Nick Vadala, Philly Inquirer

Nick Vadala

Philly Inquirer

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Recent articles by Nick:

Outdoor heaters are the hot accessory as it gets colder. Here’s how to buy one.

Propane, gas, electric? What are your options when it comes to buying your own patio heater, and what should you look out for when purchasing one? Here is what you need to know. → Read More

Tenants’ rights guide: Rent increases

When can your landlord raise your rent and by how much? Here is what you need to know. → Read More

How to get unemployment benefits in Pennsylvania now

If you need to apply for unemployment benefits, the process can be confusing. Here's what you need to know about the Pennsylvania and federal programs. → Read More

Tenants’ rights guide: Withholding rent

Sometimes, withholding rent is justified. So when can you legally withhold rent, and how does the process actually work? Here is what you need to know. → Read More

The rules and risks of going to the movies

Now that we can go back to the movies, should we? Here's what the rules, and science, says. → Read More

Tenants’ rights guide: Security deposits

What are the rules around security deposits in Pennsylvania, and what are your rights as a renter when it comes to getting your deposit back? Here's what you need to know. → Read More

Tenants’ rights guide: Landlord entry

We’ve gathered some important information and advice on landlord entry in Pennsylvania, from your rights as a tenant to what to do if the situation escalates. → Read More

12 kid-friendly day trips near Philly

We’ve rounded up a dozen kid-friendly day trips, all within about 100 miles of Center City, ranging from hikes and horticulture, to amusement parks and museums that are taking COVID precautions. → Read More

Tenants’ rights guide: Rodents and bugs

Philadelphia has rules about whether landlords or tenants are responsible for pest control, if you have mice, bedbugs or other pests. So, if you’re infested, here's what you need to know. → Read More

12 pick your own farms near Philly worth a day trip

We’ve rounded up a dozen area farms and orchards where you can go and pick your own fruits, veggies, and even flowers. → Read More

What is the fair housing rule and how will its repeal affect Philly?

President Donald Trump repealed this Obama-era rule. But what did the AFFH do, and what does its repeal mean for places like Philadelphia? Here is a basic overview. → Read More

12 day trips in Pennsylvania for photo buffs

We’ve rounded up a dozen great Pennsylvania places to go snap some photos, all within 150 miles of Center City. → Read More

10 wineries near Philly that are worth a day trip

We’ve rounded up 10 Pennsylvania wineries all within about 100 miles of Center City — so feel free to plan a day trip, if you’re comfortable going out right now. Whether you’re looking to sip some vino a beautiful setting, or maybe just take a bottle or two home, we’ve got you covered. → Read More

Can I break my lease? Your tenants’ rights, explained

What happens if you have to break a lease? Here are your options, and how the rules in Pennsylvania work. → Read More

12 offbeat day trip destinations near Philly

Cowtown Rodeo, Diggerland, Crystal Cave and Wolf Sanctuary of PA are all solid day trip options during the pandemic. → Read More

These are the laws for gun owners in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania

Just what are the gun rules in Philly and in Pennsylvania? We break down some of the basics of buying and carrying firearms. → Read More

You can apply for mortgage and rent assistance in Pennsylvania right now. Here’s how.

Who qualifies for the rent relief program, and how can you apply for assistance? Here is what you need to know. → Read More

What’s happened so far at the encampment on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

A group of Philadelphians experiencing homelessness formed an encampment on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. So, who are the organizers, and what are they hoping to achieve with their protest? → Read More

Watch Hamilton in your backyard: How to set up an outdoor movie theater

But what equipment do you need to set up a backyard movie theater? Here is what you need to know: → Read More

12 drive-in movie theaters near Philly

Here are a dozen drive-in theaters, all within about 150 miles of Center City — including a couple that are out-of-state. → Read More