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Why the SCOTUS Ruling on PA’s Mail-Ballot Deadline Is Both Good News and Extremely Ominous

The court declined to overturn the state Supreme Court, which means the state’s extended mail-in ballot deadline will stand. But with the vote split 4-4 and a new conservative justice set to join the court, there’s every indication that rulings like this will soon be things of the past.


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Q&A: Kamala Harris Explains How She and Joe Biden Will Address Philly’s Biggest Challenges

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Sorry, Marc Vetri, But Philly Isn’t Buying Your COVID Advice

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Controversial Deer Hunt Returns to Philly This Weekend

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Best Thing This Week: A Winner in Wawa vs. Sheetz!

The battle for your belly is officially over and done thanks to this Shorti birth announcement.

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Mayor Kenney’s Thursday Zoom Press Conference Didn’t Go So Well

The mayor grew visibly agitated as reporters had the nerve to ask him about gun violence, COVID-related SEPTA problems and, yes, Philadelphia trash pickup.

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Meet the 2.5 Percent: Philly’s Black Business Owners in Beauty, Health and Wellness

In Philly, where only 2.5 percent of businesses are Black-owned, these entrepreneurs have overcome more obstacles than most. Then came the pandemic, which drew a stark line between essential and non-essential businesses.

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Mayor Kenney to Philadelphia: Knock It Off With Your DIY Home Reno Projects

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.

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Uncle Bobbie’s Owner Marc Lamont Hill on Anti-Racist Reading Lists and Reopening for Business

The Germantown bookstore, a Best of Philly winner this year, reopened this week for the first time since March.

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What Happened to Marie Noe, the Philadelphia Mother Who Murdered Eight of Her Babies?

The West Kensington woman’s case stunned the world in 1998 — but had faded from memory over the years. Here’s how her story ends.


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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A Eulogy for the Broad and Walnut Street Wawa

The store represented Wawa’s grand return to Center City in 2015. Does its closing portend doom for our downtown?

Opinion

I’m Tired of Black Leaders Being Brought in to Clean Up White People’s Messes

Mayor Kenney’s recent decision to promote Tumar Alexander to acting managing director continues an annoying pattern in which Black people are summoned in times of political desperation.

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The First Black Woman to Run an AC Casino on Starting Her New Job Amid COVID

An interview with the Borgata’s new president, Melonie Johnson.

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School District Board Says It Can’t Remove Embattled Official Christine Alonso

But one board member is publicly calling for Alonso’s resignation after her appearance at a counter demonstration to a Black Lives Matter protest in Delco.

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A Philly Trashman on Picking Up Your Garbage in the Middle of a Pandemic

Terrill Haigler, best known as @_yafavtrashman on Instagram, talks about aggressive rodents, becoming the public face of sanitation workers, and three simple things you can do to help his colleagues speed up trash collection.

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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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BLM Protesters Call for Delco School Board Official’s Removal After Her Behavior at Protest

She’s been accused of using racial slurs. Christine Alonso tells a different story.

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MSNBC’s Ali Velshi on Covering Primaries, Pandemics and Protests

On his new eponymous weekend show, the journalist is interviewing frontline power players and interacting with frontline protesters on the streets.

Opinion

Best Thing This Week: A Win for a Great Old Oak Tree

The owners of Chester County’s Great Oak Farm have prevented future development of their property, home to a magnificent William Penn Tree.

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Temple Faculty Union Demands Right to Teach Online This Fall

With 92 percent approval, the union issued a list of demands — chief among them the guaranteed right to opt out of in-person teaching this fall. The Temple admin says that’s not the majority staff opinion.

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