COVID-19

City Life

COVID Turned the Philanthropy World Upside Down

When I was a child, my mother would speak often of her father. He was 22 when he and my grandmother came up from North […]

City Life

ThinkFest 2021: Ala Stanford Talks COVID-19 Plan

ThinkFest 2021 is all about legends, leaders, and the next generation of power brokers who are designing Philadelphia’s future by tackling some of the city’s most […]

stock photo of students wearing masks in schools, something that is the subject of a lawsuit over the mask mandate in Bucks County schools
City Life

School Masks Are Now a “Satanic Ritual,” According to Parents Suing a Local School District

The Bucks County school mask mandate fight has been playing out in angry school board meetings and community Facebook groups as well as in the […]

City Life

Stop Judging People for Going to Outdoor Events. The COVID Mandates Are Working.

As we all began to adjust to in-person gatherings this summer in the wake of vaccination requirements, I noticed a growing trend: social media doomsaying. […]

City Life

It Just Got Even Easier to Get Backup Proof of Vaccination in Philly

With more and more businesses requiring proof of vaccination, CDC vaccination cards have been an indispensable addition to the “phone, keys, wallet” incantation you recite […]

a man smokes a cigarette at the 2019 mummers parade
City Life

With No Ban on Large Events in Philadelphia, Mummers Move Forward With 2022 Parade

Will there be a Mummers Parade in 2022? Now that summer is over, at least unofficially, and the kids are back in school, this is […]

philly fitness industry
Be Well Philly

The Pandemic Forced Big Changes in the Philly Fitness World. Where Does It Go From Here?

On March 13th, I walked into Revel Ride with my spin shoes, my mask, and what felt like first-date jitters. Sure, I had Zoomed Revel’s […]

City Life

Fully Vaxxed and Worried About Delta? Here’s What You Need to Know Now

In retrospect, there were only about two weeks when it truly felt like the pandemic might be on its way out the door. It was […]

City Life

Why I’ve Decided to Stop Debating Vaccine-Resistant People

For many of the fully vaccinated among us who have spent much of the past year arguing with family, friends and colleagues who have refused […]

City Life

Expect a Rise in COVID Cases for the Next Month, CHOP Says

The Policy Lab at CHOP has been a leading voice when it comes to trying to model the course of the pandemic. It’s the kind […]

City Life

We Told Our Wedding Guests They Had to Be Vaccinated. Here’s What Happened Next

I was told that in the weeks leading up to my wedding, shit would get real. But I never imagined such a bombshell.  Until very […]

protecting unvaccinated
City Life

The Return of COVID Restrictions Proves That Unvaccinated Lives Matter

The rise of new COVID-19 cases caused by the highly contagious Delta variant — and the return of restrictions in their wake — has produced […]

proof of vaccination at concerts is on the rise, like with the foo fighters concert at madison square garden in new york
City Life

Going to a Philly Concert? You May Have to Bring Your Proof of Vaccination

If you’re going to Wednesday night’s sold out Japanese Breakfast concert at Union Transfer — the fifth sold out Japanese Breakfast concert at Union Transfer […]

anti-vax covid
City Life

If You Won’t Get Vaccinated, You Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Have Fun

In one of my all-time favorite films, Mean Girls, there’s a scene in which the alpha-female of her high school, Regina George, decides to wear […]

philadelphia restaurant martha, located in the kensington neighborhood, has angered many with its new proof of vaccination policy
City Life

Philly Restaurant Martha Sparks Outrage Over Proof-of-Vaccination Policy

With a lot of uncertainty in the air right now over COVID and the Delta variant, there has been a lot of talk of mandated […]