Claire Sasko

Staff Writer

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SEPTA Key to Expand to All Regional Rail Zones Next Month

It’ll be available for weekly and monthly TrailPass holders.

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The L.A.-Based Street Artist Bringing a 19-Story Mural to University City

We chatted with Faith XLVII about her plans for the project.


Tornado Warning Freaks Out (and Ticks Off) Philly

Here’s what you need to know about the 3:30 a.m. wakeup call.

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Professors, Students, and Writers Petition to Save Penn Book Center

They’re asking the university to step in and support the soon-to-close shop.


Philly Will Soon Be Home to a Tiny Wawa

We’re already home to the largest.

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Date Set for the First (and Only) TV Debate of the Philly Mayoral Race

The announcement comes as just-released finance reports tell us where the candidates stand on funding.

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Wawa Day 2019: Free Coffee — and Michael Solomonov Making Hoagies

Wawa expects to give away more than 2 million cups of coffee during its annual celebration on Thursday.


What Kind of Jerk Steals Supplies From Philly’s Loyal Toad-Savers?

Toad Detour volunteers depend on their flashlights and safety vests — but someone has stolen them.

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All the Hip Crap Starbucks Is Trying to Push on a Reluctant Fishtown

The coffee chain wants to bring an ultra-artsy location to Frankford Avenue — but residents really aren’t having it.

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The Franklin Square Fountain Is Getting a Colorful Upgrade

And it will include timed light shows!

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Controller’s Office: Whites Are Overrepresented in Philadelphia’s City Workforce

A report released by city controller Rebecca Rhynhart found troubling numbers across most city departments.

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Why Schools Like Temple Choose to Go Tobacco-Free

It’s not because they want to “ban fun,” as one Twitter user wrote.


Cardi B and Travis Scott to Headline Made in America

And yes, the festival will return to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

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Like New York, Philly Is Weighing a Traffic Congestion Fee

The city says it’s mulling the idea of making drivers pay to access our most crowded streets.


5th Street Near Independence Hall Closed After “Large Void” Found Under Surface

A spokesperson for the Water Department said the cobblestone street is in danger of collapsing.