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A woman wearing a protective mask looks out of her window.
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Mark Abrams
June 27, 2020 - 12:41 pm
It’s called “Fear of Going Out,” or FOGO. And it’s a real condition under the category of anxiety that’s been spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic and our response to it. Read more here.
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Ginger Rudolph is one of the curators for the Mural Arts Philadelphia Fellowship for Black Artists.
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Antionette Lee
June 27, 2020 - 11:26 am
At a time when many nonprofits are struggling for funding due to COVID-19, one local nonprofit is giving away $20,000 to Philadelphia’s Black artists, in an effort to bring more equity to the art world. Read more here.
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A group of kittens
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John McDevitt
June 27, 2020 - 4:00 am
Feline populations at Philadelphia-area animal shelters are above average this year. The temporary stoppage of elective veterinary procedures, like spaying and neutering during the pandemic, could be a factor. Read more here.
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Electricity
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Justin Udo
June 27, 2020 - 4:00 am
PECO is expanding assistance to customers facing financial hardships during the coronavirus pandemic. The program can now help customers dealing with the summer heat. Read more here.
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A laptop and a stack of books.
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David Madden
June 27, 2020 - 4:00 am
Incoming first-year students at one South Jersey university are being given more than an online option for their first year in college. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia Headquarters.
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Mike DeNardo
June 27, 2020 - 4:00 am
Some Philadelphia high school students have won approval for a historical maker to commemorate the pivotal 1967 student walkout. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw
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KYW Staff
June 26, 2020 - 5:30 pm
Gun violence has been raging on in Philadelphia, even amid the coronavirus pandemic. So far in 2020, nearly 900 people have been shot in Philadelphia. Homicides are up 20% compared to 2019 — an already record-breaking year for murders. On Friday, Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw announced her...
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Governor Phil Murphy announces extensive social distancing measures to mitigate further spread of COVID-19 on March 16, 2020, in Trenton.
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David Madden
June 26, 2020 - 3:51 pm
New Jersey schools now have a 100-page road map of suggestions so they can reopen in the fall, assuming the pandemic will allow it. Read more here.
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Pat Loeb
June 26, 2020 - 3:00 pm
Philadelphians are required to wear face masks in indoor and outdoor public spaces, if they are less than 6 feet apart from others, according to a city mandate. Due to a potential second wave, the city may suspend its anticipated move to fully enter the “green” phase of reopening on July 3. Read...
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Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Philippe Myers (5) skates with the puck against the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena.
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Ed Benkin
June 26, 2020 - 2:56 pm
Flyers defenseman Philippe Myers thought his season would be on hold after fracturing a kneecap in early March. But with the delay in the hockey season due to the pandemic, Myers has completely recovered and is ready for game action. Read more here.
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