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Why I Chose Life

With all the news about protests over a possible overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court, I could not help but be reminded of all the grief I had trying to conceive...

Grassroots democracy

This is the time of year when wards across Philadelphia make their candidate endorsements for the upcoming primary on May 17. Both Republicans and Democrats engage in this process. Recently, Democratic ward leaders in...

Letter to the Editor: Dr. Nche Zama for governor

Throughout my life and career, I have actively worked on behalf of and watched many candidates run for PA governor. I have heard many of them speak as to why they believe they should...

Letter to the Editor: Michael Giangiordano for state representative

I want to wish Mike Giangiordano all the best in running in the May 17 election for state representative in the 184th district. He would be a great state rep for all of us...

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for the lights

I have lived in South Philadelphia my whole life, and my children played sports at SEYAA growing up, at which time I became a volunteer. I spend a lot of time at the fields...

Cardella: Be Careful What You Wish For

If the leaked Supreme Court document winds up as the final decision, Roe v. Wade is dead. And while the right wing is rejoicing in victory at the moment, their joy may turn out...

Fixing fertility coverage

In a world where roughly one in 10 people struggles with infertility, one may think that treatments would be affordable and accessible. But, sadly, that’s not the case. At least not in Pennsylvania.  Infertility affects...

Cardella: Please Help Me I’m Falling (with apologies to Skeeter Davis)

On Saturday night, April 9, my wife and I were walking along 20th Street. We had an 8 p.m. reservation at a restaurant only three blocks from our apartment. The streets were bustling with...

Cardella: There Was More To Sid Than Sinatra

For the second time in recent weeks, South Philly has lost a valued piece of its musical history. We lost Bobby Rydell. And now Sid Mark. Sid never lived in our part of town....

Letters to the Editor: Stephen Girard Park a treasure; Rydell forever

It was so encouraging to read Mark Zimmaro's report on the renewal of spring activity at the Stephen Girard Park - a 4-acre park in the South Philadelphia neighborhood of Girard Estate, bounded between...
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