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We’re starting to see a little light at the end of the tunnel, but we’re still very much in the throes of a pandemic. At the same time, Philadelphia is bursting with all kinds of exciting things to do in the fresh, open air so you can have some fun while maintaining a responsible and … Continue reading Things to Do in Philadelphia This Week
In 1993, a Philadelphia jury convicted Tony Wright of raping and murdering my aunt, Louise Talley. Prosecutors told my family that the trial would bring us both the closure and the healing we badly needed, but nothing could have been further from the truth. Over the next 25 years, any hope of healing unraveled as … Continue reading Guest Commentary: Carlos Vega Is the Wrong D.A. For Philly
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Before he was a beloved pediatrician, a 20-year veteran of St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Dan Taylor was a Philly kid. And part of being a Philly kid—at least when Taylor was growing up in West Mt. Airy—meant playing basketball. MORE ON SPORTS FOR GOOD Can basketball reduce gun violence? It did in Richmond, Virginia. … Continue reading Citizen of the Week: Dr. Dan Taylor