What will the pandemic do to our sense of boundaries? With some paths closed, our futures look more like home

Becoming more familiar with our neighbors, a state heightened by our collective coronavirus grounding, can have far-reaching implications.

Health experts say Philly-area schools could consider reopening this month based on coronavirus transmission rates

“We haven’t seen a huge resurgence at least as of yet” in the wake of Labor Day and college reopenings, said Dr. David Rubin of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia PolicyLab.

Health experts say Philly-area schools could consider reopening this month based on coronavirus transmission rates

“We haven’t seen a huge resurgence at least as of yet” in the wake of Labor Day and college reopenings, said Dr. David Rubin of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia PolicyLab.

Turning 21 during the pandemic means dialing back expectations

Beyond trivial inconveniences like mask-wearing and constant hand-washing, turning 21 in the middle of a global pandemic feels like a treacherous milestone.

Turning 21 during the pandemic means dialing back expectations

Beyond trivial inconveniences like mask-wearing and constant hand-washing, turning 21 in the middle of a global pandemic feels like a treacherous milestone.

Holocaust survivor finally gets her high-school diploma - at age 88

Denied a formal education during her war-torn childhood, a Holocaust survivor who educated herself finally receives an honorary high-school diploma.

Holocaust survivor finally gets her high-school diploma - at age 88

Denied a formal education during her war-torn childhood, a Holocaust survivor who educated herself finally receives an honorary high-school diploma.
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Dear Abby | Newly sober mom regrets pain she caused her family

DEAR ABBY: After smoking marijuana for 20 years, I quit two days ago.

18,000 Philly school families still lack reliable internet; board hears of coming financial pain

City officials said they realized the urgency of dependable internet access in a city where over three-quarters of public school students live in poverty.

Archdiocese tells St. Michael members they must wait for church sale to restore unauthorized changes by priest

After the public outcry by St. Michael members over the unauthorized renovations, the Archdiocese had its pastor apologize and promised to restore the sanctuary by Sept. 11. The date came and went.

To do this week: Get your outdoors fall-ready

This week, we have advice for how to make sense of a whole other pandemic season.

Our future selves

There have been a lot of predictions about how institutions will adjust to a post-COVID-19 world. And so, Our Future Selves series was born.

Outdoor heaters are the hot accessory as it gets colder. Here’s how to buy one.

Propane, gas, electric? What are your options when it comes to buying your own patio heater, and what should you look out for when purchasing one? Here is what you need to know.

Things to do this week: Mann Center Virtual Party, Eastern State Penitentiary Night Tours, last call for Jurassic Quest and more

Plus Restaurant Week and Dining Days, Fringe Festival, installations at the Navy Yard and more

Villanova senior creates a ‘prevention pantry’ to keep students safe in the pandemic

“I love helping people,” she said, simply. “I always want to do stuff to help people.”

Our indulgences have become more about self-care than spending. Picture a future of lattes, not luxury.

During a time when taking care of basic needs comes with risk, even small indulgent rituals, like frothing our own milk for a home latte, really feels like a special occasion.

Opinion

Dear Abby | Deleted texts to new friend arouse wife’s suspicions

DEAR ABBY: My husband is currently at a job that, at first, he complained was a “drag.” It later became a place he seemed to be OK working at.

To honor South Philly’s Mexican community there’s a new mural — with a poem — ‘to provide a sense of hope’

The poem "To Love the Soul of the Sea," written by Carlos José Pérez Sámano, was painted as part of a mural by local artist César Viveros.

Friends' Central teacher abused student, lawsuit says

The boy, who is not named in the suit, told his parents he had been scared to tell them because he was afraid of getting in more trouble with his teacher.

Opinion

Dear Abby | Early lesson in social graces helps overcome initial shyness

DEAR ABBY: When I was a young adult, I had difficulty speaking with strangers.

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