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  • 20 Sep 2021 2:21 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    A total of 113 animals at the zoo will receive the two-dose experimental vaccine produced by Zoetis, a former subsidiary of Pfizer headquartered in New Jersey.

    Philly Zoo begins vaccinating animals for COVID-19 (

  • 20 Sep 2021 1:46 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    There will be several road closures and parking restrictions in effect beginning Sunday, September 19 through Monday, September 20 due to an ongoing special event in Center City Philadelphia. Traffic delays can be expected. Motorists are advised to avoid the area by using alternate routes and allow for extra driving time in areas near the event.

    Road Closures

    The following streets will be closed from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, September 20:

    • 1800-1900 Arch Street
    • 100 N. 19th Street

    The following streets will be closed from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, September 20:

    • 1200-1300 Market Street (eastbound travel lanes only)
      • 12th Street and 13th Street will remain open to traffic
      • All westbound travel lanes on Market Street will remain open to traffic

    Parking Restrictions

    The following streets will be posted as “Temporary No Parking” zones from 6 p.m. Sunday, September 19 to 10 p.m. Monday, September 20:

    • 1200 Block of Market Street (both sides of street)
    • 12th Street between Clover Street and Filbert Street (west side only)
    • Market Street from 17th Street to 21st Street (both sides of street)
    • 1800-1900 Block Arch Street (both sides of street)
    • 100 N. 19th Street (both sides of street)

    All “Temporary No Parking” signs must be obeyed. Vehicles parked in these locations during posted hours will be relocated.

    Public Transportation

    SEPTA Bus Routes 17, 33, 44, 48 will be detoured from their normal routes through the East Market Street area beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, September 20 through approximately 3:30 p.m.

    SEPTA Bus Routes 33 and 48 will be detoured from their normal routes through 1800-1900 Arch Street area beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, September 20 through approximately 12:30 p.m.

    Detours will be posted, and specific route changes will be made available online on the System Status Page at

  • 16 Sep 2021 3:23 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Areas of Center City left underwater in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida include the Schuylkill River Park community garden. While gardening activities had been winding down before the storm, the river dumped several feet of water and a thick layer of silt on end-of-season produce. The garden steering committee has directed gardeners to dispose of all affected plants and is busy gathering information about possible soil contamination and remediation. Organizations offering guidance include Penn State Extension Services, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. The goal is to restore the soil so that gardeners can be confident in its safety next season. Once procedures are in place, several cleanup sessions will be scheduled. 

  • 15 Sep 2021 10:54 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    It’s burger season. What season is that, you ask? Well, really all of them. A burger is just as good on a hot day by the pool as it is in a cozy pub on a winter night.

    Best burgers in Philly to eat right now (

  • 15 Sep 2021 10:46 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The company, which has come under fire for workplace issues, promises a minimum of $15 an hour plus benefits.

    Amazon Philadelphia hiring spree: Nearly 5k of jobs planned for region - On top of Philly news (

  • 15 Sep 2021 10:42 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The incident happened Saturday, 9/11, around 2 a.m. near the intersection of 18th and Sansom streets.

    Philadelphia shooting: A shooting near 18th and Sansom streets leaves a man injured Saturday. - 6abc Philadelphia

  • 14 Sep 2021 2:33 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The initial numbers from the 2020 Census data are out, and Philadelphia has experienced a 5.1% growth. Gains in the Hispanic and Asian populations are responsible for driving this growth, with 36% and 39% respective increases in each group. Philadelphia is growing in both its size and diversity. 

    As City leaders, it is our responsibility to ensure that we are holistically addressing the needs of the public that we serve, and that includes when populations shift and grow, and being finely attuned to these dynamics and tensions. The needs of the community last year were loud and pronounced as many in our city experienced a racial awakening through the deeply painful tragedy of George Floyd’s murder. Similarly, the tragedy in Atlanta that impacted the AAPI community nationally forced us to really look at our inequitable systems and structures. 

    Learn more about the 2020 Census shifts, and what that means towards building a more equitable city below.

    No to Hate and Violence

  • 07 Sep 2021 2:18 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    To help the City understand the extent of damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida and to see where resources and recovery assistance may be needed, we’re asking anyone impacted by this severe storm to answer a short survey and upload any photos they may have into our damage assessment tool.

    Additional weather alerts or emergency information will be sent to ReadyPhiladelphia subscribers (via text message) as well as on OEM’s social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter.

    Below, residents can find:

    • Rolling updates.
    • Where to report issues.
    • Helpful links and resources.
    • Frequently asked questions.

    Hurricane Ida Resources

  • 27 Aug 2021 9:23 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    On Twitter via nbc10 - refugees coming to PHILLY #BREAKING Philadelphia International Airport will be the second airport in the nation to receive evacuees from Afghanistan, a spokesperson with the Mayor’s Office confirmed with NBC10.

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