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I Was a Virtual Teacher This Summer. Nobody Is Talking About the Real Reasons Public School Kids Will Struggle This Fall.

The digital divide is one thing, but socioeconomic pressures highlighted and intensified by the pandemic are creating new hurdles for the most marginalized students.


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This Philadelphia Newspaper Is Forcing Its Employees to Work from the Office During COVID-19

Opinion

Why the Return of Sports Feels So Uncomfortable

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Is It Just Me, or Do the Philly Feds Really Hate Larry Krasner?

Our U.S. Attorney took Krasner to task (again) for the way he’s handled serious crimes in the city. Plus: The mail-in ballot plot thickens, and beware the “courtesy tow.”

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10 Ways to Create Less Waste at Home

Contributing less to landfills is good for our planet. Putting less trash on the curb is good for our sanitation department. Here are a few expert-approved ways to reduce your waste footprint. 

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Judge Throws Out Karen Hepp’s $10 Million Lawsuit Against Facebook, Reddit and Others

The Fox 29 anchor had sued the Internet giants after a photo of her was used online without her permission.

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Democratic Control of Harrisburg Would Have Huge Implications for Philly. Can It Really Happen?

A national and state effort is putting new electoral pressure on Republicans in Harrisburg, who have controlled either the House or Senate every year since 1993.

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This Philadelphia Newspaper Is Forcing Its Employees to Work from the Office During COVID-19

While most journalists are able to work remotely these days, such is not the case at the 136-year-old Philadelphia Tribune.

Opinion

Nobody Is Talking About the Real Reasons Public School Kids Will Struggle This Fall

The digital divide is one thing, but socioeconomic pressures highlighted and intensified by the pandemic are creating new hurdles for the most marginalized students.


Love, Money, Sex, Cheating: The Real Stories of 10 Philly Marriages

Love, Money, Sex, Cheating: The Real Stories of 10 Philly Marriages

An unfiltered, unvarnished look at what “till death do us part” means now.


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Snoop Dogg Says He’s Investing in Atlantic City

If you think our city by the sea is dead, think again. There’s plenty of cool stuff happening there.

Opinion

Why the Return of Sports Feels So Uncomfortable

The return of sports also means the return of distraction. Is that really what we need right now?

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Ugly New Video Emerges of Interboro School Board Official Christine Alonso at BLM Protest

Her claim that she’s never used racist language doesn’t exactly hold up.

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It’s August, and Many Philly Cops Still Aren’t Wearing Masks

“There’s a pandemic, dude,” said a masked protester to an unmasked cop on Sunday. “If there’s a pandemic, then you should be at home,” he replied.

Opinion

Best Thing This Week: A Winner in Wawa vs. Sheetz!

The battle for your belly is officially over and done thanks to this Shorti birth announcement.

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Beyond Condoms, Cheese Puffs and Beer: How GoPuff Became Essential

Beyond Condoms, Cheese Puffs and Beer: How GoPuff Became Essential

The company is offering a lesson in adaptability and community partnerships during the pandemic.


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Mayor Kenney’s Thursday Zoom Press Conference Didn’t Go So Well

The mayor grew visibly agitated as reporters had the nerve to ask him about gun violence, COVID-related SEPTA problems and, yes, Philadelphia trash pickup.

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Meet the 2.5 Percent: Philly’s Black Business Owners in Beauty, Health and Wellness

In Philly, where only 2.5 percent of businesses are Black-owned, these entrepreneurs have overcome more obstacles than most. Then came the pandemic, which drew a stark line between essential and non-essential businesses.

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Mayor Kenney to Philadelphia: Knock It Off With Your DIY Home Reno Projects

Plus: Interboro schools official refuses to resign in wake of petition bearing more than 8,000 signatures against her. And Wawa debuts very Happy Meals-like kids meals.

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Uncle Bobbie’s Owner Marc Lamont Hill on Anti-Racist Reading Lists and Reopening for Business

The Germantown bookstore, a Best of Philly winner this year, reopened this week for the first time since March.

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