What pandemic? Tourists crowd Jersey Shore beaches for Independence Day weekend.

The coronavirus pandemic didn’t stop tourists from crowding beaches at the Jersey Shore Friday during the first day of the July 4th weekend. Hardly anyone wore masks on the sand, but sunbathers spread themselves out.

Despite coronavirus risks, young people are socializing and cases are surging. Psychologists explain why.
Getting young people, teenagers in particular, to stop meeting their friends because of the risk of spreading coronavirus can be challenging, psychologists said.

Can independent movie theaters survive coronavirus? Two theaters in the Philly suburbs will test the waters this weekend.
The cautious reopenings will serve as test runs for the community institutions and measuring sticks for the region’s other independent cinemas.

The big factor holding back the U.S. economic recovery: Child care
The child-care crunch triggered by the pandemic has rapidly become a crisis for many workers and companies that is hindering the economic recovery, disproportionately harming women, and threatening to leave deep scars for years.

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Former Phillies pitcher Tyson Brummett dies in plane crash

The Phillies drafted Brummett in 2007's seventh round and he reached the majors for a day in 2012. He was 35 years old.

The most important Pa. congressional races used to be in the Philly suburbs. Not anymore.

In the wake of a broad political realignment turbocharged by President Donald Trump’s election in 2016, attention has shifted to newly contested regions of the state.

Violent extremist or dedicated activist? Battle rages to define demonstrator charged with torching Philly police cars

Friends and family members say the Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal they know bears little resemblance to the caricatures drawn by extremist sympathizers and detractors online - or the portrait of a premeditated arsonist described by prosecutors in court.

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The NBA might be attempting the impossible in return, but everyone should be rooting for it to succeed | David Murphy

Even one positive test could plunge the NBA season into chaos. But sports are like the rest of society in that they must find a way to go on.

Children’s ‘polio-like’ illness may return in August. But a new treatment will cost millions to test.

A form of childhood paralysis has surged every other year since 2014, though COVID-related social distancing may affect its spread this fall.

A quiet, sweaty start to the July 4th weekend in Philly

The coronavirus puts the kibosh on another holiday.

New Jersey is warming faster than other Northeast states, with sea level rise higher too, report finds

New Jersey is warming faster than other Northeast states, with temperatures rising 3.5 degrees since the fossil fuel era began. And it’s about to get even hotter for longer periods.
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