Biden will visit 30th Street Station in downtown Philadelphia to push for his sweeping infrastructure proposal.
The protest was organized by Black liberation advocacy group MOVE, in collaboration with Black Lives Matter Philadelphia, following the discovery that the Penn Museum stored the remains of at least one child killed in the bombing.
With the Johnson & Johnson vaccine approved again, Philadelphia and the state of Pennsylvania plan to focus on reaching vulnerable populations who have not yet been vaccinated.
Philadelphia Health Commissioner Thomas Farley said the city is changing the restrictions to help restaurant owners remain in business.
Only 15% of Philadelphia’s Black residents and 23% of Philadelphia’s Hispanic residents between the ages of 20 and 44 have received at least one vaccine dose.
Over the past three quarters, fatal overdoses increased 11% citywide, with the most growth among Black and Latinx populations.
Collective Climb, which was founded by 2020 College graduate Hyungtae Kim, 2020 Wharton graduate Kwaku Owusu, and 2020 College graduate Mckayla Warwick, was originally awarded the prize to fight poverty by utilizing Philadelphia’s community assets.
Alongside Penn, the collaborative includes 100 of the region’s largest employers such as Wawa, Drexel University, and Comcast.
Students who have been in West & Down and witnessed long lines outside the club expressed doubts about its enforcement of mask-wearing and other COVID-19 safety protocols.
The vigil was organized by Penn Democrats, the Pan-Asian American Community House, the Spiritual and Religious Life Center, and Amnesty International at Penn, and featured City Councilmember and Penn alumna Jamie Gauthier along with a number of community leaders.
The Philadelphia Department of Health announced on Friday that everyone over the age of 16 would be immediately eligible for the vaccine, moving the city to phase 2 of vaccine distribution.
The money comes from a $5 billion fund dedicated to emergency housing assistance in the American Rescue Plan.
A majority of the 23 buildings are made up of middle schools, where third through fifth graders will resume in-person learning on April 26 for two days per week and digital learning for three days per week.
The Daily Pennsylvanian spoke to four local food truck owners about their experiences in navigating the pandemic.
Sanitation workers, utility workers, postal delivery workers, and maintenance and janitorial staff are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
The protest, called #PhillySchoolsDeserve: A March for PILOTs, was co-sponsored by Penn Community for Justice, Drexel Community for Justice, Penn for PILOTs, and other community organizations.
The University will begin vaccinating community members who qualify under Phases 1A and 1B as soon as its first allotment of doses arrives from the city.
The Latinx community comprises 15% of Philadelphia, but as of March 22, only about 12% of those vaccinated are Latinx.
The initiative aims to help employers safely return employees to work, promote the city through local events, coordinate with local transit lines, and provide locals with information about vaccines.
Philadelphia's decision to allow walk-ins at its federally run vaccination site has shown signs of early success in improving the racial equity of vaccine distribution. It has also, however, led to a large number of local, ineligible college students attempting to get vaccinated.