Philadelphia lays out guidelines for the ‘yellow’ phase as Pa. considers schools and N.J. sets opening dates for child care, day camps

“We are still safer at home and should only leave to engage in essential activities,” Mayor Jim Kenney said Friday. “The work of Philadelphians so far has put us in a much safer place than we were two months ago, but we are not out of the woods yet.”

Philly is slashing millions from its budget. But not from Mayor Jim Kenney’s soda tax programs.

Mayor Jim Kenney has proposed tax hikes, layoffs, and budget cuts to fill a $649 million budget hole left by the pandemic. But he has preserved funding for his signature pre-K, community schools, and Rebuild programs.

Philly is slashing millions from its budget. But not from Mayor Jim Kenney’s soda tax programs.

Mayor Jim Kenney has proposed tax hikes, layoffs, and budget cuts to fill a $649 million budget hole left by the pandemic. But he has preserved funding for his signature pre-K, community schools, and Rebuild programs.

How Philadelphia International Airport is adapting safety measures to the coronavirus

"We have to give people the power to control their own journey," the airport's chief revenue officer says.

How Philadelphia International Airport is adapting safety measures to the coronavirus

"We have to give people the power to control their own journey," the airport's chief revenue officer says.

Mayor Jim Kenney vows Philly police will be respectful of protesters at George Floyd demonstration

The Philadelphia demonstration is planned for noon Saturday at City Hall. Kenney said the city’s experience handling large demonstrations has prepared it for the protest.

Mayor Jim Kenney vows Philly police will be respectful of protesters at George Floyd demonstration

The Philadelphia demonstration is planned for noon Saturday at City Hall. Kenney said the city’s experience handling large demonstrations has prepared it for the protest.
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Days before the Pa. primary, Democrats and progressive groups continue push for more time to vote by mail

The cases, all opposed by Republicans, could scramble the rules just days before people are set to cast their votes in Pennsylvania's primary.

Delco wants to establish its own health department by 2021

The county is the most populous in the state without its own dedicated health department, and has been relying on Chester County's during the coronavirus pandemic.

Retail, manufacturing to return as Philly officials detail ‘Safer at Home’ plan for yellow phase of coronavirus reopening

Kenney stressed that the incremental loosening of restrictions on business and social activities does not mean that Philadelphia has beat the coronavirus or that residents should give up on social distancing practices to prevent its spread.

Philly riders can soon book an Uber for hours at a time

Uber rolls out its "hourly" option to 12 U.S. cities, including Philly, on Tuesday.

Colleges’ fall plans: Online classes? Hybrid? Early end to the semester? Options abound

Planning is going on at colleges around the region, as they try to develop a safe and educationally sound approach to the fall term, still expected to be heavily impacted by the virus.

No more free parking: PPA plans to enforce meters again in June

Parking regulations will be enforced in Center City and University City beginning June 8. Meters and residential time limits will be enforced across the city on June 22.

Gun violence claims four lives in the city, injures 11 others

Police are investigating multiple shootings that left 11 injured and three dead from Thursday night through Friday morning

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Jefferson, Penn receive fraction of federal coronavirus stimulus cash to Pa. despite outsize impact

The amount given to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is the result of a federal formula that rewarded companies based on revenue and medical claims, not actual need.

Pa. Republicans don’t want to vote by mail: ‘We’re listening to Trump on this.’

Republicans made just 29% of the mail-in ballot requests, even though they represent 38% of registered voters in the state and 45% of those registered with either major party.

Penn Medicine is working with West Philadelphia nursing homes to improve coronavirus care

The program offers help with protective gear and testing, along with addressing deeper questions like, Would you want to go to the hospital?

A South Philly police lieutenant was shot inside a CVS

Friel, 48, was in stable condition before surgery. Authorities said they were grateful the violent struggle at the pharmacy did not in end in tragedy.

A coronavirus case in the Pa. Capitol takes partisan rancor over the pandemic to a new level

Allegations of a cover-up prompted a push for an official investigation, although that prospect was quickly shot down by the state’s top law enforcement official.

One Pa. candidate is making a million-dollar bet that an obscure office will open future opportunities

Just five women have held statewide elected office for executive positions in Pennsylvania in 66 years. Nina Ahmad, running for Auditor General, seeks to expand that list.

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