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  • 16 Aug 2021 2:59 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    In Philadelphia, nearly 17% of trash sent to the landfill is wasted food. This adds up to around 116 million pounds of food waste coming from commercial properties such as restaurants and other food service establishments. 

    In collaboration with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Food Matters Regional Initiative, the City developed a printable and easy-to-share guide for commercial properties about the proper management of food waste in Philadelphia, with strategies listed from most to least environmentally beneficial. Food business owners can use these alternatives to dumpster disposal to reduce the amount of wasted food created and keep waste out of the landfill. 

    Reducing Food Waste

  • 16 Aug 2021 2:58 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Being vaccinated against COVID-19 results in an eight-fold reduction of risk if you’re fully vaccinated compared to when you are not. If you’re fully vaccinated, you have a 25-fold reduction of your risk of being hospitalized or dying from COVID. The COVID vaccines protect people very well and are the best way to avoid a severe enough infection that could end up in hospitalization.

    Simply put: the COVID vaccines work extremely well and are saving lives every day.

    The City has a vested interest in ensuring that all staff are protected as thoroughly as possible from severe COVID infection and death. That’s why as of September 1, the City will be instituting the following new policies listed below.

    Protecting the City from Delta

  • 15 Aug 2021 9:26 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The stabbing happened around 10 p.m. at 15th and Locust streets in Philadelphia.

  • 13 Aug 2021 3:12 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Philadelphia is trying something new to combat the congestion in Center City. Starting Monday, the city will begin creating some “bus-only” lanes for SEPTA buses.

    You’ll see them on Market Street between 15th and 20th Streets, as well as JFK Boulevard between 15th and 19th Streets
  • 13 Aug 2021 3:07 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Philadelphia and its suburbs continued to attract new residents, and south-central Pennsylvania also grew at a healthy clip, but most of the rest of the state’s 67 counties lost people over the past decade, according to new population data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

  • 13 Aug 2021 10:47 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Philadelphia health care workers, as well as college students, will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 15, officials announced Friday.

    Philly Issues New COVID Mandates for Health Care, Higher Ed – NBC10 Philadelphia (

  • 12 Aug 2021 3:35 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The Eagles will kick off their 2021 preseason tonight against the Steelers.

    This will be the first preseason game for Nick Sirianni and his new coaching staff and it will be the Eagles’ first preseason game since before the 2019 season. Last year’s preseason was wiped out by COVID-19.

  • 12 Aug 2021 11:05 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Philadelphia and the rest of Pennsylvania have operated independently from one another. The city and state had separate timelines for easing COVID-19 restrictions; each collects its own data on coronavirus infections and vaccination rates; and now they have their own procedures to obtain replacement vaccination cards.

  • 11 Aug 2021 4:37 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    There's a chance feels-like temperatures could peak above 105 degrees. A First Alert is in effect from Tuesday through Friday because of the miserable heat wave.

  • 11 Aug 2021 11:09 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Philadelphia businesses must now require masks or proof of vaccination from employees and customers, while large outdoor events with no seating will also need to implement masks as the city updates its coronavirus guidance.

    In addition, all city employees will need to be vaccinated by Sept. 1 or wear two face masks, Acting Health Commissioner, Dr. Cheryl Bettigole announced Wednesday. The new guidelines, which take effect at midnight, come as COVID-19 infections rise again across the country, driven largely by the more transmissible delta variant and a struggle to get people vaccinated.

    Businesses that require all staff and customers be fully vaccinated will not be subject to the masking rule, Bettigole said.

    Philadelphia Businesses Ordered to Require Masks or COVID-19 Vaccines for Customers, Employees – NBC10 Philadelphia (

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