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  • 11 Aug 2021 9:22 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Philadelphia was expected to announce an indoor mask mandate for all businesses — or allow them to go mask-free if they require proof of vaccination for employees and patrons. Gov. Tom Wolf announced Pennsylvania’s first vaccine mandate, ordering health-care workers at state-run facilities to be vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing and requiring future hires to be immunized.

    As cases rise, so do new rules: Philly adds a mask mandate, Pa. to require vaccination or tests for some workers (

  • 10 Aug 2021 2:00 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    A group of activists says the Schuylkill River is in such poor shape that future regattas may have to be moved. Philadelphia has a history of rowing that dates back to before the Civil War, but the activists say without something being done, the future could be in jeopardy. 

    Philadelphia Rowing Community Warns ‘National Disaster’ On Schuylkill River Could Cost City Future Regattas – CBS Philly (

  • 10 Aug 2021 10:41 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    If you’re restarting your commute into Center City, or find yourself near 12th and Arch streets early in the day, don’t miss the chance to stop into Reading Terminal for a quick and filling breakfast.

    Reading Terminal Market best breakfasts: Pretzel roll-ups, baleadas, crepes - On top of Philly news (

  • 10 Aug 2021 9:45 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    These are the venues in the Philly area that require proof of vaccination. Note that certain bands will require proof of vaccination regardless of the venue, so be sure to check with performance spaces before heading out for a show. This list will be updated.

    Philadelphia performance venues that require proof of vaccination (

  • 10 Aug 2021 9:32 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Cellphones will vibrate, radios will beep, and televisions will scroll special messages on Wednesday as the United States tests its Integrated Public Alert & Warning System, also known as IPAWS. The Integrated Public Alert & Warning System is FEMA’s national system for local alerting that provides authenticated emergency and life-saving information to the public through mobile phones using Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), to radio and television via the Emergency Alert System (EAS), and on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Weather Radio. The test is set for 2:20 pm ET, 1:20pm CT, 12:20 pm MT, 11:20 am PT, 10:20 am AT, and 8:20 am HT; it’ll be held at the same time across the country.

  • 10 Aug 2021 8:57 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Philadelphia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania are all now above the 5% positivity threshold for COVID tests, creating a new urgency in the fight against the rising Delta variant.

    Crossing the 5% Threshold, Philadelphia Region Braces for COVID Mandates – NBC10 Philadelphia (

  • 09 Aug 2021 1:50 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Since its start in 2017, PHLpreK has served over 10,000 students. This year, the free, quality pre-K program will serve over 4,000 students at more than 140 locations throughout the City! We are ready to welcome your family into our biggest year yet!

  • 09 Aug 2021 1:07 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    A new competition will bring streetside bike corrals to Old City and West Philly, though it’s unclear if the program will get funding to expand.

  • 09 Aug 2021 1:04 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The organization’s former executive director is currently running for mayor of a Delaware County town.

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