Pennsylvania hospitals to share supplies, Wolf orders; African Americans disproportionately affected by virus, health officials say

The rate of infection in Pennsylvania has flattened somewhat, officials said, but a surge is still coming: "We need to buckle down and recommit ourselves to eliminating as much contact as we can with people outside our homes," Gov. Wolf said.

Gov. Tom Wolf to order Pennsylvania schools closed through rest of academic year

The expected announcement comes as a growing number of states have shut down schools for the year amid the continued outbreak.

Gov. Tom Wolf to order Pennsylvania schools closed through rest of academic year

The expected announcement comes as a growing number of states have shut down schools for the year amid the continued outbreak.

A Bucks County athletic club has become a makeshift medical facility to help with COVID-19

The Newtown Athletic Club has the capacity to house up to 100 patients, officials said Wednesday.

A Bucks County athletic club has become a makeshift medical facility to help with COVID-19

The Newtown Athletic Club has the capacity to house up to 100 patients, officials said Wednesday.

L&I finally launched online permitting — in time for coronavirus to shut down Philadelphia

Contractors still need permits for payment and to continue work under waivers, even as much of the city's construction has halted due to the coronavirus.

L&I finally launched online permitting — in time for coronavirus to shut down Philadelphia

Contractors still need permits for payment and to continue work under waivers, even as much of the city's construction has halted due to the coronavirus.
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Fearing coronavirus will infect kids, an activist in Fairhill hunts down prohibited ice cream trucks

Asteria Vives has been waging a guerrilla-style campaign against the ice cream trucks that show up daily in her neighborhood despite a city order banning them from the streets.

‘Every day, every flight’ is a coronavirus risk for flight attendants

While the volume of passengers at U.S. airports has plummeted, one union representing American Airlines flight attendants offered a glimpse of the number of coronavirus infections in their ranks.

How a 3rd-generation Philly-area business is surviving the coronavirus pandemic: ‘Whatever it takes’

Williamson Caterers is one of the country’s more than 28 million small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic, some of which may never reopen.

Colombians in Philly seek the truth from its Armed Conflict survivors

“It’s a part of history that is unknown, which includes a personal process of self-reconstruction and self-repair that is very valuable and needed to learn what happened, to understand why it’s such a complex conflict and to find how to avoid it from happening again,” said Carlos Beristain.

‘Every day is a fresh hell’ for undocumented domestic workers in a world turned upside down by coronavirus

“Supposedly I was part of the family, but obviously I’m not,” Maria del Carmen Diaz, an undocumented domestic worker says. She, and others, say they have lost work and paid taxes, but don’t qualify for unemployment, government benefits, or bailout.

‘It’s terrifying’: Corrections officers say jails aren’t doing enough to protect them as coronavirus spreads

As public health advocates warn of the threats the coronavirus poses behind bars, corrections officers at county jails in Pennsylvania say they continue to be put at risk.

Philly Shipyard wins $630 million contract to build two training ships and add 1,200 jobs

If the federal government opts to purchase three more ships, the total contract would be worth $1.5 billion down the road.

Confusion prevails as Mariner East pipeline gets construction waivers by mistake

The builder of the contested pipeline network had said Tuesday night that it got additional waivers to complete work at several sites on the 350-mile-long project. The permission was rescinded.

Inquirer wins five 1st place national journalism awards

The Philadelphia Inquirer has won five prestigious national journalism awards.

Coronavirus closed schools. Here’s how those that serve the most vulnerable are still providing lifelines.

“Our schools are not closed — the buildings are,” said Pauline Cheung, principal of Francis Scott Key Elementary. “I feel that we have to be open, more than ever.”

Mother of slain 4-year-old: Convicted killer Walter Ogrod is innocent and should be released from prison

As Walter Ogrod awaits a court ruling on his latest bid for freedom - which is supported by the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office - the mother of the girl he was convicted of killing said she no longer believes Ogrod committed the crime.

PHL COVID-19 Fund earmarks more than $2 million in first round of grants to nonprofits

More than $2 million was awarded to 44 nonprofits in the Philadelphia region.

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