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  • 25 Nov 2020 3:32 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The Wolf Administration is set to begin using the national Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system for coronavirus public updates, state officials announced Wednesday.


    https://www.fox29.com/news/pa-set-to-send-alert-messages-regarding-pandemic-officials-announce.amp?taid=5fbebb4e9870190001aa07df&utm_campaign=trueanthem&utm_medium=trueanthem&utm_source=twitter&__twitter_impression=true

  • 25 Nov 2020 12:39 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Last year, I and several other CCRA board members attended the Philadelphia Citizen’s Second Annual Ideas We Should Steal FestivalIf you are not familiar with the Festival, the organizers convene several of the nation’s most innovative urban thinkers and global thought leaders sharing bold ideas that can move our city forward. The festival provided an inspiring look at how others have solved pressing social problems with the mantra “It can happen here”.

    I am pleased to tell you that this year CCRA is a community sponsor of the Third Annual Ideas We Should Steal Festival, which means our members are entitled to a 33% discount on tickets. And this year’s festival is all online, making attendance even easier. The festival will be held on the first four Tuesdays in December, ‪from 5:30-7:30pm, December 1, 8, 15, 22; guests may attend one week or all four weeks.

    Panels will address changing police culture, curbing gun violence, moving the needle on poverty, using capitalism for good, and art as a force for social change.

    For a full schedule, please visit www.thephiladelphiacitizen.org. And to sign up for the discounted tickets, visit here. Use discount code CitizenPartner.

  • 24 Nov 2020 1:14 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Harrisburg, PA - As the holiday shopping season begins, the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities (DoBS) and Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) are sharing tips to help Pennsylvanians spot scams and protect their money and personal information.

    Tips to Avoid Holiday Financial Scams (pa.gov)

  • 24 Nov 2020 12:56 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Following certifications of the presidential vote submitted by all 67 counties late Monday, Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar today certified the results of the November 3 election in Pennsylvania for president and vice president of the United States.

    Department of State Certifies Presidential Election Results

  • 24 Nov 2020 9:48 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Small Business Saturday, held this year on November 28, usually marks the start of the holiday shopping season. People are encouraged to shop small and visit local commercial corridors. Small Business Saturday celebrates local small businesses, the people who run them, and the important impact they have in their communities. But your support for small businesses doesn’t have to begin and end on Small Business Saturday—local shops and entrepreneurs need your business now more than ever. 

    Neighborhood businesses are the heart of communities across Philadelphia, providing jobs and goods and services for residents. While holiday shopping will look different from previous years due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the health precautions in place, there are still many ways to support local businesses throughout the season.

    Here’s what you can do right now to support local businesses, safely:

    How to Safely Support Local Businesses This Holiday Season | Department of Commerce | City of Philadelphia


  • 23 Nov 2020 8:29 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The tradition of hanging at a bar with your friends on the night before Thanksgiving won’t happen this year.

    Pennsylvania alcohol ban targets restaurants and bars on Thanksgiving eve (inquirer.com)

  • 23 Nov 2020 1:42 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Dr. Levine and the PA Department of Health released an update on the distribution of the COVID-19 Vaccine in PA. For FAQs as well as the plans for vaccine distribution from the PA Department of Heath and CDC please click here

  • 20 Nov 2020 3:49 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    DA Larry Krasner has replaced Anthony Voci with Chesley Lightsey as the person overseeing gun violence prosecutions.

    https://billypenn.com/2020/11/17/phillys-chief-homicide-prosecutor-demoted-as-murders-reach-three-decade-high/

  • 20 Nov 2020 3:44 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The 30 beds at the first site sometimes fill up, officials said, with people from shelters or those experiencing homelessness.

    https://billypenn.com/2020/11/20/philadelphia-quarantine-hotel-homeless-covid-site-rodeway-inn/

  • 19 Nov 2020 1:33 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    PA:  COVID-19 cases are at an all-time high. It’s more important than ever to wear a mask, keep your distance, and download the COVID Alert PA app.

    COVID is tough, but together Pennsylvanians are tougher. United, we can defeat the virus. Here are resources to help individuals, families, and businesses do their part.

    Keep checking back. This guide will be kept up to date as resources and information change. You can find up-to-date information about cases in Pennsylvania at on.pa.gov/coronavirus.


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