As a columnist working in the digital-opinion group, I take on advocacy projects, which will include public events to bring real names, faces and experiences to the issues the columns cover. The goal: engagement and change.
Adam Soto, the drag-racing off-duty Philly cop sobbed through his apology to the victim's family, but it's impossible to overlook the fact that his first words of remorse were offered as he pled for a judge's leniency.
What Neshaminy School District leaders appear to venerate a little too much are the opinions of community members whose fond memories of the school are so entwined with the Redskins moniker that killing the mascot feels akin to killing a precious, shared identity. But isn’t that what memories...
Last Saturday, I visited a narrow, vacant lot at 5th and Pierce Streets in South Philly to lay eyes on the guy who owns it – an absentee landowner whose behavior is so crazily out of character in this city that I needed proof of his existence.