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  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 28 Jul 2020 3:47 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The MLB announced that the remainder of the home-and-home series between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees has been postponed out of an abundance of caution. Additionally, the Miami Marlins’ schedule has been postponed through Sunday.

  • 28 Jul 2020 3:43 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    InquirerPhiladelphia public school students will not return to classrooms until November at the earliest, according to multiple officials with knowledge of the situation, after plans for a hybrid model of in-person and online instruction sparked fierce opposition.

  • 27 Jul 2020 11:48 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Reports say 12 Marlins players and two coaches have tested positive after playing the Phillies. The team is still in Philadelphia

  • 27 Jul 2020 9:55 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Philadelphia City Institute Library on Rittenhouse Square will accept returns of library materials in lobby on the following days and times:

    • Monday July 27, 10 am - 4 pm
    • Tuesday July 28, 10 am - 4 pm
    • Wednesday July 29, 10 am - 4 pm
    • Friday July 31, 10 am - 4 pm
    Please wear a mask or face covering when returning library materials. Please allow at least 5 days for your items to be checked in once you have returned them.
  • 25 Jul 2020 4:45 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    City officials say recycling pickup on will be suspended on Monday and Tuesday of next week as sanitation workers continue to manage the overflow of trash that has accumulated across the city.

    The Streets Department on Saturday said residents should put their garbage curbside on their normal pickup dates, but withhold recycling until the following week for Monday and Tuesday collections. The department will return to a normal recycling schedule on Wednesday, July 29th.

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