Helen Ubiñas is an award-winning columnist at the Daily News. She is a champion of the little guy (or gal), especially those Philly residents who go unseen and unheard, and a not-so-easily-plucked thorn in the side of city politicians and organizations who forget they serve the public.

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First, they lost their beloved basketball coach. Would they lose their court, too? | Helen Ubiñas

A beloved coach is shot and killed, and his grieving players turn to the game he taught them could keep them out of trouble.

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A secret society of kindness that cuts through the noise

Where did they come from? Who were they from? Mysterious postcards make an impact.

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Twin vows to erase his brother’s killer from Google searches | Helen Ubiñas

Every month, he Googles his twin brother’s name only to see — yet again — his brother inextricably tied to the woman who murdered him.

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Because of a gun . . . On MLK Day, Philadelphia students share how guns impacted their lives | Helen Ubiñas

Philadelphia students observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day by sharing their thoughts on how their lives have been impacted because of a gun.

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Is the city’s newest plan to reduce violence a roadmap or a dead end? | Helen Ubiñas

Recycled ideas and photos aren’t the most offensive thing about the latest iteration.

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His shooters may never get his letter of forgiveness, but maybe it will help others drop their guns | Helen Ubiñas

"I want them to understand that they’re changing lives out here, that they changed my life.”

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The Adventure of Tiny the Chicken might answer an age-old question | Helen Ubiñas

A beloved backyard chicken goes missing after a fox attack and miraculously, mysteriously, shows up at a local house of worship.

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2018 was tiring, but here's a look back, and a look ahead, at the heroes among us

A look back at 2018 and a look forward, for heroes.