Mike Newall has been writing for The Inquirer since 2010. Originally from Brooklyn, N.Y, Newall graduated from The Catholic University of America. He has been writing about Philadelphia crime, courts, politics, and neighborhoods since 2003. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and dog.

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Investigating shootings in Northwest Philly: ‘Two guys who shouldn’t have brought guns to a fistfight’ | Mike Newall

The Northwest Police Division — stretching from Lehigh Avenue to North Philly to Chestnut Hill — has the highest shooting rate of any division in the city.

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After her father was murdered, she vowed to get the education he never could. Now she’s a two-time Fulbright scholar. | Mike Newall

After suffering tremendous tragedy, Nadira Branch refused to be defined by fear, or grief, or a false choice.

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Welcome, wayward Brooklynites. Here's what you need to know about life in Philly.

Welcome, wayward Brooklynites, to the promised land.

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Behold the juneberry, Philly’s sweetest secret, and the harvesters who pluck them from the sidewalks | Mike Newall

The real pleasure of the juneberry harvest is the way a hidden layer of the city ripens before you.

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Of course Philly’s street-sweeping trucks don’t fit down our streets. The city must show they can fix it. | Mike Newall

Perhaps someone should have pulled out a measuring tape before we pressed “order” on the trash tanks.

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Ethan Okula’s foster mother was sentenced in his tragic death. So many more are to blame | Mike Newall

So many people failed 10-year-old Ethan that it is hard to decipher who bore legal responsibility.

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The old Inquirer Building is soon to become Police Headquarters. My tour was bittersweet. | Mike Newall

Our papers have had a complicated relationship with the police. And now the police will make our old building theirs. Allow us a moment.