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Updated: January 28, 2021 | 12:10 pm

Why did Philly entrust a vaccine program to a young student group with no health care experience?

The organization had pivoted to a for-profit vaccine program at the expense of the community testing obligations on which it built its legitimacy, all while the CEO bragged about becoming a millionaire to his staff.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY, Max Marin/WHYY and Alan Yu/WHYY

Updated: January 26, 2021 | 5:08 pm

Nurse alleges Philly Fighting COVID CEO took vaccine home; sources saw photo of him with syringes off-site

The allegations raise more alarming questions about Philly Fighting COVID and its leader just hours after the city yanked vaccines from the group over concerns about its for-profit designation and other “troubling” behaviors.

By Max Marin/WHYY, Nina Feldman/WHYY and Alan Yu/WHYY

Feds charge Pa. banking secretary’s stepson in cyberstalking case

Fordham University student Mikael Laferla — also known as Mikael Zarett — is alleged to have used social media “to obtain nude or partially clothed pictures” of an unnamed minor in suburban Lower Moreland Township in 2018.

By Ryan Briggs/WHYY, Max Marin/WHYY and Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Who led the ‘blue shift’? Philly suburbs, Black voters helped Biden pull ahead in Pa.

There was a Democratic groundswell in the Philadelphia suburbs; sizable gains in bellwether counties like Northampton and Erie; overwhelming support from predominantly Black communities; and a stronger performance than Hillary Clinton in the northeastern part of the state.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY and Max Marin/WHYY

‘Shoot him’: Body camera footage shows officers who shot and killed Walter Wallace Jr.

City leaders on Wednesday afternoon also named the officers who fatally pulled the trigger as Thomas Munz, 26, and Sean Matarazzo, 25, neither of whom have more than three years experience.

By Max Marin/WHYY

Lax security measures discovered at Philly election warehouse where materials were stolen

A contractor’s laptop and several encrypted USB devices were stolen from Philadelphia’s election warehouse in the East Falls neighborhood sometime this week, the Inquirer reported Wednesday.

By Max Marin/WHYY
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