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D.A. Krasner Urges Swift Action to Safely Reduce Prison Population to Prevent Coronavirus Outbreak

From the DAO: District Attorney Larry Krasner on Thursday called on state, local, and judicial leaders to accelerate efforts to safely reduce jail and prison populations in order to prevent outbreaks of COVID-19 in corrections facilities and surrounding communities. “There are thousands if not tens of thousands of people in prisons across Pennsylvania who frankly should not … Continue reading D.A. Krasner Urges Swift Action to Safely Reduce Prison Population to Prevent Coronavirus Outbreak

Parks & Rec playgrounds and athletic courts closed; Parks, fields and trails remain open

Effective immediately, the Department of Recreation has announced that all Philadelphia Parks & Recreation playground and athletic courts are closed until further notice. This includes basketball and handball courts. Parks & Rec’s parks, athletic fields, and trails remain open. When using public spaces, be sure to: practice safe social distancing use a hand sanitizer with … Continue reading Parks & Rec playgrounds and athletic courts closed; Parks, fields and trails remain open

PSSA, Keystones and PASA Assessments are Canceled

The Pennsylvania Department of Education announced today the cancellation of all PSSA testing and Keystone exams for the 2019-2020 school year as a result of COVID-19. This includes the Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment (PSA). “Our school communities are operating within unprecedented conditions,” said Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera. “Schools are making extraordinary efforts … Continue reading PSSA, Keystones and PASA Assessments are Canceled

Wingstop to Open at G Street & Hunting Park Avenue

WINGSTOP IS COMING TO HUNTING PARK PLAZA — On Wednesday, March 18th, the sign was placed on the upcoming location of Wingstop between T-Mobile and Little Caesar’s Pizza at G Street and Hunting Park Avenue. Wingstop will join other stores in the Plaza including Wendy’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, Rainbow, Marshalls, Rent-A-Center, and Dollar Tree. Dollar Tree … Continue reading Wingstop to Open at G Street & Hunting Park Avenue

Juvenile Missing from the 24th District

Missing Juvenile – Sincere Tyree – From the 24th District The Philadelphia Police Department needs the public’s assistance in locating 14 year old Missing Juvenile Sincere Tyree. He was last seen on Monday, March 9th, 2020, on the 24XX block of East Clearfield Street.  He is 5’9”, 140 lbs., thin build, medium complexion, brown eyes and brown … Continue reading Juvenile Missing from the 24th District

All Masses Suspended in Archdiocese of Philadelphia Beginning Noon on Wednesday

Notice from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Today, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez has suspended all public Masses in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia effective at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18th and until further notice. Last week, the Archbishop dispensed the faithful from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. Both decisions … Continue reading All Masses Suspended in Archdiocese of Philadelphia Beginning Noon on Wednesday