Joseph A. Gambardello is a Team Now morning staff writer. A former wire service reporter and foreign correspondent and New York City newspaper journalist, he joined the Inquirer in 1995 and has worked on the City, South Jersey, Features, and Online Desks.

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Here's how the impeachment process works

The Constitution gives the House of Representatives the power to charge a president with offenses that could lead to removal from office.

A third day of unrest in Philly: Peaceful protests, police fire gas, neighbors clash in Fishtown

The country has been "sitting on a powder keg for quite some time, and it has burst,” Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said, while Mayor Jim Kenney said Monday that Philadelphia is “in the middle of one of the biggest crises in the city’s history."

Philadelphia’s yellow phase will be a ‘cautious restart of certain activities'; Wolf vows Pa. schools will reopen by fall, but may look different

As Pennsylvania officials prepare for a potential second wave of the virus in the fall, Gov. Tom Wolf said the state hopes to never again have to implement a shutdown.

Planning for Philly outdoor dining is ‘extremely complicated,’ officials say; it’s too soon to know coronavirus’ full impact on area hospitals

And, Democratic state lawmakers in Pennsylvania want to know why they weren't told a Republican colleague tested positive for the coronavirus.

Philly Archdiocese plans to resume public Masses on June 6; top Pa. health official says increased testing makes metrics ‘less critical’ for reopening

Once Pennsylvania restaurants, hair salons, malls, and gyms reopen to in-person services in the “green” phase, they can operate only at 50% occupancy, according to new guidelines.

N.J. farmworkers will be screened for coronavirus symptoms; businesses reopening early can lead to virus’ spread, health official warns

And, Pennsylvania has seen two confirmed cases of a possible coronavirus-related inflammatory disease in children during the pandemic.

Clementon church opens against N.J. shutdown order; Pa. to release guidance on how pro sports can operate

And, Mayor Jim Kenney is encouraging Philadelphians to follow social distancing guidelines over the holiday weekend, and to resist the urge to hold gatherings.

New Jersey authorizes 18,000 pharmacists to perform coronavirus tests; Pa. real estate allowed to resume in-person operation

More than 20,000 Philadelphians have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, but the spread of new infections continues to slow.