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Philly’s farm chief kicks off plan to save endangered edible gardens — and create more on vacant city lots

Philadelphia has lost 141 gardens and farms in the last four years alone, researchers say. Most of the farms and gardens are in areas where the majority of residents are immigrants, Black or Latinxs.

By Catalina Jaramillo

How this mom turned near-tragedy into a win for Philly’s most vulnerable kids

“I think about what happened there — what happened at Torresdale. Only the drivers and Livvy know.”
By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

Pharmacist, know thyself: University of the Sciences discovers its own history

After 200 years of collecting things related to the science and business of pharmacology, the Philadelphia university is not quite sure what it has in its collection.

By Peter Crimmins/WHYY

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Suit: No privacy, time for women police officers in Philadelphia to pump at work

“We come into work, we want to work, and we’re also trying to do the natural thing and nurse our babies."
By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

Woman living in sanctuary at North Philly church fasting for Thanksgiving to protest ICE

Carmela Apolonio Hernandez has lived in churches since December 2017, after receiving a removal order, in an effort to avoid deportation. Immigration officials typically avoid making arrests in spaces considered sanctuaries, like churches and schools.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

Philadelphia’s report on refinery site: A cleaner use, while desirable, isn’t likely in the short term

But the document also stipulates the city has limited control over the future of the complex. 
By Catalina Jaramillo

Jill Stein sues to reopen election security case in Pennsylvania

Issues flagged by election security experts when the settlement was reached a year ago figure prominently in the filing to reopen the case.
By Emily Previti

Woman sues Philadelphia pharmacy for outing her as transgender, HIV-positive

The lawsuit asserts that the Philadelphia-based pharmacy delivered the woman’s prescription drugs, clearly labeled, and left them in her Delaware County apartment building’s common mailroom.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

Virtual reality meets industry reality at Philly universities

Industries are spending billions of dollars to develop VR applications for their businesses, a trend expected to grow in the next few years.

By Peter Crimmins/WHYY

Philly DA names office’s first ever artist-in-residence, James Hough

Pittsburgh-based James Hough was selected to be the first artist-in-residence in the Philadelphia’s DA’s office, and believed to be the first in any DA’s office in the country.

By Peter Crimmins/WHYY