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NJ halts indoor dining restart, citing mask use, distancing

June 30, 2020

By WAYNE PARRY and MICHAEL CATALINI ABOVE PHOTO: FILE – In this May 27, 2020, file photo, visitors pass a restaurant that has reopened in San Antonio. Coronavirus cases are rising in nearly half the U.S. states, as states are rolling back lockdowns. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov….

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What is contact tracing for COVID-19?

June 29, 2020

City of Philadelphia–Public health departments around the world have several tools to combat disease outbreaks and pandemics. One of the most important is contact tracing. Health departments do this all the time, but they have never done it at a scale like we’re expecting to do over the next few months for COVID-19. What is…

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Philadelphia City officials issue fireworks warning

June 25, 2020

 City officials on Tuesday issued a reminder about the dangers of setting off fireworks in neighborhoods. The City has received many complaints about fireworks going off at all hours – disrupting sleep, causing anxiety in people and pets, and generally interfering with residents’ quality-of-life. “While we’re not certain why this is happening, we are certain…

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SUNrise: The song we sing

June 25, 2020

By Kayla Taylor  June 19, 2020 Definition: free·dom; /frēdom/ the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. absence of subjection to foreign domination or despotic government. the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved. It’s Juneteenth, but you are in 1865.  Imagine you have traveled back in…

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A Breath of Police Reform

June 25, 2020

Philadelphia City Council ended its 2019-2020 session by turning its laser focus on reforming the City’s police department. By Denise Clay On Thursday, Philadelphia City Council sent a message to the Philadelphia Police Department: We’re watching you. Council passed a series of bills that did everything from institute a residency requirement for perspective police recruits…

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Breaking The Glass Ceiling

June 25, 2020

Nina Ahmad is hoping to make history by becoming the first person of color to win statewide office in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. By Denise Clay Let’s play a little Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Political Jeopardy. The topic is, Statewide Office in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Question: The only person of color to hold statewide office…

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Bill Cosby appeal will test scope of #MeToo prosecutions

June 25, 2020

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a stunning decision that could test the legal framework of #MeToo cases, Pennsylvania’s highest court will review the trial decision to let five other accusers testify at Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial in 2018, which ended with the longtime TV star’s conviction. Cosby, 82, has been imprisoned in suburban Philadelphia for…

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