Marielle Mondon


Marielle Mondon is a web curator at She is based in Philadelphia, and her previous writing can be found on and, among other news sites. Marielle has a degree in English and creative writing from George Washington University and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. She also is a dual citizen of the United States and France.

June 23, 2017


City Council bill could mandate more affordable housing in new buildings

Attempting to mitigate the displacement of long-time residents within gentrifying neighborhoods, a zoning incentive was introduced to Philadelphia in 2012, hoping to boost the number of affordable housing units within new buildings.

June 22, 2017


In historically integrated community, neighbors gear up for 'Movies with a Message' series

Every summer for the past eight years, Ken Weinstein has welcomed patrons, free of charge, to a night at the movies at his Mt. Airy eatery, The Trolley Car Diner. The tradition continues this year, with summer movies hosted Friday nights at Pleasant Playground through Aug. 11, and at Trolley Car Diner Saturday nights through Aug. 12.

June 22, 2017


Penn's Landing's Pier 9 offers promise of art and beer all year long

Last fall the DWRC released a report about the potential for Pier 9, describing the possibilities for using it as a “collective space” and outlining its success in hosting a couple art exhibits and offering renderings of how the space could look after renovations. Part of the picture includes a clear view of the sky, which would call for the complete removal of some or part of the warehouse’s roof.

June 21, 2017


What do Comcast’s in-house smartphone sales mean for your bill?

If you’re a Comcast subscriber in the market for a new phone, you may have a reason to trek out to a Comcast Xfinity store other than for returning your cable box.

June 21, 2017


WATCH: Aubrey Plaza confuses South Philly with the Union League

Aubrey Plaza was in Philadelphia over the weekend for the wedding of her father, David Plaza, as one of three “groomswomen,” alongside her two sisters. The "Parks & Recreation" actress is originally from Wilmington, Delaware, and has roots in Philly, including taking classes at ComedySportz and visiting her grandparents, who still live in the Northeast.

June 21, 2017


Penn medical school alum confronts what 'no one wants to talk about' in new podcast

Penn med school alum launches ‘When I Die, Let Me Live’ podcast

June 20, 2017


The Pew Center awards 53 grants to Philly artists, cultural centers

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage awarded no less than 53 grants to local organizations and artists Monday, totaling $10.3 million to be used for the benefit of Philadelphia’s cultural and artistic sphere.

June 20, 2017


Professionals check their privilege, address work biases in Penn summer course

University of Pennsylvania is offering the latest class title of interest, though the target student population isn’t undergrads: a weekly, seven-hour workshop called “Diversity and Inclusion: Strategies to Confront Bias and Enhance Collaboration in 21st Century Organizations.”

June 20, 2017


Philly (nearly) tops ranking of best U.S. vacation destinations

U.S. News & World Report released its 2017 rankings of the best vacation destinations in the U.S., and Philadelphia ranked No. 2, second only to New York. In third place is the idyllic beaches of Honolulu-Oahu. So whenever you’re dreaming of sinking your toes deep in the sand, find some solace and consider that Ben Franklin impersonators and the Constitution have provided this city a more coveted position than the beach.

June 19, 2017


Alternate Cosby juror: ‘I would have convicted based on the evidence I heard’

After more than 52 hours of deliberation during Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial, gridlocked jurors were finally free to go home Saturday when the case ended – for now – in a mistrial.

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