Outdoor seating
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Hadas Kuznits
June 11, 2020 - 4:41 pm
Outdoor dining will begin Friday at some Philadelphia restaurants, and the city is working with restaurant owners to help those without outdoor spaces obtain new temporary permits for imaginative places where they will be able to safely add additional seating outside. Read more here.
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A spotted lanternfly.
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Mark Abrams
September 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
With the spotted lanternfly population exploding into urban and suburban areas, officials are urging trucking and delivery businesses to step up now, if they haven't already, to get state permits to operate in the quarantine zone.
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Spotted lanternfly
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Paul Kurtz
June 19, 2019 - 4:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is closely monitoring a spotted lanternfly quarantine that covers the entire Delaware Valley and parts of New Jersey and Delaware. State agriculture secretary Russell Redding says the quarantine has grown as the spotted...
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Hemp products
Paul Kurtz
February 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As Pennsylvania moves ahead with plans for the commercial production of industrial hemp, growers look forward to planting their first crops. Inside a greenhouse at Delaware Valley University in Bucks County, biology professor and entomologist Chris Tipping is showing...
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New Jersey has decided where to locate a half dozen additional medical marijuana dispensaries across the state.
David Madden
December 24, 2018 - 4:00 am
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey health department officials awarded a half dozen new permits to companies to grow and dispense medical marijuana in the state, bringing the total number to 12 in the new year, and two of the new entities will be in South Jersey. A total of 146 applications...
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
December 05, 2018 - 7:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Smoking opponents beat back an effort in Philadelphia city council to reverse rules limiting tobacco sale permits. The Board of Health adopted a rule, two years ago, aimed at lowering the unusually high density of cigarette sellers in the city's low-income...
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