For Philadelphia, 2013 was filled with crushing lows and euphoric highs, but the biggest stories shaped us, made us better, and united us in ways we could never have imagined. Solomon Jones looks at the events that shaped the year.
Gov. Corbett has refused to expand Medicaid, a move that will affect a million Pennsylvanians, including hundreds of thousands in Philadelphia, where 15 percent have no health insurance. Solomon Jones says it doesn’t have to be that way.
Food cart food is faster and cheaper than fast food. But the carts don’t reveal calorie counts or nutritional values. We tested 10 of the most popular items for nutritional value. Get ready for some surprises.
The stories are so eerily similar that they could very well describe the same incident. A wary cab driver casts a sidelong glance at a passenger in the rearview mirror. The driver is directed to turn onto an unfamiliar street. A gun is drawn. The driver’s life hangs in the balance.
As students get ready to go back to school, one father worries about the effect the cutbacks and the continuing turmoil in the Philadelphia School District will have on his daughter, a sixth grader in one of the city’s public schools.