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Tim Jimenez
March 30, 2020 - 7:27 am
Philadelphia is expanding its free food program to help families in need during the coronavirus outbreak. Here's a list of sites around the city where adults and students can pick up packages of free food.
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David Madden
March 30, 2020 - 4:00 am
Small businesses have particular challenges during the COVID-19 emergency, and New Jersey is offering three new initiatives to, at the very least, help the business and their workers cope. Read more here.
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Pat Loeb
March 30, 2020 - 4:00 am
Among the non-medical damage the coronavirus is doing is the toll it’s taking on Philadelphia city finances. The mayor says he can’t yet calculate its impact on the budget, but there’s at least one hopeful sign for the recovery of its pension fund. Read more here.
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Kimberly Adams
March 29, 2020 - 7:24 pm
A Warminster mother of two is dealing with working from home with kids, and coping with the pandemic. Read more here.
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Charlotte Reese
March 29, 2020 - 1:07 pm
New SEPTA schedules take effect this week in response to the coronavirus pandemic, for both Regional Rails and subway lines. Read more here.
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KYW Staff
March 29, 2020 - 10:53 am
Gov. Tom Wolf requested a major disaster declaration from the White House Sunday, in order to provide extra support for state, county and municipal governments, as well as people struggling during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more here.
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Charlotte Reese
March 29, 2020 - 10:21 am
Police in New Jersey broke up a house party early Saturday morning, despite Gov. Phil Murphy's executive order cancelling all gatherings. Read more here.
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David Madden
March 29, 2020 - 4:00 am
Researchers at Rutgers University-Camden have updated their findings in a study on the need for additional hospital beds in South Jersey amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
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Jim Melwert
March 29, 2020 - 4:00 am
Pennsylvania’s primary election has been moved from April 28 to June 2 because of the coronavirus outbreak. Does the delay benefit anyone in the race? Read more here.
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Nurses care for victims of a Spanish influenza epidemic outdoors amidst canvas tents during an outdoor fresh air cure, Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1918.
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Mark Abrams
March 29, 2020 - 4:00 am
A Devon graduate student says family tree research for a book she was compiling led her to uncover the role of Catholic religious sisters in helping Philadelphia cope with the last pandemic to hit the region back in 1918. Read more here.
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