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Good Morning America Told Ala Stanford The City Named a Street After Her. They Didn’t.

The nationally-televised gesture was essentially a publicity stunt. But recognizing the founder of the Black Doctor’s COVID-19 Consortium is still a great idea. Here’s what needs to happen to make it a reality.


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News

Germantown Academy Fires Popular Spanish Teacher Amid Allegations of Sexual Abuse

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Longform

How the Pandemic Turned a South Philly Golf Course Into the City’s Best New Park

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An Oral History of the Sound of Philadelphia

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Longform

Who, Exactly, Is Philly Fighting COVID?

How a 22-year-old CEO with virtually no health-care experience got picked to run the first mass vaccination clinic in Philadelphia.

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Philadelphia Health Department Severs Relationship with Philly Fighting COVID

The startup organization, founded by a 22-year-old Drexel student, had been running the city’s first COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic. But after the organization changed its data privacy practices, the city has cut ties.

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Philly Painter Perry Milou Goes After Online “Ripoffs” of His Biden and Harris Mugs

His complaints are not without a tinge of irony, since Milou once found himself in trouble over a painting inspired by a Pope Francis photo.

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Longform

Barstool Sports Is Betting Big on Philly. But Are We the City They Think We Are?

Crude, lewd Barstool founder Dave Portnoy thought this was the perfect city from which to launch his new sports gambling app. Maybe once upon a time, it was.

Opinion

I Took a COVID-19 Vaccine Selfie. Then the Questions Came Pouring In.

The response to one Instagram post shows just how much mistrust of the vaccine there is among the Black community. They’re concerns I shared — here’s why I got the shot anyway.

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Turns Out “Missing” Main Line Man Was Just a Sex Offender in Hiding

The feds say Tim Dillon was living 2,000 miles away under an assumed name.


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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Has Philly Turned a COVID Corner? This Pandemic Modeling Expert Is Optimistic

David Rubin, who’s been modeling the pandemic for months at CHOP, shares three reasons for optimism and two causes for concern (because it can’t be all good news, right?).

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This South Jersey Woman Helped Lead the Charge Up the Capitol Steps

Eight months after she was charged for her actions outside notorious Atilis Gym in Bellmawr, Medford’s Stephanie Hazelton (a.k.a. Ayla Wolf) stood at the entrance to the Capitol declaring, “We need more men!”

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Meet the Deep-Voiced Delco Teen Making Sea Shanties Cool

Luke Taylor joined TikTok as a lark, to pass the time during quarantine. Now, the Garnet Valley High graduate is lending his basso profundo voice to the country’s latest craze.

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News

4 Ways the City Could Make the Winter of COVID More Liveable

From making the most of parks to re-routing SEPTA, how Philly could and should adapt to the season.

Guides

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Opportunities to Volunteer and Celebrate in Philadelphia

Honor the legacy of the civil rights leader with these events and service opportunities.

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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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White South Jersey Cop Who Casually Pepper-Sprayed Black Teen Is Banned From Holding Any Public Job In the State

Back in June, we told you about Ryan Dubiel, the white Woodlynne police officer who was caught on video pepper-spraying a Black teen who wasn’t […]

Opinion

After Trump Insurrection, the Need for Newsroom Diversity Couldn’t Be More Obvious

The failed white supremacist coup was incited by the President, but it was enabled by those in the predominantly white media who spent years refusing to call his supporters what they are.

News

Here’s Who’s Next in Line to Get the COVID Vaccine

Three key takeaways from Philadelphia’s weekly briefing, including the return of indoor dining.

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Q&A

City Commissioner Al Schmidt, Hero of the 2020 Election, Is Ready to Call It Quits

Attacked by Trump and targeted by his base, the embattled Republican explains why this term will be his last.

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