Author: Alaina Johns
Alaina Mabaso is the lead contributor at CityWide Stories. As a Philly-based freelance journalist over the last 10 years, she enjoys her role as an enemy of the American people. Her writing spans toad migrations to spaceflight, with a special love for arts and culture. She is the associate editor of, Philly's hub for arts, culture and commentary. Connect with her on her website or follow along on social media, where, just for you, she maintains a feed free of babies, brunch photos, and yoga.

Ecotourism in New Jersey

Every summer weekend, Philly-dwellers go “down the shore” in droves, but for those in the know, there’s a lot more to do than hit the beach and boardwalk. From humpback...

Posted 6 Jul

The Local Groups Tackling Philly's Litter

Whether it’s roadways dotted with cigarette butts, household trash left next to municipal cans, businesses setting trash out days before it’s due for pick-up, or dumping developers, Philly’s struggles with...

Posted 25 Apr

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