Aaron Talasnik, 42, wears a bunny costume while walking his dog Charlie in Center City. Aaron said he has recently been walking his dog while dressed in his old Halloween costumes to brighten peoples day. "If I can make somebody smile or make somebody laugh during the day I am helping, I think a lot of people right now are struggling, just trying to stay positive is not easy right now. I can't afford to help financially, and I am not a doctor or nurse. I see this as a way to brighten people's day. And I have to go on the walks anyway, it just kind of comes from that.” He said he has a rotation of about four costumes at the moment: The hungry caterpillar, Buzz Lightyear, the Easter bunny, and opening day Phillies fan.
Just three weeks ago, the restaurant scene in Philadelphia was alive and thriving. All the while, a public health crisis sat at its doorstep. Following a citywide shutdown on March 16, some of Philadelphia's most popular restaurants are now shuttered and barely recognizable behind boarded-up windows and stacked chairs and tables. The remaining eateries have shifted from hosting guests to handing off food through makeshift windows, enforcing the social distance code that goes against everything their industry once stood for, in what now feels like a lifetime ago. The workers at these windows share their stories on what its been like at the frontlines of a severed service industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A group of activists staged a protest Thursday morning demanding the reopening of the shuttered Hahnemann Hospital, but it didn’t quite look like the demonstrations and rallies that have taken place outside the hospital in the past.
Philadelphia Police SWAT Cpl. James O’Connor was shot and killed early Friday, March 13, 2020, while serving a warrant, according to Commissioner Danielle Outlaw. He is the first officer killed in the line of duty in Philadelphia in five years.
Fans gathered in Philadelphia and Los Angeles to mourn basketball legend Kobe Bryant, 41, and daughter Gianna, 13, who were confirmed dead, along with seven others, by authorities when a helicopter crashed in Calabasas, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 26.