long the high temps will last — and hope to cope whether you’re in the city or down the shore this weekend.

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City Life

Kenney: PES Refinery “Intends to Shut Down” as Blast Investigation Begins

The South Philadelphia facility, the largest oil refinery on the eastern seaboard, employs more than 1,000 workers — and has a 150-year history of environmental impacts.

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City Life

Philadelphians Waste a Millennium Sitting in Traffic Every Year

This new report quantifies just how ghastly (and costly) congestion can be.

City Life

100 Years of Pa. Women’s Suffrage: The Justice Bell and More

Nearly a century after Pa. ratified the 19th Amendment, it’s time you read up on your history.

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City Life

What to Know About the Oil Refinery Explosion

The blast rocked the city early this morning and caused a three-alarm fire. Here’s everything we know.

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City Life

Philly Police Refuse to Identify 72 Cops Placed on Desk Duty Amid Facebook Probe

The department rejected a Philly Mag request for the list of officers, saying that “they have not been charged with a crime or a departmental violation.”

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City Life

Juneteenth Is About to Become an Official State Holiday

Pennsylvania will soon recognize the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in the U.S.

City Life

What to Know About “Flesh-Eating” Bacteria in the Delaware Bay

Cases involving deadly Vibrio vulnificus have become more common as ocean temperatures rise.

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City Life

Philly’s Weekend Violence Has Officials Eager to Find Answers — and Place Blame

The police commissioner said a “no consequences” mentality could be to blame for an uptick in gun violence.

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City Life

Yes, We Really Have Been Getting More Tornado Watches and Warnings Lately

Here’s what’s happening.