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.

November 16, 2018


Spirit Airlines is offering really cheap direct flights to New Orleans from PHL next year

Spirit Airlines is introducing a nonstop flight from Philadelphia International Airport to New Orleans next May that could cost less than $200 round trip.

November 16, 2018


Honeygrow scales back market footprint outside Philadelphia

Honeygrow, the Philadelphia-based fast-casual restaurant chain known for its stirfry, will close five locations in markets outside of Pennsylvania this month.

November 16, 2018


Philadelphia Chinese food restaurant owners sue the city for discrimination

Twenty-three owners of Chinese food restaurants throughout Philadelphia have filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming discriminatory law enforcement targeting their businesses.

November 15, 2018

Odd News

This is Monopoly for Millennials, where nobody buys property and everyone is vegan

Monopoly for Millennials is a new take on the classic game, where players win by collecting experiences, rather than real estate, and are somehow free from paying for rent or student loans.

November 15, 2018

Philadelphia Marathon

Runners prepare for Philadelphia Marathon to honor slain journalist Kim Wall

Two runners are heading to the Philadelphia Marathon from New York in honor of Kim Wall, the 30-year-old Swedish journalist who was murdered while on assignment last year, and bring awareness to the Kim Wall Memorial Fund.

November 14, 2018


November flurries on the way with snow, freezing rain forecast for Philly on Thursday

Philadelphia's weather forecast on Thursday includes snow and freezing rain throughout the morning and into the afternoon, marking an early start to what could be a particularly cold winter.

November 14, 2018


Thousands of homes at Jersey Shore could be flooded, submerged by 2050

Thousands of Jersey Shore beach houses – particularly in Ocean City, Avalon and Beach Haven – could be regularly flooded or even submerged by 2050, according to a new study by Climate Central. The study's data shows billions of dollars of shore real estate is at risk.

November 14, 2018


Two Penn students are now engaged, with some help from the school newspaper's crossword puzzle

Two residents at Penn Medicine got engaged earlier this month after a familiar past time -- solving the Daily Pennsylvanian's crossword puzzle -- ended in a surprise proposal.

November 14, 2018

Food & Drink

Market survey proclaims Wawa the best fast-casual sandwich maker in country

Wawa has ranked No. 1 as the nation's top fast-casual sandwich maker, according to a recent survey, even though the convenience store's footprint only covers six states and Washington, D.C.

November 13, 2018

Food & Drink

Lucky Cat Brewing, from the owner of Grey Lodge Pub, opening in Mayfair next year

Lucky Cat Brewing will be opening in the Mayfair section of Northeast Philly. Mike Scotese, owner of the neighborhood's 22-year-old mainstay Grey Lodge Pub, is starting the nanobrewery a few doors down from his notable craft beer bar.

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