Mayor Jim Kenney
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KYW Staff
March 31, 2020 - 1:58 pm
Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in Philadelphia, Mayor Jim Kenney said another “public health crisis” has crept back into the foreground: gun violence. Coronavirus cases also climbed to 1,315. Read the latest here.
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Burlington-Bristol Bridge
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Justin Udo
March 30, 2020 - 8:44 pm
The Tacony-Palmyra and Burlington-Bristol bridges are still accepting cash toll payments, even though many expressways have suspended the option as to follow social-distancing protocols and minimize person-to-person contact during the coronavirus crisis. Read more here.
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Wells Fargo Center
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Ed Benkin
March 30, 2020 - 7:49 pm
The NHL is planning several scenarios in case it is safe for hockey to return, but Flyers General Manager Chuck Fletcher said playoff possibilities are of little importance compared to the battle against coronavirus. Read more here.
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Protesters in cars demand low-risk inmates released
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Cherri Gregg
March 30, 2020 - 7:09 pm
Protesters swarmed City Hall on Monday — in their cars, per social-distancing rules — to demand the release of low-level offenders from Philadelphia and state prisons as the coronavirus crisis continues on. Read more here.
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coronavirus guidance
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Jim Melwert
March 30, 2020 - 6:14 pm
Data shows cases of coronavirus in Montgomery County will peak in about two weeks, “so this is no time to relax.” The county’s commissioner, as well as one of the first patients in the county, emphasize the need for people to take this seriously. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Police Department headquarters.
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Kristen Johanson
March 30, 2020 - 4:59 pm
The Philadelphia police union has extended its contract with the city for one year, as both sides agreed to put off negotiations during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
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APM tablets
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Mike DeNardo
March 30, 2020 - 3:21 pm
Staffers from the Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM) dropped off tablets to the homes of more than 600 3- to 5-year-olds, who would normally be at one of the nonprofit's four preschool centers, but the schools are closed due to coronavirus. Read more here.
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Governor Tom Wolf speaking to reporters.
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Rachel Kurland
March 30, 2020 - 2:29 pm
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has extended his stay-at-home order to last through at least April 30, and schools are closed indefinitely. Read more here.
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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Mark Abrams
March 30, 2020 - 2:06 pm
Due to social distancing rules, Catholics haven’t been able to attend daily or Sunday Mass in-person. But, on the Philadelphia Archdiocese’s website or social media pages, you’ll find a doorway to a weeklong program of talks and meditations. Read more here.
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3D-printed face shield
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Kim Glovas
March 30, 2020 - 1:44 pm
A La Salle University grad asked his alma mater if he could utilize the school’s 3D printers to make face shields for health care workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
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