Nathaniel is a reporter on the investigations team using data to better understand how government agencies and those in power operate.​

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Despite concerns of lawlessness, Philadelphia crime drops in first week of social distancing

A week after the sudden shutdown of the city of Philadelphia, reported crime has dropped to some of the lowest levels seen in years, according to an Inquirer analysis of preliminary incident data.

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Demand for ICU beds will greatly outstrip availability if coronavirus hits Pa. hard

Pennsylvania’s ICU units will need 2.5 to 7 times the number of beds they can likely make available, a new estimate shows. Just how great the need is will depend on how much of the population the virus ends up infecting — and how quickly.

Richard J. Fox, real estate developer and namesake of Temple’s business school, dies at 92

“We recognized the many ways he made Temple better by naming the Richard J. Fox School of Business and Management in his honor; but the truth is he honored us with his time, his dedication and his ongoing support,” said Temple President Richard Englert.

Philly’s notorious ‘courtesy’ tows infuriate drivers, waste police resources

It’s an antiquated system that can be comically inefficient, plagued by vague and conflicting policies and shoddy recordkeeping.

Philadelphia hepatitis data exposure posed ‘no risk to confidentiality’ because of Inquirer notification, city says

The city and CDC concluded patient medical records were not compromised in a breach discovered in October. The Inquirer notified the city before others could access the data.

How OxyContin helped pave the way for an opioid crisis in Philadelphia

An Inquirer analysis of federal records of OxyContin shipments brings to light, for the first time, the Philadelphia retailers who were buying the drug — and how much of it was likely being abused.

Interactive: Philadelphia pharmacies loved OxyContin — until suddenly they didn’t

An interactive graphic delves into millions of recently unsealed records to show how Philadelphia's orders for OxyContin surged and then receded immediately after the drug was made harder to crush and snort. The pattern — a red flag for rampant abuse — was driven by just a handful of pharmacies.

Inspectors found violations at homes run by Movita Johnson-Harrell’s nonprofit while authorities say she was collecting cash

Over several years, state inspectors accused the homes run by State Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell's nonprofit of infractions including disrepair, mismanaging residents’ finances and errors in administering residents’ medications, records obtained by The Inquirer show.

Philly health department website exposed names of thousands of people with hepatitis

The data was accessible through an online portal. It is not clear how many people may have seen it.

Two children in the care of an East Falls medical facility died within 11 days of each other. The state is giving it another chance.

Pa. officials found that Pediatric Specialty Care, a facility for medically fragile children in Philadelphia’s East Falls, had staffing issues “conducive to serious injury or death,” which the company disputed.