What to Know and Expect During an Unprecedented Election Day in Philly

The polls are open. Between the protests, heavy law enforcement presence and the pandemic, you probably have more questions than ever. We’re here to help.

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A Funeral Director on Preparing for What’s to Come

Victor Baldi III, the fourth-generation funeral director at Baldi Funeral Home on South Broad Street, on bracing for the surge amid a pandemic.

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Philly’s Managing Director on How Nothing Prepares You for a Crisis Like This One

Brian Abernathy on reacting to the coronavirus in real time.

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A Seven-Year-Old Who’s Missing Her Friends and Her Birthday

Sasha Martin chats with her mom about what quarantine has looked like from her perspective.

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A Grocery-Store Worker Who’s Working to Support Family, Despite the Health Risks

The longtime employee has a respiratory illness, but not going to work is not an option.

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A Philly Teacher on Inspiring Kids During the Crisis

Keziah Ridgeway continued to teach her popular African American history class, even after the School District said remote learning should stop.

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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.

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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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.

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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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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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