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Testing, Testing, Testing…

April 24, 2020

A group of local African American doctors got tired of hearing excuses when it came to finding testing for their community and decided to solve the problem themselves.  By Denise Clay Across the country, the statistics regarding the coronavirus and its impact are consistent in one very important way: the pain it has caused the…

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“I don’t want to die here…”

April 24, 2020

Members of the Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity, Philadelphia City Council, and District Attorney Larry Krasner came together on Tuesday to demand that more non-violent offenders be released from the city’s jails to stave off the coronavirus. By Denise Clay One of the things that everyone has had drummed into their heads from the…

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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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Celebrate Philly’s Earthweek and Library Week online! Stream movies, check out e-books for FREE!

April 21, 2020

Earth Week 2020 (#EarthWeekPHL): The City of Philadelphia kicks off its virtual Earth Week today. Virtual programming includes Philadelphia Parks & Recreation’s Parks & Rec @ Home series and the release of the Office of Sustainability’s Greenworks Review, which celebrates successes of the past year—with a special focus on engaging youth—and provides resources to help…

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COVID-19, 4/20/20: City of Philadelphia Daily Briefing, Liacouras Center receives first hospital overflow patient

April 20, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 339 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 9,553. This large increase over Sunday’s total is partially attributed to a backlog in lab testing; some labs do not report results over the weekend, and…

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Gov. Wolf Extends Statewide Stay-at-Home Order Until May 8

April 20, 2020

Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced that the statewide stay-at-home orders issued on April 1 to protect Pennsylvanians and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 will be extended until Friday, May 8 at 12:01 AM. The initial order was set to expire on April 30. “It is clear that our early…

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City Commissioners virtual Wednesday meetings concerning 2020 primary and general elections open to the public via internet

April 17, 2020

Through the Mayor’s order closing City government buildings to the public, or until further notice, the weekly meetings of the Philadelphia City Commissioners — sitting as the County Board of Elections and concerning the 2020 primary and special elections — will be held virtually at 11a.m. on Wednesdays. Instructions for public participation in the virtual…

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