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The Lonely Disease: An Abington teacher's fight for survival against coronavirus

Maureen Boland, an English teacher at Abington High School, was hospitalized for coronavirus. She narrowly escaped the ICU.

Medical Reserve Corps volunteers talk about their work at Citizen's Bank Park testing site

John Muccitelli, Medical Reserve Corps volunteer, talks with Inquirer reporter outside of the coronavirus testing site near Citizen's Bank Park.

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The American Red Cross faces a severe blood shortage amid coronavirus spread

As the coronavirus pandemic grows in the U.S., blood drive cancellations have grown at an alarming rate.

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March for Our Lives rally marks second anniversary of Parkland shooting

A "March for Our Lives" rally honored the victims of the mass shooting two years ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and called for action against gun violence at Love Park in Philadelphia on Saturday Feb. 15, 2020.

Former Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown hitting a new stride

Former Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown flamed out of the major leagues but has found a new calling: helping young players as a private hitting instructor.

Becoming a stand-up comic at 81

Natalie Levant, 88, performs her stand-up comedy in the back room of Ray's Happy Birthday Bar in South Philadelphia, on Jan. 25, 2020.

Watch what happened when President Trump visited Wildwood

President Donald Trump spoke at a Keep America Great campaign rally in Wildwood, N.J., on Tuesday.

Jesse Hart faces off with Joe Smith Jr. in the ring

Jesse “Hollywood” Hart and Joe “The Beast” Smith Jr. face off during the main event, the light heavyweight battle, during the Top Rank Boxing event.

Teaching cursive writing

Cursive writing is a skill that has largely fallen by the wayside in a tech era where most students use electronic devices and rarely use a pen or pencil to handwrite their assignments. Many states eliminated it from their Common Core State Standards for English. Critics say cursive writing is an antiquated skill no longer needed, but some experts believe cursive writing is stimulating brain activity, increasing writing speed, improving retention and self-discipline by developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

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Everybody Hits closes its doors

Popular local batting cage and music venue Everybody Hits closes its doors for the final time.