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After one American rescued her parents in Ukraine, a new challenge emerges: Accessing healthcare

The American system is notoriously backlogged, even with President Biden’s promise to take in 100,000 Ukrainians.


Peak Cherry Blossom bloom brings New Yorkers out in droves to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

The sprawling 52-acre botanical garden is filled with breathtaking views, speciality gardens and plant collections, greenhouses, and over 200 cherry trees.

Special Report: Philly Stories

The fight to end cash bail In Philadelphia continues

 Pavement Pieces · The fight to end cash bail In Philadelphia continues


Democratic New York gubernatorial candidate Jumaane Williams rallies to ‘tax the rich’

In the two years since the Covid-19 pandemic began, billionaires in the United States grew 57% richer, adding $1.7 trillion to their worth.


Seeding Opportunity Initiative seeks to build equity in NY’s cannabis industry

Promoted as the ‘first’ of its kind in the country, the initiative seeks to award the first 100 retail adult-use cannabis dispensary licenses to individuals with cannabis-related criminal records, or their immediate relatives.


US truckers protest convoy sputters

Several convoys of truckers sprang up across the US over the last several weeks intending to drive to D.C. in time for President Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address this past Tuesday, March 1. The groups, however, have failed to gain significant traction, while some have already turned around and headed home.  


Omicron spoils the return to school from winter break

“The guidance is constantly changing, people are confused and frustrated, it’s a lot to keep up with."


Groups across the city continue to combat food insecurity

In a city lauded for its expansive dining scene, 1.2 million New Yorkers were relying on emergency food programs before the pandemic, according to City Harvest

Special Report: The NYC Marathon Returns

Bobo brings good vibes for a good cause at the mile nine marker

“We are going to be screaming and shouting for love today,” said Donald ‘Bobo’ Davis.  


Philadelphia begins awarding $22 million in grants for anti-violence initiatives

Data from the office of  the City Controller  details a 40% increase in homicides from 2019 to 2020.