Claire Sasko

Staff Writer

@ClaireSasko
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City Life

We Can’t Take Our Eyes Off the 2019 Philly Bear Chase

Let’s just hope it doesn’t end like the 2018 coyote chase.

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City Life

You Can Celebrate the Rail Park’s First Birthday on Friday

A nearby beer garden is throwing a party, complete with drink specials and a DJ.

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City Life

West Philly’s Massive Sinkhole Will Take 3 Weeks to Fix

SEPTA’s Route 34 trolley will be detoured until then.

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City Life

Veterans, Active Duty Military Could Soon Visit N.J. Beaches for Free

A new bill would let the state join a number of towns — including Ocean City, Sea Isle City, and Avalon — in offering free beach access to military personnel.

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Things to Do

3 Jersey Shore Day Trips Every Philadelphian Should Try

Ready to play hooky from work? Here’s how to spend a lovely day down the Shore.

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City Life

In a Major Upset, Philly Nominates a Woman for Sheriff for the First Time

Rochelle Bilal handily beat embattled incumbent Jewell Williams on Tuesday. Here’s why her win is a #MeToo victory.

City Life

Kenney Easily Wins Democratic Nomination for Second Term

Which means, of course, the mayor will get a second term in November.

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City Life

The No-B.S. Guide to the 2019 Primary Election

You’ll have plenty of candidates to choose from on Tuesday — here’s your opportunity to read up.

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City Life

For Philly City Council, Incumbency Doesn’t Mean What It Used To

Half of the district incumbents will face primary challenges, and more than 30 candidates are vying for seven at-large seats, the largest pool since peak Rizzo backlash in 1979.

City Life

Biden 2020 Rally: Road Closures, Parking Restrictions, and Logistics

Here’s your guide to the big event this Saturday.

City Life

How Pa.’s Latest Anti-Abortion Bill Fits Into Anti-Roe Strategy

The legislation would forbid abortions based solely on a Down syndrome diagnosis.

City Life

This Is the Best Worst Map of Philadelphia Ever

When did City Hall move to Northeast Philly, and why are giant eggs attacking Roxborough?

City Life

Mayoral Debate Takeaways: The Primary Finally Gets Interesting

Here’s what you need to know about the only televised debate of the mayoral vote.

City Life

Elizabeth Warren to Drop Into Philly to Talk With Teachers Union

Her visit comes five days before Joe Biden kicks off his campaign on the Parkway.

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City Life

What to Expect at the 2019 Mayoral Primary’s Only Televised Debate

Incumbent Jim Kenney squares off against challengers Anthony Williams and Alan Butkovitz on Monday night.