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Opinion

Not Enthusiastic About Voting for Either Larry Krasner or Carlos Vega? You’re Not Alone.

Both campaigns reveal what happens when polarizing politics negate the legitimate concerns of voters.


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News

Former Yards Brewing Company Manager Claims She Was Fired for Getting Pregnant

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News

Bee Swarms Keep Popping Up in Philadelphia. Here’s What to Do If You Spot One

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Longform

The Bizarre, Infuriating Story of Philly Fighting COVID’s Meteoric Rise and Swift Fall

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Longform

These Millennial Mayors in the Philly ’Burbs Entered Office Eager and Optimistic. Then Came 2020

Here’s what it was like to be the caretaker of an entire community when so much stuff — PPE shortages, school closures, job losses, overcrowded hospitals, toilet-paper hoarding — suddenly hit the fan.

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News

These Penn Students Say the University Is Thwarting Their Efforts to Start a Hunting Club

The club’s paperwork has been in limbo for a year. The organizers say it’s due to hunting stigma; Penn hasn’t commented.

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News

This Philly Dad Has Spent the Pandemic Tapping North Philly Maple Trees for Syrup

Last winter, Jethro Heiko tapped the solitary maple tree in his backyard. This winter, he’s up to 40 trees all over the neighborhood.

Opinion

The Pandemic Made Me Realize I Hate Everything About My Old Social Life

It’s been a year since COVID changed our world. These are the lockdown habits I’m not giving up, even after we return to “normal.”

News

How Much Do You Know About Philly’s Irish History?

From Tug McGraw to Grace Kelly to the iconic Irish Potatoes, this city has a lot of Celtic connections. Take this quiz to find out how much you really know.

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News

City Map Shows Inequalities In COVID Vaccinations in Philadelphia

Rittenhouse Square, Old City and Washington Square West are getting the most. A different story is playing out in North and Southwest Philly.


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.


News

The Philadelphian Who Made America’s Hotels Posh

George Boldt’s Bellevue-Stratford set the standard for elegance, refinement … and chicken à la King.

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Longform

Inside Philly’s Stealth Hunts to Take Out Deer and Protect Our Parks

We haven’t destroyed deer’s habitat; we’ve perfected it. Left unchecked, the local deer population would wreak havoc on the city.

Skippack pharmacist Mayank Amin aka Dr. Mak carrying materials for his COVID vaccine clinic
News

This Pharmacist Is Using His Event-Planning Background to Vaccinate Thousands. In a Cape.

Mayank Amin, a.k.a Dr. Mak, went from planning huge, multi-day Indian weddings to organizing huge pop-up COVID clinics.

longtime Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market head Caesar "Sonny" DiCrecchio, who has been arrested by the FBI
News

Longtime Philly Produce CEO Charged With Embezzling $7.8 Million

Caesar “Sonny” DiCrecchio allegedly used funds from the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market’s operating account to pay for Super Bowl trips, horse boarding, and a $20,000-per-month summer home in Stone Harbor.

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News

Everything You Need to Know About Philly Potholes

Why do some take so damn long to fix? How exactly do I get the city to pay for my car damage? These questions — and many others — answered.

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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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News

Dolly Parton Will Send Free Books to up to 2,000 Philly Kids Each Month

Residents in one North Philly zip code can now sign up to receive free books from the singer’s Imagination Library program.

Opinion

The Black Doctors Consortium Is Totally Self-Funded. Imagine What It Could Do With City Support

Ala Stanford’s group has vaccinated thousands of Black Philadelphians on its own dime. Here are four ways the city could boost its heroic efforts.

News

Inspector General: City Failed to Properly Vet Philly Fighting COVID

“Simply put, there is no question that the City of Philadelphia should never have been so closely aligned with PFC,” the city inspector general concludes, though he stops short of recommending any disciplinary action. 

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News

William Penn Only Spent Four Years In Pennsylvania, And Other Strange Founder Facts

The rest of the time, he was busy being accused of starting various riots, shopping for fancy clothes in Paris, and getting in lots of trouble with the authorities.

 

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