A Philly woman was in prison for life. Villanova students, and one weird coincidence, helped get her out.
Cynthia Alvarado, who had served more than 11 years of a life sentence, was freed March 11. She is now a grandmother, her daughters grown up.

Syringe exchanges deemed ‘life-sustaining’ during Pa. shutdown, raising hopes for eventual legalization
Although technically illegal in Pennsylvania, about 20 syringe exchange programs operate across the state.

Fewer penalties, more flexibility for retirement plans under new economic stimulus
Goodies for Americans saving for retirement, and those already retired, are tucked inside the massive coronavirus stimulus package passed last week.

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With Phillies’ home opener on hold, Citizens Bank Park has become a haunting sight | David Murphy

As with previous recoveries, sports will lead the way. But with Citizens Bank Park now the first line of defense against COVID-19, the reopening of the economy still feels far away.

MacGyvering the coronavirus: Designers rig makeshift ventilators, valves, and more

With ventilators at a premium, innovators are experimenting with motorized contraptions make of wood, nylon, and PVC in hopes of saving patients.

After 39 years and more than 30,000 hours in the air, a pioneering female pilot retires

“It was love at first flight,” Marsh said of flying. “I just took to it and never turned back.”

Where to order Passover dinner, dessert, and wine during the shutdown

Seders will be different this year, but you still need to eat.

Philly’s new moms can now get breastfeeding counseling via video chat during coronavirus pandemic

The service is thanks to a partnership between a telehealth company and the city, which accelerated the time line for unveiling the partnership to serve mothers under a stay-at-home order.

Flyers, Brent Flahr preparing for NHL draft, which will be a bigger crapshoot than usual

The coronavirus outbreak has canceled the junior seasons and tournaments, causing NHL scouts to watch a lot more video as they evaluate players while preparing for the draft.
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