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Plus: Interboro schools official refuses to resign in wake of petition bearing more than 8,000 signatures against her. And Wawa debuts very Happy Meals-like kids meals.
Welp, So Much for Social Distancing at the Jersey Shore Over 4th of July Weekend
Plus: Spraygrounds and the Philadelphia Zoo reopen, and the Phillies are back at the ballpark.
Land of Hope and Dreams
The troubling disappearance of young Dulce Maria Alavez has obscured a very different story about the South Jersey town of Bridgeton: how Mexican immigrants are breathing new life into it.
Best Thing: Gritty’s Big Queer Eye Makeover
That navel! Those eyebrows! How do you improve on perfection?
Karens Were Dangerous Before. Now They’re Armed
Karens — racist people who weaponize white supremacy against Black people — have permeated every level of American life, all the way up to the Karen-in-Chief. It’s time to cancel Karen culture.
Wendell Potter on Why America’s Healthcare System Is to Blame for Our Poor Coronavirus Response
The former Cigna insurance executive has been firing off righteous screeds against his old industry on Twitter, outlining just how broken the system is amid the pandemic.
The Battle Over the Frank Rizzo Statue Heads to Federal Court
If you thought that particular fight was over, think again.
Here’s How Philly’s Rich and Famous Are Spending Their Political Dollars
From Stephen Starr to Jennifer Weiner to the brothers responsible for ruining suburban landscapes with all those fugly McMansions.
Yes, You Can Go See a Movie This Weekend — But You Can’t Eat Inside a Philly Restaurant
Exercising inside a Philly gym is also off the table.
What Do Mayor Kenney’s Past Supporters Think of Him Now?
In the wake of the Mayor’s violent response to the George Floyd protests and his recent budget proposal, we checked in with his former endorsers, and other progressive groups, to find out what they’re thinking today.
The Feds Are Playing Hardball With Accused Arsonist Lore Blumenthal
Her attorney calls the situation “absurd.”
Philly Lawyers Prepping Massive Lawsuit Against City Over Tear Gas and Other Incidents
“Police and other officials need to be held accountable for these military-style assaults,” says Center City lawyer Paul Hetznecker.
How the Coronavirus Shutdown Rekindled Our Appreciation of Friendship
One of the many things quarantine revealed to us is what deeply social creatures we are — exactly how much we crave interaction with people who aren’t linked to us by blood or law.
Six Ways to Be a Good Friend for Life
After years of nurturing budding friendships, a Philly preschool teacher shares the secrets to making them last.
Six Ways to Make New Friends in Philly in 2020
Lots of in-person social engagements remain canceled, but there are still plenty of ways to connect with people who share similar interests.
The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The Zoo Goes Greener
A rain garden in the parking lot? You bet — and more!