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Where to find free, nutritious food in Philly during COVID-19

March 28, 2020

Where to find free, nutritious food during COVID-19 People’s Emergency Center  325 N. 39th St.  (19104) Upper Room Baptist Church 7236 Ogontz Ave. (19138) Opportunity, Inc. 5900 Lansdowne Ave. (19151) Christ Church South Philly  229 Moore St. (19148) Mitchell Elementary School 5500 Kingsessing Ave. (19143) Resurgence Church 1738 West Atlantic St. (19140) West Kensington Ministry …

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March 29: SEPTA to Reduce Regional Rail to “Essential Service Schedule,” then end overnight service

March 28, 2020

SEPTA will reduce Regional Rail to an “Essential Service Schedule” starting on Sunday, March 29. This follows previous Regional Rail schedule adjustments implemented last week aimed at providing essential service during the COVID-19 crisis. Service on Transit modes, including buses, subways and trolleys, will continue to operate on reduced Saturday schedules. Starting Monday, March 30,…

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Five Ways to experience & support Philly museums, restaurants & more right now

March 27, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Museum of the American Revolution.  (Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia) VISITPHILLY.COM There’s one thing we know for sure: Philadelphia is a city with incredible heart and remarkable resilience, and we’re capable of weathering any storm. Right now, there are still a ton of ways to experience and support the teams behind…

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Beech supports nonprofit organizations and small businesses during coronavirus emergency

March 27, 2020

Nonprofit organizations in Philadelphia that provide urgent, essential services will receive emergency funding from The Beech Companies, Inc. through its Alston Beech Foundation.  Beginning this week and for several weeks going forward, Beech will make $1,000 contributions to selected nonprofits to help keep them running during this national emergency.  “As Beech celebrates our 30th anniversary…

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Union: Hundreds of Philadelphia airport layoffs amid virus

March 27, 2020

By Claudia Lauer Associated Press  PHILADELPHIA  — Hundreds of contract workers at Philadelphia International Airport are getting laid off as flight cancellations soar because of the spreading coronavirus, a labor union official said. Gabe Morgan of Local 32BJ of Service Employees International Union said some workers received layoff notices Wednesday, and he estimated that 600…

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Philabundance — the Delaware Valley’s largest food relief organization — continues to serve throughout the COVID-19 crisis

March 27, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Philabundance staff member volunteers adhering to social distancing guidelines( standing 6 feet apart) at their Hunger Relief Center in South Philadelphia during the COVID-19 crisis, March 19.  (Photo courtesy of Philabundance) There are 750,000 individuals in the Delaware Valley who face hunger on a regular basis, even in the best of times. Philabundance…

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No More Hahnemann Hospital

March 27, 2020

After weeks of negotiation, talks between the City of Philadelphia and the owners of the now-shuttered Hahnemann Hospital have come to an end. By Denise Clay Since the coronavirus arrived in Philadelphia, officials concerned about the strain that a massive number of infected people could put on the City’s healthcare system, have called for the…

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Mayor Kenney reports first coronavirus death in Philadelphia

March 25, 2020

March 25, 2020– 1 p.m. Press Conference Mayor Kenney: “Deeply saddened to report the first death of a Philadelphia resident related to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Our prayers are with the family and loved ones of this person.” ~Mayor Kenney via Twitter The Philadelphia resident is in his 50’s. “We certainly expect more deaths in the…

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White House, Congress agree on $2 trillion coronavirus rescue bill

March 25, 2020

By ANDREW TAYLOR, LISA MASCARO and JONATHAN LEMIRE WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders of both major political parties announced agreement early Wednesday on an unprecedented $2 trillion emergency bill to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. The urgently needed pandemic response…

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Where to find free, nutritious food in Philly during COVID-19

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Where to find free, nutritious food during COVID-19 People’s Emergency Center  325 N. 39th St.  (19104) Upper...

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