Erin McCarthy, Philly Inquirer

Erin McCarthy

Philly Inquirer

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Recent articles by Erin:

Wolf vetoes bill on crowd sizes at school sporting events; N.J. surpasses 200,000 virus cases

On Monday, Pennsylvania restaurants gained the ability to increase indoor dining capacity, and a ban on restaurant alcohol sales after 11 p.m. went into effect. → Read More

‘Disgusted’ voters in the Philly suburbs could help Biden offset Trump’s gains in Pennsylvania

Biden’s path to victory in a state increasingly seen as one of the most critical battlegrounds relies on racking up big wins in the suburbs. → Read More

Man found dead in Wynnewood was murdered, authorities say

The fatal shooting happened shortly before 11 p.m. Sunday. The man's identity was not immediately released. → Read More

Labor Day weekend: Wear masks and don’t go to big parties, health officials ask

As the region headed into the long weekend, universities were grappling with rising case counts, including Temple, which reported more than 300 students now infected. → Read More

Gettysburg College enacts all-student quarantine after outbreak; indoor dining resumes in New Jersey

And, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Philadelphia officials say they’ll be prepared to distribute a vaccine whenever it's ready. → Read More

Two pedestrians killed, teen injured after violent crash in Mantua

The women were struck by a speeding car that jumped the curb and sent one woman’s body across the street and through the front door of a vacant rental home. → Read More

A Montgomery County teen’s murder is just one tragic example of relationship violence among young people

About 26% of women and 15% of men who have survived dating violence first experienced it before the age of 18. One of them was Morgan McCaffery, but there have been many more whose stories go untold. → Read More

Police car burned in South Philadelphia

It was unclear whether the act was linked to an incident last month in which four unoccupied police cars were burned overnight. → Read More

With COVID-19 rates down, governors of Pa. and N.J. talk budgets and relief for families and businesses

Also, Philadelphia provided instructions for families in need of child care and internet who would like to use city programs. → Read More

Indoor dining can resume in Philly on Sept. 8; New Jersey will allow high school sports

The long-awaited indoor dining announcement came as the city's coronavirus cases continued declining. Philadelphia also plans to open centers for elementary students whose parents need child-care. → Read More

Penn State students party outside freshman dorms, flout coronavirus safety rules, during move-in week

The images raised concern as other universities, including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and University of Notre Dame, have pivoted to online learning after coronavirus outbreaks occ → Read More

Children must wear masks in Pa. schools; health officials wary of outbreaks on college campuses as students move in

With campuses reopening, health officials are concerned about the possibility of COVID-19 outbreaks among college students. → Read More

More trash delays expected this week in Philly and Delco; crowd of Villanova students causes concern as colleges resume

Philly residents should expect trash to be “slightly delayed” while “recycling will be significantly behind." Meanwhile, the Naked Biked Ride is one of the latest COVID cancellations. → Read More

Preparing for a tropical storm when one of your tenants is a 200-pound alligator named Penny

Storm-prep is an arduous task for area zoos. At Elmwood Park, it involved moving a 200-pound American alligator named Penny who can be dangerous to humans. → Read More

Isaias could leave homes in Bucks, Chester counties without power for ‘several days,’ PECO says

About 131,000 households in Philadelphia and its suburbs are without power. Bucks and Chester County were particularly hard hit by Tropical Storm Isaias. → Read More

Isaias leaves destruction and thousands in Philly region without power: ‘The worst ... is yet to come’

The Schuylkill River at Philadelphia could approach historic levels on Wednesday as it crests above flood stage. → Read More

Philadelphia braces for more recycling pickup delays due to trash crisis, impending storm Isaias

Days after Philadelphia hired temporary sanitation workers to address trash pickup delays, the Streets Department said garbage collection is back on schedule but recycling “continues to be delayed by several days.” The coming hurricane may cause additional hold-ups. → Read More

Philadelphia braces for more recycling pickup delays due to trash crisis, impending storm Isaias

Days after Philadelphia hired temporary sanitation workers to address trash pickup delays, the Streets Department said garbage collection is back on schedule but recycling “continues to be delayed by several days.” The coming hurricane may cause additional hold-ups. → Read More

NBC10’s Vai Sikahema to retire later this year

Sikahema, who currently anchors the 4 a.m. to 7 a.m. broadcast alongside Tracy Davidson, plans to say goodbye to viewers in November. → Read More

Virus spread ‘likely to be worse before it gets better,' Philly’s top doctor says

The average number of new daily cases has at least doubled in Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery Counties in the last month, and has more than quadrupled in Delaware County. Two weeks ago, Philadelphia’s weekly average of new cases per day was 111; in the past week, the average reached 164. → Read More