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Philadelphia could close a section of Spruce Street for tent hospital
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania may put a field hospital on a public street, the first commandeering of open land for medical use since 1918.
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Philly Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson corruption trial scheduled for 2021
Kenyatta Johnson, his wife Dawn Chavous, and two former Universal Companies executives will stand trial on federal corruption charges early next year.
Do something good for Philly: Order #LatinoTakeout this weekend
Latinx workers and businesses are projected to be disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. A Philly group wants to help by helping you eat well.
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Cheesecake Factory is getting a COVID-19 pass on rent. Should Pa. help all renters?
Many businesses in Pa. aren't paying April rent thanks to a provision common in commercial leases. Should the same protection apply to everyone?
Your trash didn’t get picked up? Expect some delays in Philadelphia
Add trash pickup to your growing list of things disrupted by COVID-19. Philadelphia sanitation workers are calling out of work, creating service delays.
‘Not gonna break my bank’: Developers say coronavirus won’t end Philly’s real estate boom
Philadelphia real estate professionals say the coronavirus pandemic is likely to cause temporary problems, but won’t derail the sector’s growth.
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Amid COVID crisis, Trump moves to quietly gut laws against racist lending
The Trump administration is poised to weaken a civil rights-era law meant to guard against discriminatory lending.
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Suddenly ‘out of a job’ Philadelphians line up for boxes of free food
The city of Philadelphia and its nonprofit partners are distributing boxes of free food at a growing list of sites located in neighborhoods across the city.
‘If you don’t have to ride, please don’t’: SEPTA, PATCO further reduce service
SEPTA is cutting back its already reduced Regional Rail service after ridership dropped by more than 90% this week. PATCO is also reducing services.
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Yes, you can go to your community garden; City deems farms ‘essential’
Philadelphia has given community gardens and urban farms the green light to operate during the COVID-19 shutdown with new safety and social distancing measures in place.
Two more SEPTA workers diagnosed with COVID-19, transit union bulk orders hand sanitizer
Three SEPTA workers have tested positive for COVID-19. Two of the three work in maintenance while the third works at the agency headquarters.
Philly Council advances $85.4 million coronavirus emergency spending bill
The taxpayer money will be spent on city payroll and operating testing sites as well as other emergency operations.
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