The Sixers’ rebound over the last few years may be due to “The Process,” but fans also have a group of women working behind the scenes to thank. This morning columnist Marcus Hayes has the stories on nine incredible women making the team better on the court and off. You’ll want to set aside some time for all that inspiration. Another great way to start the day? Math! But seriously, we also have the recipe for determining your tax bill following new 2020 property assessments and, like it or not, homeowners may want to break out the calculator.

— Aubrey Nagle (@aubsn,

Need another reason to love the Sixers? The NBA is working to put more women in charge, on the court and around it, and Philly’s favorite basketball team is leading the way.

By some counts, they have the most women in significant positions in the league, from data scientists to chief marketing officers to VPs of human resources, business operations, service and operations, and player development.

We’re profiling the nine women making the Sixers perhaps the most progressive team in the most progressive major sports league in the country, if not the world. Get ready to be impressed.

Hundreds of thousands of Philadelphia homeowners are learning this month that their taxes will increase in 2020. It’s all thanks to the city’s newly released property assessments, which increased values for three-quarters of residential properties.

The assessments will be used to determine your tax bill ... but how exactly?

With a little math and an explanation from reporter Laura McCrystal, you can calculate your new tax bill right now.

There’s a lot at Philadelphia International Airport that is home away from home for hundreds of city cab drivers who spend hours there each day waiting to pick up passengers.

It’s not much, but there are a few tables and chairs, plus a double-wide trailer they’ve turned into a makeshift mosque for Muslims, who make up more than 50 percent of the city’s taxi operators.

But at the end of the month, the airport intends to shut down the lot in an effort to streamline traffic. In response, the cabbies have voted to authorize a strike there.

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April 17, 2019
Signe Wilkinson
April 17, 2019

“Unlike most American cities, Philadelphia’s identity rests on the fact that much of the historic fabric here remains largely intact. That patrimony is one of the city’s strongest assets. But in the rush to develop and modernize, Philadelphia is thoughtlessly letting go of many significant buildings that played a role in the city’s formation and that are part of our common heritage.” — Architecture critic Inga Saffron on how Philadelphians would react if the city’s historic buildings burned like Notre Dame.

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Keira McGrenehan, 10, uses the ergometer machine while she trains with members of the Penn women's rowing team on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.
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Keira McGrenehan, 10, uses the ergometer machine while she trains with members of the Penn women's rowing team on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.

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Penn’s female rowing crew just got a new teammate. She’s only 10 years old, but she’s taken to the team like oars to water.