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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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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Weavers Way alters services to help seniors, vulnerable customers during COVID-19

News | March 26th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Sam Newhouse The Weavers Way Co-op has made multiple changes to its services during the coronavirus pandemic to protect customers and staff at its Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy  and Ambler locations while continuing to provide needed groceries and services. Those changes include extending their Tuesday senior’s discount to all weekdays, limiting the number of […]

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Businesses look to serve customers as COVID-19 orders keeps most home

News | March 26th, 2020 | Leave a comment

By Stacia Friedman On March 23, Governor Wolf ordered all non-essential businesses to close or face potential legal consequences. Chestnut Hill has complied with that order, and many shops temporarily closed their doors, while others found creative ways to work around the ordinance. “Our store is closed,” said Vince Hillanbrand, who runs the 14-year-old business, […]

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Philadelphia records first death from COVID-19

News | March 25th, 2020 | Leave a comment

At the city’s daily COVID-19 press conference, Mayor Jim Kenney announced that the the city had recorded the first death of a resident due to COVID-19. Kenney said the death is the first of a likely many and reiterated it underscored the need of everyone to heed the city’s stay at home orders to make […]

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Chestnut Hill businesses adapt to coronavirus pandemic

News | March 24th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Stacia Friedman Sheltering in place is difficult enough, but what do you do when your cat is sick, you need a ball-peen hammer or a birthday cake for your six-year-old? Fortunately, Chestnut Hill businesses are rising to the occasion. Sick kitties and their owners will get valet service at Chestnut Hill Cat Clinic. The […]

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City, PIDC launch fund for small business relief

News | March 23rd, 2020 | Leave a comment

City officials announced today that they have partnered with the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) to crate a fund for relief of small businesses in the city impacted by COVID-19 closures. We are acutely aware of the potentially devastating impact that the spread of COVID-19 is having on small businesses in Philadelphia and around the […]

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