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Bipartisan group of Pennsylvania lawmakers press for most burdened hospitals to receive priority status for CARES Act funding

April 17, 2020

The group cites the WH designation of Philadelphia as a possible COVID -19 hotspot as a call to action PHILADELPHIA — A bipartisan group of members of Congress from southeastern Pennsylvania is pressing for hospitals with the greatest short-term need – including Philadelphia hospitals – to get federal funding priority during the COVID-19 outbreak. Congressmen…

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The help that cannot wait

April 17, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Staff members from Councilmember Cindy Bass’ office at Panati Recreation Center on N. 22nd Street, partnered with the Allegheny West Foundation to help distribute free food. By Thera Martin Some Philadelphia elected officials are making sure those in need in their districts can get some food. Pennsylvania State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta (D-181st Dist.)…

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Not So Sudden Impact

April 17, 2020

The African American community is getting hit hard by the coronavirus. The NAACP’s Pennsylvania State Caucus wants to talk about ways to get through it on Saturday.  By Denise Clay When the World Health Organization put the “pandemic” tag on the coronavirus and it hit the United States, everyone took notice. Except, at least in…

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Essential workers in crisis (Part one)

April 16, 2020

Names have been changed throughout this article to protect workers who wished to remain anonymous. By Andrea Lawful Sanders This story began with a text from a friend, who was concerned about the disparate treatment of correctional guards in the Philadelphia prison system. What happened beyond that initial contact opened a labyrinth of firsthand stories…

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COVID-19: Female prisoner in Philadelphia, 40, dies from coronavirus

April 15, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – The City announced Tuesday the first fatality among inmates in the Philadelphia Department of Prisons (PDP). This death is not counted in the count of death count because the Health Department was notified after the day’s count was closed for review. It will be reflected in Wednesday’s count. The City is reporting it now,…

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Community College of Philadelphia donates six ventilators, plus life-saving personal protective gear to local hospitals

April 14, 2020

Three health care programs at Community College of Philadelphia have donated life-saving equipment to local hospitals to support health care facilities and their colleagues working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Respiratory Care Technology program, the Biomedical Equipment Technology (BMET) program and the Nursing program at CCP have donated either ventilators or personal…

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