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These are the people we’ve lost to the coronavirus in Greater Philadelphia

Relatives. Friends. Neighbors. Colleagues. People met here for the first time. All are connected by a shared tragedy: They are victims of COVID-19, the disease that has killed thousands in the Philadelphia area. Here are some of their stories.

PREVIEW ONLY - How to summer in Philly

ur guide to your best 2020 Philly summer, with activities, recipes and advice for a fun and safe season.

Opinion

Independence, annotated: How the Declaration of Independence both fails and guides 244 years after its signing | Opinion

For July 4th, The Inquirer tapped six Philadelphians to offer their visions for how America’s founding document should be reimagined in the name of equality.

How to summer in Philly

Your guide to your best 2020 Philly summer, with activities, recipes, and advice for a fun and safe season.

Opinion

TEST: Independence, annotated: How the Declaration of Independence both fails and guides 244 years after its signing | Opinion

For July 4th, The Inquirer tapped six Philadelphians to offer their visions for how America’s founding document should be reimagined in the name of equality.

Opinion

Do police belong in schools? | Pro/Con

The Inquirer turned to the ACLU of Pennsylvania’s expert on school police and the Philadelphia School District’s superintendent to debate.

Opinion

Reimagining police: 14 ways to change a broken system

As protests call for change, community leaders, activists, law enforcement, and others offer ideas.

Local writers imagine what Philadelphia will look like a year after the coronavirus first hit | Fiction

Visions of our future include out-of-work mascots rallying, a child learning about birthday parties, and a laid-off man finding meaning on the streets.

A note about our coronavirus coverage

We’ve mobilized our entire newsroom to meet our readers’ needs for vital information in these challenging times.

Opinion

Police departments are broken. Is it time to abolish them all together? | Pro/Con

Philadelphia starts the new year with a new police commissioner and the promise of long-overdue reform. But is reform the solution?