“I Now Pronounce You Bride and Froome,” published on Bicycling magazine‘s website on November 11, 2014

“While the 2013 Tour champ (wisely) didn’t ask our advice when selecting his wedding vows, here’s how we imagine the ceremony playing out:

‘I, Chris, take you, Michelle, to be my lawfully wedded wife, my stage victory. I promise to love and cherish you, in good times—like yellow jerseys—or bad times—like Wiggins feuds.'”

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“Tyshiem Chainey, 17: ‘Don’t You Know the Coyotes Are Out Here After Us!” published on Philadelphia Obituary Project‘s website on July 19, 2017

“His grandmother tried to create a better life full of opportunities for him, but ultimately, Tyshiem became a victim of the streets his grandmother tried to save him from. Tyshiem was killed on March 26, 2017 in West Philadelphia.

“I was trying really hard to save his life because I knew this day was going to come,” Alice said. “If not this, it would be jail.”

When he was living in North Carolina, he was deeply involved in the community there. His grandmother helped to keep him busy, going with her to feed the homeless at the food pantry on Mondays, helping the elderly in the community with small tasks and getting involved at church.”

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“Proposed Freda Meat facility mixed-use project is all about the billboard,” published on Passyunk Post on December 21, 2016

“The problem residents had with the project was not about the apartments, townhouses and commercial space this project would bring to the neighborhood in an attempt to “reconnect to the waterfront”, but instead was related to the “eyesore” on the rooftop. The current billboard on the Freda building is 58.5 ft. tall, so the proposed development would more than double the height to 120 ft. Instead of being just a plain billboard that is lit from the front and shines light in all directions, the proposal is for a LED, light-controlled sign.”

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“Local Author Shows Downside of Negro League’s Demise,” published in The Morning Call on May 29, 2014

“History was made in the late 1940s when some of black baseball’s elite players made it into the major leagues. But the downside was that the quality of the Negro Leagues slowly declined. With the demise of the black baseball leagues, the community and businesses surrounding them also began to collapse.”

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“Pro Downhiller Amanda Batty Wants to Pay You to Race,” published on Bicycling magazine‘s website on November 26, 2014

“The sport of downhill mountain biking is predominantly male—but professional racer Amanda Batty is hoping to change that, through a new program called Proving Possible.’I get really frustrated at how it seems impossible to grow women’s downhill,’ Batty says. ‘The more women that try downhill racing, the more women there will be who will love it.'”Read More

“Will construction ever begin on the Brush Factory? LoMo Civic hosts meeting to voice concerns,” published on Passyunk Post on October 25, 2016

“On Monday, October 24, the Lower Moyamensing Civic Association hosted a meeting to express concerns over the status of this property, as a way to “let [developer Tony Rufo] know that we’re noticing,” said Todd Schwartz, president of the organization.  When plans first emerged, the community group was optimistic about the project, but after two years and no progress, LoMo Civic and nearby residents want to see something moving forward at the property.”

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“What’s the Buzz? Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Create Awareness on Saturday,” published in The Morning Call on August 15, 2014

“Honey practically runs through the veins of New Tripoli native Joe Zeller. At 95 years old, he has been beekeeping since 1953.

He has spent the majority of his life involved with agriculture.

‘I was raised on a farm,’ says Zeller, a state representative for 10 years who served on the Agriculture Committee. ‘They had bees, too. I didn’t take care of them, I was afraid of them at the time.'”

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