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Emily Babay
Express editor / newsroom coverage coordinator . Runner. Early-riser. alum. Erie native.
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Emily Babay 9h
Perhaps just me but... the current half course seems to have a ton of unnecessary turns. Why not just go 16th to Chestnut to 5th? Or 6th straight to Walnut to 34th (skipping Lombard, 13th, 33rd & Spring Garden turns)?
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Tricia L. Nadolny Sep 20
Five sisters, all abused by their parish priest. For 25 years they were gagged from talking about what happened to them as part of a settlement with the Catholic Church. It was an honor to help the Fortney family finally share its story.
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Emily Babay Sep 21
"It's a uniquely Pennsylvania problem: A driver heading north on I-95 could make no turns, take no exits, and yet suddenly end up heading south on an entirely different highway."
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Chris Brennan Sep 21
.⁦⁩ comes to Philly today to rally Democrats for ⁦⁩, two weeks after hitting the campaign trail to say his party’s voters can’t be “sitting on the sidelines” in midterm elections.
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Emily Babay Sep 20
. and unravel what happened leading up to and after last night's deadly shooting at a Chesco retirement community:
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Emily Babay Sep 20
Read more about the great and her award-winning columns here:
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Andrew Seidman Sep 20
Scott Wagner, Pa GOP nominee for governor, recounted the "raccoon story" last week about Trump rescuing country from infestation of raccoons.
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Stephanie Farr Sep 20
"You know the story of the Velveteen Rabbit, how he was so loved that he became real?" Heinzen said. "Billy was so loved by little chubby hands caressing him, he was so loved he turned to gold." Psh! I'm not crying - it's just raining on my face.
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Emily Babay Sep 20
What we know and don't know yet about the Chesco retirement community shooting:
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Emily Babay Sep 20
Latest updates on the Chester County nursing home shooting: A man shot at his ex-wife and killed his elderly parents.
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Emily Babay Sep 20
I've always been interested in the seemingly sporadic hours at branches. looks at the neighborhoods where libraries close earlier and more often:
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Anna Orso Sep 19
Investigations into sexual misconduct, especially when they're many years old, are often conducted in the dark by outside counsel. Have any questions about how these investigations are conducted? LMK -- there are no (ok, very few) dumb questions
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Valerie Russ Sep 18
When it comes to Angela Bassett and Omarosa mixup, it’s not the first time via
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Emily Babay Sep 18
I have watched the Berlin marathon not once but twice now and still, as writes, "Superlatives are inadequate to express how crazily incomprehensible this is."
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Emily Babay Sep 18
"What happens when you combine a barbershop, law enforcement officials, and community members?" Sounds like the start of a joke, is actually lede to a great story about community engagement:
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Emily Babay Sep 18
Another day, another Wawa opening in Philly:
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Emily Babay Sep 18
"The month also has set an official standard for atmospheric soupy-ness unmatched since in almost seven decades."
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Emily Babay Sep 18
Uplifting story for the morning: This pup was once left for dead, chained to a dumpster. He's now recovering. Meet "Charlie the Philly miracle," via
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Emily Babay Sep 17
You asked, we answered: What are Philly's neighborhoods? There's no official map, so explains how we determine names/boundaries, and a interactive lets you tell us if you agree:
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Emily Babay Sep 16
"While the Philly half is known as a fast and flat race, those runners said it was hillier than they expected, which was a bit of a challenge." The closest things this race has to "hills" are inclines before Falls Bridge & PMA
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