Best of Philly

Best Local Hero

2020 Best Risk-Takers

The People Who Run Businesses

They already put themselves on the line. Then came a catastrophe. Read the full write up here. Read More »

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2020 Best Hope for the Future

The People Who Looked Out for Our Health

Whether they’re helping patients who are sick or homing in on a vaccine, let’s hear it for the scientists. Read the full write up here. Read More »

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2020 Best Frontline Heroes

The People Who Kept Us Fed

They’ve kept our grocery stores stocked, they’ve delivered our takeout, and they’ve helped us hold it all together. Read the full write up here. Read More »

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2020 Best Use of the Bully Pulpit

Joel Embiid

Sixers center Joel Embiid wasn’t having a banner season. There was a sense that maybe the honeymoon here was over. But when it was reported that Josh Harris, one of the team’s billionaire owners, planned to cut salaried employees’ pay by 20 percent to help the franchise weather the coronavirus crisis, Embiid pledged to help those workers out of his own (also deep) pockets — and donate a half mil to COVID relief. Rightfully chastened, Harris backpedaled, and the city’s love affair with Embiid blossomed anew. Read More »