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Hohenstein cosponsors bill for emergency paid sick leave amid COVID-19 crisis

State Rep. Joe Hohenstein announced last week he will introduce legislation to expand the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act. President Donald Trump signed H.R. 6201 on March 18, the same day after it was...

Philadelphia has first coronavirus-related death

Philadelphia had its first coronavirus-related death, Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley announced Wednesday afternoon. The victim was a male in his 50s with underlying health conditions, Farley said. He also said we can expect more...

Procession held in memory of O’Connor

Even while the city and world focus on the coronavirus pandemic, Philadelphia police and residents took time to honor the fallen Sgt. James O’Connor IV last Friday. Police hosted a near-hourlong vehicle procession along Knights...

City distributes more than 15,000 free meals to Northeast Philadelphia students

With School District of Philadelphia schools closed due to the spread of coronavirus, Dionne Jackson knew she wasn’t about to take a break. Jackson works in Mayfair Elementary’s kitchen, and when she heard the school...

Funeral Mass pending for Monsignor McGroarty

A memorial funeral Mass is planned at a later date for Monsignor Charles E. McGroarty, the longtime pastor of St. Matthew Catholic Church who died on March 17 at Holy Redeemer Hospital. He was 86. McGroarty...

First full day of stay-at-home order

The coronavirus continues to have a major impact on pretty much every aspect of American life. The state of Pennsylvania on Monday night instituted a stay-at-home order, prohibiting all public and private gatherings of any...

Lawyers demanding Walter Ogrod be tested for COVID-19

Counsel for death row inmate Walter Ogrod on Tuesday responded to the state Department of Corrections’ refusal to comply with the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Criminal Division’s order that the DOC transport Ogrod...

ShopRite of Morrell Plaza addresses word of employee with COVID-19

Sean and Bria McMenamin, who operate the ShopRite of Morrell Plaza, made a Facebook post on Sunday night confirming that an employee has a confirmed case of COVID-19. “You should know that ShopRite is prepared,...

City issues stay at home order, cases climb to 175

The city announced 79 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Philadelphia Monday afternoon, the largest increase that brings the total up to 175 since the beginning of the pandemic. Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said...

Holmesburg Civic considers zoning cases, meets 15th Police District CRO

The Holmesburg Civic Association last week listened to two zoning proposals and met the community relations officer in the 15th Police District. Members unanimously voted to not oppose a special exception for an existing tenant...
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