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Things to Do Outdoors Over Memorial Day Weekend That Don’t Involve Going Down the Shore

Avoid crowds while getting some fresh air over the holiday weekend.

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Price Gouging in Pennsylvania Still a Huge Problem at Stores Like This One

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Rebecca Rhynhart Won’t Say She’s Running for Mayor, But She Sure Sounds Mayoral

An overflowing trash can in FDR Park during the Philadelphia coronavirus crisis.

Dear Philly: Mayor Kenney Hates How Trashy You’re Being During the Pandemic

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Independence Health Group’s Daniel Hilferty on the Switch to Working Virtually

The CEO talks about the need for 100 percent testing and the rise of telemedicine.

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12 Philadelphians on How COVID-19 Turned Their Worlds Upside Down

In an instant, the crisis changed everything about how we live. A dozen perspectives on what that meant.

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A Philly Bride Who Traded Her Big Wedding for a Small Backyard Ceremony

Erin Markle, whose mom is battling breast cancer, went through with the ceremony to ensure her mother could be there.

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Best Thing This Week: At Least the English Language Isn’t Self-Isolating

Merriam-Webster is adding 535 new words to the dictionary. Of course, many of them are pandemic-related.

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Riders Union to SEPTA: Do More to Ease Crowding and Hellish Commutes

A rider advocacy group says SEPTA’s current Lifeline service doesn’t do enough to help essential travelers.


The Pandemic Isn’t Bringing Out the Best in People. It’s Showing People as They Truly Are

It’s fantasy to think that difficult times change our very natures.

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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Philly Coronavirus News: You Can Probably Forget About Public Pools in Philadelphia This Summer

Plus, the city just quintupled its fine for stay-at-home violators.


These Are 10 of the Coolest, Oldest and Most Storied Trees in Philadelphia

Some are still reaching skyward, others are gone but have amazing tales to tell, and one was the subject of a decades-old mystery.

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A Fairmount Creative Director Filmed This Uplifting Video Tribute to His Neighbors

Jake Krolick wanted to show the world that “there are good things happening as well.”

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Philly Coronavirus News: Pennsylvania’s Takeout Cocktails Plan

You’ll be able to get a 64-ounce drink to go. Now that’s one big margarita!

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Seth Williams Was Just Released from Federal Prison

Less than three years after a judge sentenced him to five, the disgraced former district attorney is back in Philly at an undisclosed location.

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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.


Coronavirus Could Put a $650 Million Hole in Philly’s Budget. Here Are Four Takeaways

A new report from City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart makes one thing clear: Philly is about to have much less money than it expected. What it means for restaurants, retail, tax reform, and the already-contentious relationship between the controller and the Mayor.


Once the Quarantine Is Over, I’m Over These Philly Institutions

In times of adversity, people reveal who they really are. Consider the tone-deaf actions of these institutions during the pandemic.

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Thousands Violate Stay-at-Home Order to Watch Dirt-Stupid Fighter Jet Flyover

Plus, Phillies season could open in June at Citizens Bank Park and takeout cocktails may be coming soon.

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Wondering About Memorial Day Down the Shore? Here’s What Jersey Towns Are Saying About Reopening

What we know so far about whether beaches will open by May 25th.

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