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Rock saying Gap Year
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Suzanne Monaghan
May 22, 2020 - 4:00 am
More incoming college freshmen are expected to request a year off because of COVID-19. But getting that request granted might not be easy. Read more here.
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Pennsylvania capitol building in Harrisburg
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Tony Romeo
May 21, 2020 - 9:25 pm
T he secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections told state senators this past week that the release of some inmates from state prisons during the pandemic is about protecting the community, as well as inmates and staff. Read more here.
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Dozens of homeless have taken up residence at Philadelphia International Airport, but a new rule limiting access to passengers and workers effective Friday has officials working to relocate them.
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KYW Staff
May 21, 2020 - 9:05 pm
Philadelphia officials have postponed a plan to relocate homeless people who’ve been living in the airport Friday morning. Read more here.
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U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain
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Pat Loeb
May 21, 2020 - 6:07 pm
A former judge of elections in South Philadelphia has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he “stuffed the ballot box” in exchange for bribes from a political consultant. Read more here.
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Parks are closed due to coronavirus.
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Kristen Johanson
May 21, 2020 - 5:20 pm
Philadelphia continues a downward trend of new COVID-19 cases, but restrictions are likely to continue through the summer. Parks and Recreation is already tweaking its kids’ summer programming. Read more here.
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Mike Krauser
May 21, 2020 - 4:32 pm
A fire department in Wisconsin has a warning about hand sanitizer, left exposed to sunlight in cars. Hand sanitizer ignited, apparently as the sun hit the bottle, creating an effect like a magnifying glass. Read on.
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Protesters at Open Up Delco Freedom rally at the Delaware County courthouse
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Justin Udo
May 21, 2020 - 4:31 pm
A group of small business owners in Delaware County staged a protest earlier Thursday calling on government officials to let them reopen their doors for business. Read more here.
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Steak 48 in Houston
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Hadas Kuznits
May 21, 2020 - 3:04 pm
A new steakhouse that plans to open in Philadelphia later this summer will be implementing modifications made at some of their other locations around the country. Read more here.
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Vegetables from a garden
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Hadas Kuznits
May 21, 2020 - 4:00 am
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is launching a new program through their website to help encourage gardeners to grow more of their food themselves, their families and their communities. Read more here.
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Social distancing drive-in in Pottstown.
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Mark Abrams
May 21, 2020 - 4:00 am
A popular wedding and banquet venue in a Montgomery County community has been shut down because of COVID-19. But Chuck Gulati, owner of the Sunnybrook Ballroom, has come up with a novel way to bring people to his property on weekends. Read more here.
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