The likely impact of COVID-19 on Pennsylvania

Opinion | March 31st, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Marc StierDirector, PA Budget and Policy Center This piece first appeared on the Keystone Research Center and PA Budget and Policy Center’s website. A recent study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington projects the impact of the COVID-19 virus on the state between now and August […]

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Philabundance desperate for monetary donations, volunteers

News | March 31st, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Before COVID-19 caused massive unemployment and school closures, more than 700,000 people in Philadelphia faced hunger. Now that need has skyrocketed. Executive Director of Philabundance Glenn Bergman, said Philabundance, the largest hunger relief organization in the Delaware Valley, is in dire need of volunteers, food and monetary donations due to the […]

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Library Friends investigate used bookstore space

Opinion | March 31st, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Stan Cutler How about a little good news? A local realtor and library enthusiast has offered the Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library the opportunity to occupy a vacant property where we could operate a used book store. The proceeds would support library programs and improvements. We are in the process of exploring the […]

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COVID-19 cases continue to rise across city, state

News | March 31st, 2020 | Leave a comment

COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the city and state according to health officials at daily press briefings today. Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said the city has confirmed an additional 242 presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the city’s total number of case 1315. That’s an increase from the 182 Farley said the […]

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Philadabundance closed until March 30 due to COVID-19

News | March 27th, 2020 | Leave a comment

By Sue Ann Rybak Stephanie Arck-Baynes, a spokesperson for Philabundance, the largest hunger relief organization in the Delaware Valley, said Philabundance closed on March 26 and March 27 “out of an abundance of caution for its staff, volunteers and the public.”   A statement on Philabundance’s website read: “Wednesday, March 25, a staff member informed […]

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David Segal, 81

Death Notices | March 27th, 2020 | Leave a comment

Lifelong Philadelphia resident David Segal, died at the Cathedral Village senior living community in Roxborough, Philadelphia on March 12, 2020. Born July 16, 1937 , David grew up in the Grays Ferry neighborhood and was a resident of Chestnut Hill since 1991.  He attended Central High School, 203rd class, Temple University and the Graduate School […]

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Philadelphia announces 2 deaths from COVID-19, more than $8 million raised for city fund

News | March 27th, 2020 | Leave a comment

The following is a press release from the city. The Local is watching every day. These releases have been good and accurate summaries of what has been said at each briefing. Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley today announced 154 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of […]

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