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Ninth-grade history teacher Emily Simpson on Zoom technical difficulties, online classes of 30-plus students, 12-hour work days, and the occasional feel-good moments amid all the chaos.
A Lesson in Forgiveness from the Woman Who Was Punched in a Philly Church on Sunday
“I hope that she learns to love the Lord and maybe even come back to Mass someday and is respectful,” Sarah Contrucci told Action News. The puncher isn’t currently facing any charges.
How the Pandemic Taught Me to Embrace My Clutter
Prominent Pennsylvania Republicans Join Growing List of GOP Biden Supporters
Plus, there’s not much good news in Philly’s crime stats these days, but we did find some.
FactCheck.org’s Kathleen Hall Jamieson on the Golden Age of Misinformation
In a year featuring both a presidential election and a pandemic, getting your facts straight has never been more important.
Fresh Air Host Terry Gross on Her Hardest Interviews and Her Secret Twitter Account
Catching up with the NPR icon as she celebrates 45 years on Philly public radio.
Best Thing This Week: It’s BLT Season!
The tomatoes are ripe and fresh from the garden. We wait all year long for this.
An unfiltered, unvarnished look at what “till death do us part” means now.
Mayor Kenney Claims 200 Sanitation Workers Are Out Sick Daily. Union Head Calls B.S.
“We have employees who are working 30 plus days straight, 12 hours a day,” says the head of the sanitation union, who insists that the mayor’s number is inflated. “I’m amazed no one including the mayor speaks about that.”
Face Shields, Sneeze Guards and a Ban on Groups: Indoor Dining Returns to Philly On September 8th
“I beg you to follow the rules,” Mayor Jim Kenney pleaded with restaurants and customers on Thursday.
Power Home Remodeling CEO Asher Raphael on Why Perma-Work-From-Home Is a Big Mistake
Might want to read this before splurging on that ergonomic home-office chair you’ve been eyeing.
Parents, Teachers and Activists Want to Rename These Philly Schools
Should Benjamin Franklin High School become Malcolm X High School? And what do we do with the Andrew Jackson School?
Judge Fines Idiotic South Jersey Gym More Than $130,000 for Refusing to Observe COVID Shutdown
But, hey, the gym’s legal defense GoFundMe is about to hit $300,000. So there’s that.
The company is offering a lesson in adaptability and community partnerships during the pandemic.
A Philly Postal Worker Union Head on New Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and Trump’s War on the USPS
Nick Casselli shares a bit of the turmoil inside the post office under new leadership.
Meet the Philly-Area Restaurant Owner Who Spoke at DNC Day One
“I’ve never been so nervous in my life,” says Swarthmore restaurateur Scott Richardson, who regrets voting for Trump in 2016. “I didn’t do as badly as I thought I did.”
White Democrats, It’s Time for You to Get Your People to Vote
As the Democratic National Convention kicks off, Black voters shouldn’t be the only ones being pressured to vote in November. White Democrats, you need to do better this time.
Woman Claims Members-Only Pool in NoLibs Discriminates Against Black Applicants
Mount Airy resident Raina Stewart has filed a federal lawsuit against Philadelphia’s only 21-and-over swimming pool.