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Governor Wolf Announces Closure of Pennsylvania Schools

March 13, 2020

Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that all K-12 Pennsylvania schools will be closed for 10 business days effective Monday, March 16. The administration has been working with school districts as well as state and local officials to gather input on this decision. The Wolf Administration will continue to monitor Covid-19 in the commonwealth, and at…

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Philly schools closed for two weeks

March 13, 2020

All District and Charter schools will be closed starting Monday, March 16, 2020 through Friday, March 27, 2020. Though the School District of Philadelphia still does NOT have any suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in schools or offices, this closure has become necessary as many SDP employees who reside in neighboring counties are being…

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Guest Editorial: Benefit of the Doubt

March 13, 2020

philadelphia public record For a long time, few local government offices have generated more attention-grabbing news than the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office. From John Green’s $675,000 bribery scheme to the numerous sexual harassment lawsuits filed against Jewell Williams, there was no shortage of fodder coming out of the Land Title Building. Thus, we were not surprised…

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Rocket Fuel

March 13, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Mayor Jim Kenney (Photo: Bill Z. Foster) Helping Philadelphia’s City Council pay for its poverty reduction “moonshot” is the focus of much of Mayor Jim Kenney’s 2021 budget plan. By Denise Clay Last week, City Council President Darrell Clarke and City Council’s Special Committee on Poverty unveiled a plan that the group hopes…

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Caught Up in Human Trafficking in Philadelphia

March 13, 2020

By Beverly Chandran and Bahati Phoenix, Women Against Human Trafficking  Human trafficking is happening in our city, and as residents of Philadelphia and citizens of the world, we owe it to humanity to do everything in our power to ensure the human right of freedom is guaranteed to everyone. Deception, coercion, recruitment, and abduction are…

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Week In Review

Justices toss decision in media mogul’s discrimination case

March 27, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Byron Allen (Photo: Shutterstock) ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday threw...

Sun Report

Election limbo as coronavirus outbreak upends US primaries

March 27, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Early voters cast their ballots at the Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building in Milwaukee, Wis....

Health

Fauci predicts 100,000 to 200,000 deaths in the U.S. from coronavirus

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AP–As the White House looks for ways to restore normalcy in parts of the U.S., the government’s...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff