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Whitney Houston biopic in the works

April 30, 2020

Whitney Houston and ex-husband Bobby Brown and their daughter Bobbi Kristina (Photo Shutterstock) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A feature film about Whitney Houston’s life is in the works from the screenwriter of “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The biopic is being shepherded by the Whitney Houston Estate, music producer Clive Davis and Primary Wave Music, the partners said…

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Ex-Philadelphia DA leaves prison early in corruption case

April 29, 2020

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former top prosecutor in Philadelphia has been released from federal prison three years into his five-year sentence. A lawyer for 53-year-old Seth Williams says the former district attorney had about two years cut from his sentence after completing a substance abuse program and other classes aimed at reducing recidivism. Lawyer Thomas…

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Apr. 28, COVID-19 UPDATE: 13,345 positive, 516 total coronavirus deaths in Philly

April 29, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health Tuesday announced 577 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 13,445. The Department of Public Health again noted clusters of positive cases in congregate settings, including nursing homes, behavioral health facilities, and the Department of Prisons. Eight…

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CCP Nursing Class of 2020 to Host Online Celebration, Mayor Kenney to Participate

April 29, 2020

Due to social distancing guidelines, Community College of Philadelphia was unable to host its traditional nurses pinning ceremony, planned for May 1, 2020.  So graduates will together in spirit via a 2020 Zoom online graduation party. Mayor Jim Kenney will offer congratulations along with CCP President Guy Generals, Dr. Tamika Curry, an assistant professor of Nursing,…

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Wolf announces May 1 Statewide Reopening of Limited Outdoor Recreational Activities

April 27, 2020

To ensure that Pennsylvanians have opportunities to safely enjoy outdoor recreation as a way to maintain positive physical and mental health, and in keeping with the commonwealth’s stay-at-home orders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Wolf Administration is lifting some restrictions on businesses related to certain outdoor activities….

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What’s Next for Philadelphia’s Plastic Bag Ban?

April 24, 2020

Philadelphia’s Single Use Plastic Bag Ban, passed in City Council and signed into law in 2019, is a major advancement towards cleaning up Philly’s environment and city streets. This law bans single use plastic bags in retail establishments with certain exceptions. Since then, a multi-departmental team has been working to craft an enforcement strategy and…

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Apr. 22, COVID-19 Philly: 10,643 test positive, 423 total deaths

April 22, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health Tuesday announced 615 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 10,643. The Department of Public Health again noted clusters of positive cases in congregate settings, including nursing homes, behavioral health facilities, and the Department of Prisons. Five…

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