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  • 05 Aug 2020 12:56 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Due to flooding SEPTA has suspended all Regional Rail lines.  There is a barge "floating" down the Vine Street Expressway.  


  • 03 Aug 2020 10:10 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Pennsylvania health officials on Monday reported no new deaths attributed to COVID-19 for the first time in more than four months.

    The last time that neither the state Department of Health nor a county health department confirmed a new coronavirus death in Pennsylvania was on March 20, when the statewide death toll stood at one. On Monday, health officials said the death toll remained at 7,209, while noting there’s often a lag in reporting of cases and deaths from the weekend.


  • 03 Aug 2020 2:25 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The Wawa located at Broad and Walnut Streets has permanently closed following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • 02 Aug 2020 9:51 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has tested positive for the coronavirus, the team confirmed on Sunday night.

    Pederson is asymptomatic and is feeling fine. 

    Pederson, who is believed to have contracted COVID-19 outside of the team's training facility, needs to quarantine and have multiple negative tests before returning to work.

  • 30 Jul 2020 6:54 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    With COVID-19 cases increasing in Pennsylvania, especially in and around Philadelphia, city and state health officials are highlighting the mandate to wear face masks in public. There was even an apology to restaurants from the Philadelphia health commissioner. 

    Philadelphia’s restaurants were caught off guard on Tuesday when the health commissioner announced that indoor dining restrictions would continue. He said Thursday that won’t happen again and also revealed the city is now keeping count on how many people are wearing masks.

  • 30 Jul 2020 6:50 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Philly has a new plan to tackle the city's growing trash problem. Trash has been piling up during the COVID-19 pandemic due to workers calling out sick. Now, the Streets Department hopes to hire 120 temporary workers to help clear the backlog.

  • 30 Jul 2020 10:27 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    At least two Center City Philadelphia row homes, one appearing to be under construction, were damaged by a fire that brought a large fire department presence to Cypress Street near Fitler Square Thursday morning. NBC10’s Randy Gyllenhaal reports from the scene.

    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/home-under-construction-catches-fire-in-center-city/2485099/


  • 28 Jul 2020 4:57 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    CBS3 -  response to the pandemic, SEPTA began requiring passengers to wear face coverings last month. But some riders are still not complying.

    As more people return to riding public transportation, masks are mandatory but it’s difficult for SEPTA to enforce it. 


  • 28 Jul 2020 4:00 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Fox 29Philadelphia officials have postponed indoor dining until at least Sept.1 as cases continue to rise. Indoor dining was previously set to resume on Aug. 1 in the city.

    “For restaurants—you have our sympathy. They are getting hit hard,” Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said at a Tuesday press briefing.” With case counts rising, I think it’s better for them to not open instead of opening and then having to shut down later.”



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