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NJ governor executive order extends COVID19 public health emergency after 874 people hospitalized

October 25, 2020

Photo: Screenshot image from website, Covid-19 press conference 3/21/2020 TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy has once again signed an executive order to extend New Jersey’s public health emergency, citing a steep increase in coronavirus cases in recent days. The extension was announced Saturday as the state’s 7-day rolling average of daily new...

US sets coronavirus infection record; deaths near 224,000

October 24, 2020

By REBECCA BOONE and DAVID CRARY BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. coronavirus caseload has reached record heights with more than 83,000 infections reported in a single day, the latest ominous sign of the disease’s grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to the Rocky Mountain West reel under the surge. The U.S. death...

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Wolf offers $20 million relief plan for bars and restaurants

October 24, 2020

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Another Black owned newspaper publisher in Philadelphia makes transition

October 23, 2020

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DHS encourages Pennsylvanians to start FBI background check process now

October 23, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: DHS Secretary Teresa Miller  (Photo/ HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Department of

Black assistant DA sees purpose in helping youth

October 23, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Lance Greene, one of Lancaster County Pa.’s first Black assistant district attorn

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Wright leads Villanova through COVID-19, early injuries

ABOVE PHOTO: Villanova head coach Jay Wright gestures during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgetown, Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Washington. Villanova won 70-69. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) By Dan Gelston associated press PHILADELPHIA — An avid sports fan, Villanova coach Jay Wright watched with interest how Major League Baseball muddled…

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Taraji P. Henson celebrated turning 50 last month in Mexico with girlfriends

ABOVE PHOTO: Taraji P. Henson and Kelvin Hayden  (Photo: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock) By Florence Anthony Quarantine Break Up Alert!  When Taraji P. Henson celebrated turning 50 last month in Mexico with a group of girlfriends who included Mary J. Blige, fans suspected it was over with her fiance Kelvin Hayden. On Monday, October 19,…

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For Trump, city where ‘bad things happen’ looms large

October 23, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Philadelphia resident Dexter Ayres talks with The Associated Press outside his contracting job site, Wednesday,...


Five tips for managing high cholesterol

October 23, 2020

Family Features High cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for coronary heart disease, heart...

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Rush, Bacon introduce legislation to honor Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley

October 23, 2020

WASHINGTON — On October 16, U.S. Representatives Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) and Don Bacon (R-Neb.) introduced legislation...


Virus surges in key battleground states as election nears

October 23, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Voters line up at an early voting satellite location at the A. B. Day elementary...


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October 23, 2020

All Signs: Halloween can be full of surprises, “Trick-or-treat!” However, this year Halloween will “really” be full...

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October 23, 2020

BPT Uncertainty continues into the 2020 holiday season, with limited travel, canceled events and strict budgets changing...

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