Brian Hickey


Brian Hickey has been a journalist in Philadelphia and South Jersey for the past 20 years, most recently as an editor at WHYY covering the mayoral race and stories throughout the city. He’s written for Deadspin and NewsWorks and other outlets, and has been honored by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, Pa. Society of Professional of Journalists and others.

Raised in Haddon Township, he lives in East Falls with his wife Angela and son Louden. There, he hosts Quizzo every other Tuesday night (come on out sometime!) and coaches in the neighborhood’s youth-soccer program.

Tweet at him @brianphickey.

July 18, 2018


The battle between a Northeast Philly bar and neighbors heats up with zoning decision

A long-simmering feud in East Torresdale is poised to bubble over with the return of the patio bar at Maggie's Waterfront Cafe.

July 17, 2018

Health Stories

Despite stage four lung cancer, pooper scoopers carry on

LeAnn Frost and Julie Woodward's decade-old business in South Jersey continues to thrive in tough times.

July 13, 2018


Why it's obviously better to shower in the morning than at night

There have been many stories of late that maintain that showering at night is better than showering in the morning. This undercuts the very notion of why people take showers in the first place.

July 9, 2018

Odd News

Did Nick Foles really lose his Super Bowl ring at a South Jersey Wawa?

According to a Tweet, Nick Foles left his Super Bowl ring at a Wawa location in Collingswood, N.J. The store said it probably didn't happen, though.

July 6, 2018


Here's why you might be seeing more fireflies than usual this year in the Delaware Valley

With recent suburban skies resembling a disco-themed light show, though, tales of a firefly decline in recent years felt a bit off. We asked the experts.

July 2, 2018


Controversial judge transferred from Family Court after numerous parents claim due-process violations

A Philadelphia Family Court judge is under fire from families who claim she violated their due process and took their children away without offering access to a fair trial.

June 29, 2018


After emotional hearing, justice served for family of homeless man fatally beaten outside Olney gas station

Tears punctuated one Philadelphia family's long quest for justice more than three years after three women participated – with three juveniles – in the fatal beating of a homeless man outside an Olney gas station.

June 27, 2018

Odd News

Philly Fire Department: Cleaning poop from your stoop is not our duty

After an intoxicated woman pooped on a stoop in Philadelphia's Northern Liberties neighborhood, the Fire Department said its first responders aren't responsible for clean-up duties.

June 26, 2018


Here's one call for civility that we should all try to honor

When protests of public officials head to their private residences, people involved lose the moral high ground. Leave their spouses, children and neighbors out of it – even if their practices do just the opposite. Doing so doesn't add anything to the opposition message; in fact, it detracts from it.

June 25, 2018

Odd News

NoLibs resident: An intoxicated woman pooped on my stoop on Friday afternoon

A Northern Liberties resident said an intoxicated woman defecated on her front stoop on Friday, June 22, 2018. It was then that the resident learned that it was her responsibility to clean it up.

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