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Apr. 30, COVID-19 UPDATE: 14,468 positive, 607 deaths

April 30, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health announced 665 cases of COVID-19 today. This brings the number of confirmed cases to 14,468. The Department of Public Health continues to see an uptick in positive cases in congregated settings, such as nursing homes, behavioral and occupational health centers, and the Department of Prisons. Two additional…

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Pelosi: $1T needed to avert state, city layoffs from coronavirus

April 30, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday up to $1 trillion is needed to shore up state and local governments for coronavirus costs, a stunning benchmark for the next aid package that’s certain to run into opposition from Senate Republicans. Pelosi said the “heroes” fund would help prevent layoffs as governors and mayors…

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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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Preferred Meals continues feeding students during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 24, 2020

Preferred Meals, an Elior Company, has served students in the School District of Philadelphia for more than 30 years. Beginning Thursday, April 23, a new distribution plan for feeding Philadelphia school children during the COVID-19 pandemic will be in place. At 49 Philadelphia school locations, students will now receive a box filled with five free…

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Obituaries: Legendary pastor Rev. Dr. Melvin Floyd, 85

April 24, 2020

Archbishop Mary Floyd Palmer, Presiding Prelate of the Philadelphia Council of Clergy, Inc. (PCC), with deepest regrets informed the clergy of Philadelphia and the general public that her father, Rev. Dr. Melvin Floyd, made transition on Monday, April 20 at the age of 85 from natural causes.  “Words are inadequate for me to express the…

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Obituaries: Iris Chew, 69

April 24, 2020

By Patricia Gilliam Clifford Iris Chew was born on March 2, 1951 in Philadelphia, daughter of the late Edward D. Chew, Sr. and Dorris Chew. She was the elder sister of Edward Dillion Chew, Jr., Esq. and Michelle Chew and proud mother of Jonas Abney and grandmother of Willow Abney. Her elementary and secondary education…

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