Bobby Brier

Bobby Brier is a reporter for The Click. He is from the Scranton, Pennsylvania area and covers housing and criminal justice reform. He graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia with a degree in English.

Tricia Fleishman and her son, Joshua, stand among colorful fabrics at their fabric store, Fleishman Fabrics, located on historic Fabric Row.

December 11, 2020

Resilience is Woven into Philly’s Fabric Row

A historic section of Philadelphia known as a central point for business and commerce for over a century, South Fourth Street’s Fabric Row contains only seven fabric stores today. According to one source, there were around 25 fabric stores on Fourth Street in 1950. As the row has changed, so too have the fabric store owners and new small business owners looking to earn a living.

Image shows a COVID-19 mask with the words "vote" on it.

November 8, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Declines to Intervene in Pennsylvania Election Funds Case

United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. refused to issue an injunction on Tuesday, November 3, for a federal lawsuit alleging illegal disbursement of grant funds designed to help increase Democratic voter turnout.

October 27, 2020

At Eastern State Penitentiary, It’s Less Scaring and More Sharing for Halloween

The sidewalk outside the ivy-filled walls of the old prison on Fairmount Ave. in Philadelphia was lively for a Wednesday night during a pandemic. Across the street, people dined outside at Fare and Urban Saloon. For a moment, the street resembled life before the pandemic.

October 25, 2020

New Small Business Owner Struggles to Stay Afloat in Pandemic

Victor Fernandez, co-owner of Guavaberry Foods & Drinks in Philadelphia's Queen Village neighborhood, hopes to see a bounce in sales as COVID-19 continues into the fall and winter.

October 21, 2020

‘COVID-19 Has Laid Bare the Serious Wounds of Homelessness’

Sister Mary Scullion, founder of Philly's Project HOME, discusses homelessness during COVID-19.