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.

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‘I’m still not calm’: Exhausted neighbors unsettled after North Philly police shooting

“It was scary as hell. It was like something out of a movie.”
By Aaron Moselle, WHYY

Philly mother decries ‘a slow-moving massacre in our city’ after latest mass shootings

Philadelphia’s annual homicide tally has risen above 300 the last two years and is on track to do so again in 2019, with 193 people killed so far this year — a 7% increase over this time in 2018.

By Aaron Moselle, WHYY

Historic Pa. law to automatically seal millions of criminal charges starting Friday

“Once this is done, I just feel like a weight will be lifted off my shoulders.”
By Aaron Moselle, WHYY

1 in 3 Pa. households struggle to make ends meet, according to United Way report

“[These families] are one emergency away from desperate situations if they don’t have savings or other means to help them deal with it,”
By Aaron Moselle, WHYY

Philly putting ‘dozens’ more cops on the street this summer as murders, shootings rise

“The police can’t do it all. Simple as that”
By Aaron Moselle, WHYY

New $65M legal center hopes to be game changer for Philly’s poor

The Equal Justice Center will put more than a dozen of the city’s civil legal aid groups under one roof.

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
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