Claire Sasko

Staff Writer

City Life

Lower Merion Parents Erupt Over Proposal to Change School Start Times

Under a new plan, middle and high schoolers in the Main Line community would get to sleep in longer — but elementary students would start more than an hour earlier. And their parents aren’t happy.

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How ACCT Philly’s New Director Plans to Help the City’s Underfunded Pet Shelter

After eight years at the Animal Care Centers of New York City, Aurora Velazquez is taking on Philly’s open-admissions shelter.

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The One and Only “Notorious RBG” Is Coming to Philly Next Week

The Supreme Court justice will visit the National Museum of American Jewish History.

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How to See the International Space Station From Philadelphia

You don’t even need a telescope.

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The Free Library Just Decided to Ditch Late Fees for Good

The new policy, to be implemented sometime next year, is meant to reduce barriers to using the library — and a lot of people are breathing a little sigh of relief.

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Philly Just Took a Big Step Toward Making Big Buildings More Energy Efficient

Buildings and the regional electricity grid that powers them are the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Philly.

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All the Drama Over the 10-Year Tax Abatement Bill, Explained

Here’s what happened this week — and what’s coming next for the controversial policy.

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Chesco DA Announces More Charges in Mariner East Investigation

This time, the charges involve an employee of Energy Transfer, the company that owns the cross-state pipeline project.

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The Free Library’s New “Experience Pass” Gets You Into Some Incredible Places for Free

The best item on the list? Tickets to the Mayor’s Box at the Wells Fargo Center.

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How the City Could Influence the Future of the PES Refinery Site

We caught up with the founding director of Penn’s Kleinman Center for Energy Policy to discuss how city officials could have a say in what’s next for the contentious Southwest Philly site.

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The Christmas Village Ferris Wheel at City Hall Opens This Weekend

And with this, holiday spirit is officially (up) in the air.

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No, Spotted Lanternflies Are Not Hiding in Your Soon-to-Be-Christmas Tree

The invasive bug is unlikely to hitch a ride into your home on your tree, experts say.

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Report: Climate Change Costs Pa. Hundreds of Millions of Dollars a Year

The state auditor general says Pennsylvania has failed to make a serious plan to deal with the effects of global warming.

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That Odor You Smelled Thursday Came from PES, Fire Department Says

Officials said the smell emanating from the refinery, which could go up for auction in January, is under control.

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There’s a Giant Ferris Wheel Coming to City Hall for the Holidays

Also new this year at the Christmas Village in LOVE Park and Dilworth Park: a holiday train.