Jake Blumgart
Jake Blumgart

Jake Blumgart is a reporter and researcher based in Philadelphia. Follow him on Twitter.

Metropolis
July 26 2016 3:51 PMHow the Philadelphia Police Chilled Out About ProtestersThey were notoriously aggressive toward activists. Now they’re treating them with a softer touch.
Metropolis
April 12 2016 12:24 PMThere Is Nothing Accidental About School SegregationIn his new book, Matt Delmont shows how controversies over “forced busing” allowed racist school policies in the North to persist.
Metropolis
March 3 2016 10:00 AMThe Ghost Tenants of New York CityThe city’s public housing complexes could have more than 100,000 people living there off the books. One of them explains why she does it—and how bad the affordability crisis has become.
Metropolis
Jan. 19 2016 5:30 AMHow Bernie Sanders Made Burlington AffordableAs the city’s mayor in the 1980s, he championed an unusual model of publicly supported housing. It’s still working.
Metropolis
Dec. 2 2015 8:45 AMThe Rocky Movies ​Still Get PhiladelphiaFrom the 1976 original to 2015’s Creed, the films have truthfully depicted the city’s intractable poverty.
Metropolis
Aug. 31 2015 1:03 PMYonkers’ Affordable-Housing Fight Isn’t OverAn interview with the city’s public housing chief, more than two decades after the events of HBO’s Show Me a Hero.
Medical Examiner
May 17 2013 1:18 PMWhat’s the Matter With Portland?The city has been fighting fluoridation for 50 years. Will facts trump fear this month?
Medical Examiner
Oct. 12 2012 12:44 PMHow Much Drinking Is Too Much Drinking?Smashed is the best movie yet about our relationship with alcohol. 
Moneybox
July 1 2016 11:56 AMWhat an Affordable Housing Moonshot Would Look LikeToo many Americans live on the edge of eviction. Could this ambitious plan fix the problem?
Metropolis
March 17 2016 11:44 AMWhy More Americans Are Getting EvictedThe practice used to be rare. Now it’s an epidemic. Matthew Desmond, the author of a landmark new book, explains how it happened.
Metropolis
Jan. 28 2016 11:28 AMThe Next FlintThe communities most susceptible to calamitous infrastructure failures are marginalized places inhabited by marginalized people. And many of them are suburbs.
Moneybox
Dec. 8 2015 8:40 AMWhy Landlords Almost Always Have an Edge Over the Low-Income Renters They Want to Evict
Metropolis
Oct. 1 2015 3:50 PMPhilly’s Religious ExperienceIt wasn’t the pope—it was a weekend without cars. All cities should try it.
Doublex
April 2 2014 4:14 PMBartenders and Bouncers Need to Step Up to Protect Women From Sexual Aggression
Medical Examiner
Jan. 25 2013 1:22 PMShould You Get the HPV Vaccine?You don’t have to be a virgin to be protected against cancer.
Medical Examiner
Oct. 9 2012 9:15 AMGuys, Go to the DoctorWhat’s the best place for young men’s health care? Planned Parenthood.