Aaron Moselle, WHYY

Aaron Moselle is a general assignment reporter for NewsWorks, filing stories for both web and radio. While you can find him at the courthouse or a school funding rally, he also spends a good chunk of his time writing about issues in Northwest Philadelphia, where he was born and raised. (Yes. Mount Airy is part of the city.) Before arriving at WHYY in 2010, Aaron was a freelance writer for a collection of community newspapers and alternative weeklies. He still can't get over the fact that he can walk to so many sights and sounds from his home base in South Philly.

Latest by Aaron Moselle, WHYY


Study: Immigrant families in U.S. avoiding food stamps and other safety net programs

“What’s worrisome about it is that it’s discouraging folks from participating in programs for which they’re eligible."
By Aaron Moselle, WHYY

Unemployment is down in Philly. Is job hunting in the city any easier?

“I’ve applied to a few jobs, and I’ve gotten every job I’ve applied for."
By Aaron Moselle, WHYY

Cash for the poor? General Assistance welfare again under threat in Pa.

“These are folks who are really struggling to get by on a day-to-day basis, and General Assistance is the only income support that’s available to them.”
By Aaron Moselle, WHYY

Chester City records fewer murders amid drop in crime

“The truth is there’s no way to eradicate crime, but we can and will suppress it."
By Aaron Moselle, WHYY

Furloughed IRS workers must return to work ahead of tax season

Alex Jay Berman has worked for the IRS more than two decades. He hasn’t a gotten a paycheck in a month. In two weeks, the balance of his savings account will hit zero.

By Aaron Moselle, WHYY

Bucks County parent details violent origin of controversial school mascot

“It was used to describe body parts taken for bounty – bounty that was paid to white settlers.”
By Aaron Moselle, WHYY

Defense expert: Neshaminy School District mascot reflects ‘living tradition’

“It’s really unfortunate in this case that they’re being disparaged as racists.”
By Aaron Moselle, WHYY

Pa. commission could ax controversial Neshaminy school mascot

“It’s not only racial and insensitive, it’s polarizing.” -- Chad Dion Lassiter, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission executive director.
By Aaron Moselle, WHYY

Despite high poverty, fewer people live on Philly’s streets than in other big cities

As of January, 1,083 Philadelphians live on the streets, according to city data.
By Aaron Moselle, WHYY

Algorithm to reform criminal sentencing in Pa. faces deluge of criticism

“We need to treat everyone in this system as a person, not a number.”
By Aaron Moselle, WHYY