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NextHealth PHL

How to Access Cutting-Edge Cancer Treatments and Clinical Trials in Philly

So you’ve heard those three words: You’ve got cancer. The journey from diagnosis to the bell-ringing celebration can be a whirlwind. There’s so much to […]

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City Life

These Philly Union Leaders’ Influence Extends Beyond Labor Organization

This article was published as part of our list of the 76 most influential people in Philadelphia. See the full list here. Can you believe […]

City Life

These Philly Activists Called for the Rizzo Statue Removal Long Before It Was Popular

This article was published as part of our list of the 76 most influential people in Philadelphia. See the full list here. To grasp just […]

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City Life

How Gritty (and His Entourage) Made it Okay to Laugh Again

This article was published as part of our list of the 76 most influential people in Philadelphia. See the full list here. When the pandemic […]

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City Life

Three Philadelphians Using Their Social Media Platforms to Effect Real Change

This article was published as part of our list of the 76 most influential people in Philadelphia. See the full list here. In a year […]

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City Life

Philly’s New Generation of Unions Is Young, Progressive, and Coming to a Coffee Shop Near You

The Cake Life Bake Shop is a sleek, narrow structure on the Frankford Avenue corridor in Fishtown. Its interior looks as much like a photo […]

Templeton Foundation
City Life

Science and Religion Have Never Been More at Odds. Can Conshohocken’s Templeton Foundation Bridge the Divide?

One would think claims of performing miracles would have a bit more resonance. After all, billions of people today hinge their religious faith on Jesus […]

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City Life

When You’re Rowhome Parenting in a Pandemic, Everyone Can Hear You Shouting

One of the things I generally appreciate about living in a rowhome is the sense that I’m never truly alone. I mean this in a […]

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City Life

The Year We Won It All: An Oral History of the 1980 Phillies

It was a different city then, in 1980. Bill Green had just become mayor after eight years of Frank Rizzo’s reign. As Sam Katz (who […]

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Things to Do

Your Guide to Hiking and Exploring Bear Mountain State Park

FIELD GUIDE Location: Bear Mountain, NY Getting there: 134 miles from Center City — just under two and a half hours by car Personal space: […]

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Things to Do

Your Guide to Hiking and Exploring Rocks State Park

FIELD GUIDE Location: Jarrettsville, MD Getting there: 86 miles southwest of Center City — about an hour and a half by car Personal space: 855 […]

hiking near philadelphia
Things to Do

7 Glorious Hiking Destinations Within a Few Hours’ Drive of Philly

Every year about this time, we look forward to a little fall hiking. Some leaf-peeping. Maybe a bit of camping. But this year? This year […]

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Things to Do

Your Guide to Hiking and Exploring the Pinelands and Wharton State Forest

FIELD GUIDE Location: Eastern NJ Getting there: Varies. Wharton State Forest is 26 miles from Center City — some areas are up to an hour […]

lums pond state park
Things to Do

Your Guide to Hiking and Exploring Lums Pond State Park

FIELD GUIDE Location: Bear, DE Getting there: 50 miles southwest of Center City — roughly one hour by car Personal space: 1,790 acres, including the […]

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Things to Do

Your Guide to Hiking and Exploring Pine Creek Gorge

FIELD GUIDE Location: North-central PA Getting there: 230 miles northwest of Center City — about four hours by car Personal space: The gorge is in […]