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Overbrook residents defiant after shooting disrupts a cookout attended by hundreds

Overbrook neighborhood resident Leah Small is worried the shooting over the weekend at Baker Playground is only going to reinforce a stigma that paints the neighborhood as a violent area.

By Ximena Conde, WHYY

Philly charter leader says district offered ‘backdoor’ deal for neighborhood high school

Did Philadelphia school officials try to hand over one of their neighborhood high schools to a charter operator?

By Avi Wolfman-Arent, Keystone Crossroads

‘They’re bursting at the seams’: As Hahnemann closes labor unit, concerns over lack of maternity wards in Philly

Philadelphia area nurses, midwives and other medical providers said the loss of a hospital like Hahnemann that takes many low-income, Medicaid-dependent patients is unfathomable.

By Emily Scott, WHYY

Swing those partners: Gay square dancers gather in Philadelphia

For the first time, Philadelphia is hosting the annual conference of the International Association of Gay Square Dancing Clubs. Now in its 36th year, it attracts about 800 people from across the country and the world, including Japan and parts of Europe.

By Peter Crimmins, WHYY

North Philly center for immigrant minors stalled by Pa. appeals judge

This ruling is the latest in a five-month-long legal battle between the city of Philadelphia and the for-profit youth social services provider VisionQuest.

By Laura Benshoff, WHYY

Young Olympic hopefuls tackle the Schuylkill with 2028 LA games in mind

Philadelphia is hosting one of six Olympic development camps where young men and women under 19 are already preparing for the 2028 Summer Games in Los Angeles.

By Mark Eichmann, WHYY

Philly believes it can win hosting rights for 2026 men’s World Cup

‘We are a city that loves big events. We thrive on them."
By Tom MacDonald, WHYY

Midwives hope Philly’s first free-standing birth center will make inclusive care more accessible

Birth centers are seen by a growing number of mothers to be a favored alternative.
By Emily Scott, WHYY

For parents who work nights and weekends, study finds child care is especially difficult

Despite the apparent gap between supply and need, child care providers aren’t rushing to fill the void.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent, Keystone Crossroads

Drexel survey shows wider neighborhood support for overdose prevention site

A new study from Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health found that 90% of Kensington residents who responded to an in-person survey supported an overdose-prevention site in their neighborhood.

By Nina Feldman, WHYY