Nick Vadala is a staff writer for the Inquirer, writing about arts, travel, food and drink, and civics. His work has also appeared in Philadelphia magazine and Technical.ly Philly. He grew up in Delaware County's Morton borough and has a degree in journalism from Temple University.

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These are your rights as a tenant in Pennsylvania if you have disability

If you have a disability, you have rights when it comes to renting, designed to prevent discrimination, and allow you to enjoy your property. Here's what you need to know.

You can still volunteer on MLK Day in Philly

Here are some of the best Philadephia-area events and volunteer opportunities this year for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Your rights when you’re looking for a job and you have a criminal record

If you’re looking for work and you have a criminal record, and how should prospective employers handle your application? Here is what you need to know.

Can I travel this winter?

Many of us are wondering if we can go somewhere warm for a winter break. Is a sunny holiday in the cards? Here's how to think about future travel right now.

How to write a will in Pennsylvania

Do I need a lawyer? Can I write it myself? What should it include? Everything you need to know about preparing a will in Pennsylvania.

How to get your criminal record sealed or expunged in Pennsylvania

If you have a criminal record, you have options, including trying to get your record sealed or expunged, or applying for a pardon.

Nursing home residents have rights. Here’s what they are in Pennsylvania, and what to do if they’re violated.

Resident rights put a focus on having a “person-centered approach” to nursing home care, and shift away from older, more medically focused models.

12 free Philly-area holiday light shows to check out this season

We’ve rounded up free holiday light shows in the Philadelphia area, all of which you can see without spending a cent.

The best Philly-area hot sauces, if you can handle them

We’ve rounded up the best Philadelphia-area hot sauce makers worth checking out. Proceed with caution.

The best indie bookstores in Philly, the burbs and N.J.

Here are Philadelphia and New Jersey bookstores you can support during the coronavirus pandemic if you need books to read.