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  • 01 Jun 2020 6:56 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Gov. Wolf signed an executive order extending the deadline for county election officers in Philadelphia and surrounding counties (except Bucks)  to receive absentee or mail-in ballots by mail to 5pm June 9. 

  • 01 Jun 2020 12:49 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    SEPTA is suspending its services in Center City at noon due to the expected demonstrations.  

  • 31 May 2020 6:04 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    SEPTA will shut down all service on Sunday at 6 p.m. and service will remain suspended until Monday at 6 a.m. due to continued riots and looting throughout the city.

  • 31 May 2020 5:03 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)


    Statement by CCRA President Maggie Mund

    We recognize the pain caused by the police brutality in Minneapolis...and throughout the country over the recent past.  We support peaceful protest everywhere to end this violence against black and minority communities which runs counter to American values. 

    But we cannot condone random and senseless civil disorder as a response.  Rioting and looting which turns our neighborhood into a battleground will not solve this problem and only serves to set citizen against citizen. 

    We call on the protest leaders to do everything in their power to channel their anger and hurt into peaceful protest in the best American traditions.  We want to work together with communities throughout the city to achieve meaningful reform.  That cannot happen when our neighbors fear for their safety and our neighborhood is looted and defaced.

    Please join CCRA as we call on Mayor Kenney and Police Chief Outlaw to assure the city that while peaceful protest will be encouraged, we need a plan that will prevent the violence and looting that rocked Center City last night. To date, we have learned that the National Guard will be called in and that Center City will be closed to vehicular traffic from Vine to South streets, and from the Schuylkill to Delaware rivers. Please contact city officials at,, and  

    More city council representative contacts may be found on the attached sheet.

    We would like to thank our neighbors who have been out cleaning up the broken glass and other consequences of last night's lawlessness, restoring the neighborhood to a semblance of order. 

    Please note that there is a curfew effective tonight at 6 PM to 6AM .  Stay safe

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  • 31 May 2020 3:15 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    In observance with the curfew tonight, all retail businesses are to close immediately.

  • 31 May 2020 1:36 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The Benjamin Franklin Bridge has been closed until further notice effective immediately for multiple reasons, officials declared Sunday. 

    Among those reasons is a planned march from the bridge to Liberty Bell as a demonstration for justice after the death of George Floyd on May 25. 

    Police activity has been reported at the bridge and the pedestrian walkway has been closed as well. However, officials say PATCO services remains unaffected at this time.

    Delaware River Port Authority officials also stated that Ben Franklin Bridge was closed due to the condition of Philadelphia. Currently, they are trying to restrict anyone trying to come into Center City at this time. 

    Additionally, all streets in Center City have been closed in order to facilitate the clean up process following Saturday's riots. 

    The closure area runs from Vine Street to South Street, from the Delaware River to the Schuylkill River.

    SEPTA bus access will also be restricted. Only, residents and business operators of Center City will be permitted access indefinitely to aid the restoration of the city. 

    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation also announced police activity on I-95 southbound at Exit 20 - Columbus Boulveard/Washington Ave. The ramp has been closed, but it is not known if that is in connection to any protests. 

  • 31 May 2020 1:13 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The curfew begins at 8pm tonight and ends at 6pm Monday morning.

    Thank you to our friends and neighbors who are cleaning up from last night's chaos.  We are better than this.  And we will get through the stronger than ever.


    Photo credit: Paula Cohen Buonomo

  • 30 May 2020 8:36 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    ATTENTION* Mayor Kenney has implemented a MANDATORY CITY-WIDE CURFEW effective TONIGHT at 8PM through TOMORROW at 6AM. Only persons with essential duties will be permitted outdoors.

  • 27 May 2020 3:42 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The PA Senate 1st District Debate with Senator Larry Farnese and challenger Nikil Saval is now uploaded on our YouTube Channel.

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