Maria writes about the Philadelphia suburbs with a bullseye on any story that cuts through the noise and gives you the real deal.

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‘Defund the Police’ became a Republican weapon in suburban Philly | Maria Panaritis

Let's hope Democrats learn a lesson from this.

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Local restaurants are being pushed to the brink. The love of strangers can save them. | Maria Panaritis

What if this pandemic were happening when I was a kid? Would my parents' Upper Darby deli - and my life - be ruined?

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Delco hospitals are swamped by the coronavirus. Can suburban Philly schools stay open? | Maria Panaritis

Wave Two of the COVID-19 pandemic is upon us. County officials want to keep schools from buckling this time around but may not have a choice.

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Guess who helped Biden get that Pa. win: Suburban stepchildren named Delco and Montco | Maria Panaritis

Democrats may be dancing in Philadelphia, but the real muscle in Biden's thin lead over Trump came from a few miles west, in Delaware and Montgomery Counties.

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From Biden-blue suburbs to Trump-red Lancaster, a Pa. Election Day cloud | Maria Panaritis

'It's gonna explode' was the warning about violence from a Trump voter, while Democrats worried about Republican voter suppression.

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‘A rough, rough year’: Our Pa. Election Day will be one of fear met by determination | Maria Panaritis

Conversations in a Delaware County voting line show how a potential record turnout on Tuesday is a matter of civic conviction unseen in generations.

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Trump and Republicans are muscling toward a Pennsylvania election heist | Maria Panaritis

It's fourth down with four days to go, and democracy is on the line in Pennsylvania.

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Trump’s circus could fold in Pa. as Biden swings for votes Clinton left on the table | Maria Panaritis

A blitz of late-stage visits to Pennsylvania by Joe Biden and his surrogates, including to Bucks County, show Democrats have learned a big lesson after Hillary Clinton's loss.

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Push for ‘Childhood Alzheimer’s’ cure for Connor Dobbyn took a scary pandemic pause | Maria Panaritis

The Chester County family had raised thousands for their son in January and February. Then came COVID-19. A new video kicks things off anew.

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A child witness to her mom’s murder seeks healing 20 years later from the journalist on the story | Maria Panaritis

She was, until only recently, the unnamed girl who heard her dad shoot her mom inside their Medford home. Sarah Ripoli now wants the world - herself included - to know the whole story.