Mike Newall has been writing for The Inquirer since 2010. Originally from Brooklyn, N.Y, Newall graduated from The Catholic University of America. He has been writing about Philadelphia crime, courts, politics, and neighborhoods since 2003. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and dog.

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Ethan Okula’s foster mother was sentenced in his tragic death. So many more are to blame | Mike Newall

So many people failed 10-year-old Ethan that it is hard to decipher who bore legal responsibility.

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The old Inquirer Building is soon to become Police Headquarters. My tour was bittersweet. | Mike Newall

Our papers have had a complicated relationship with the police. And now the police will make our old building theirs. Allow us a moment.

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Unflinching hope in the Philly neighborhood that the most people have abandoned | Mike Newall

Twenty percent of Strawberry Mansion's population left. But that tells just part of the story.

Opinion

As change comes to Jewelers Row, memories of the time I was friends with Row royalty

The last of the gem cutters, polishers, setters, solders and smiths on Jewelers' Row were my customers — then they were my friends.

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A tour of subterranean Philly, and the important question it raises

An extremely popular tour tells a story of how Philadelphia's underground spaces embody the biggest question facing our city.

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When this ROTC cadet, 17, saw an overdose victim, he knew: ‘I need to do something’ | Mike Newall

Cadet William Cruz was walking his mother to her favorite hair salon on Allegheny Avenue when he saw the dying man.

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Is anyone surprised that Philly’s broken Democratic machine endorsed an accused serial sexual harasser? | Mike Newall

Welcome to a depressing rehash of what our Democratic Committee is willing to overlook in a candidate.