Thousands of demonstrators, including Penn students, have taken to the streets of Philadelphia to protest racism in response to the recent police murder of George Floyd. Here's the latest from Philadelphia.
Although Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said police would be respectful of protesters, activists were met with tear gas and pepper spray hours into the demonstration, shortly after protesters began breaking into police vehicles.
Invisible Hands PHL currently has more than 250 volunteers who carry out contactless deliveries to Philadelphia residents for free, or work remotely by taking calls from residents requesting deliveries.
On April 22, Wolf announced that the plan to reopen Pennsylvania in three distinct phases — red, yellow, and green — would be designated on a county-by-county basis.
The original order, issued on April 1, mandated that all residents stay home and practice social distancing, and all nonessential businesses shut down until April 30.
Kenney wrote the city is incurring “extraordinary expenditures” while also facing significant declines in tax revenue as businesses remain closed during Philadelphia’s stay-at-home order.
The stay-at-home order began at 8 p.m. on April 1 and will continue until April 30, Governor Tom Wolf announced.
As doctors, nurses, and other staff work to ensure health and safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Hilton offered the option for those who cannot return to their homes.
Hahnemann University Hospital closed in September 2019 when owner Joel Freedman requested the city $1 million a month for rent. The hospital will remain closed and unable to treat coronavirus patients.
The man was in his 50s and had an underlying medical condition and he died shortly after he was admitted to the hospital, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
All Philadelphia residents are required to remain home unless they are performing essential personal activities.
Penn — the store's landlord — and the Fresh Grocer have agreed to end the supermarket’s tenancy at 40th and Walnut streets after almost 20 years of operations.
President Donald Trump awarded a scholarship to Philadelphia schoolgirl Janiyah Davis to promote school choice, condemning "failing government schools." But Davis attends one of the best charter schools in the city.
Vague's nomination is currently pending confirmation by the Pennsylvania State Senate. Currently, Vague is a managing partner at the venture capital firm Gabriel Investments and sits on Penn's Board of Trustees.
Six Philadelphia public schools and an early learning center have closed since September due to hazardous asbestos damage, and numerous Penn students who attended these schools are worried about their health.
The protest was part of an anti-war movement sparked by the Jan. 3 assassination of Qasem Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.
At a Penn Democrats event, Krasner criticized Biden's past record and his ability to unify the party in 2020.
Previously, Little Baby's occupied a location in Franklin's Table on Walnut Street, which closed down earlier this year.
The $5 million comes in addition to another $4.4 million approved earlier this year to implement gun violence prevention initiatives in Philadelphia neighborhoods with the highest levels of gun violence.
Joe Coffee has been in the Philadelphia area since 2013, with its University City location on Drexel's campus at 3200 Chestnut St.