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  • 15 Jun 2021 2:49 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    On June 15, the City of Philadelphia released a one-year progress report that provided a comprehensive update on the City’s Pathways to Reform, Transformation, and Reconciliation work, marking one year since the group’s formation. The initiative, supported by a diverse Steering Committee, was established in June 2020 as part of the City’s commitment to reform amidst widespread activism around police brutality and racial inequities in the city and across the country.


  • 15 Jun 2021 2:47 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The Bounce Back Philly (BBP) program of the Department of Public Health provides resources and support to people who need to safely separate from their friends and family when they have or have been exposed to COVID-19.

    BBP offers a free, safe, and comfortable room in a private Center City hotel to anyone who cannot safely separate. Every Philadelphian is eligible to stay at the Isolation & Quarantine (I&Q) Hotel, regardless of immigration status.


  • 15 Jun 2021 2:32 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Walking along a stretch of what is called “Doctor’s Row” or “Black Doctor’s Row” is a living history lesson. The area where some homes are coming down and condominiums are going up is a stretch along Christian Street – and Broad to 20th Street. 


  • 14 Jun 2021 3:43 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Look for free admission to select attractions, a day-long celebration at The African American Museum in Philadelphia, the city’s annual Juneteenth Festival and Parade, a history festival in Germantown and more events commemorating the nation’s official end of slavery in 1865.

    Restaurants and attractions around the region offer deals and discounts for dads and all those celebrating Father’s Day. Think meat and cocktail pairings, and an awesome kayaking adventure.

    This week’s Pride Month events include a week-long affair in Doylestown, a virtual screening from the Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival and a performance in Suburban Square.

    And head to the Betsy Ross House for a full week of Flag Fest programming, including an American flag made entirely of M&Ms.

    Plus, top attractions like Blue Cross RiverRink SummerfestParks on Tap and the Rothman Orthopaedics Roller Rink are open all week long.


  • 14 Jun 2021 12:32 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    As the region recovers from COVID-19, safety guidelines have evolved at attractions, restaurants, shops and hotels. Mask-wearing and advance tickets or reservations remain recommended or necessary at many spots, and masking remains a requirement for partially vaccinated and unvaccinated people. Your best bet: Check online or call ahead.

  • 14 Jun 2021 12:29 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    You might get woken up by booms of thunder overnight as a line of severe storms roar through the Philadelphia region.


  • 11 Jun 2021 1:05 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    A clash between homeowners and street riding groups led city council to explicitly ban the off-road vehicles from city streets. It likely won't stop the problem.


  • 11 Jun 2021 12:57 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    On Friday, June 11, Philadelphia ended the indoor mask mandate as well as the 11 p.m. last call for restaurants, officially putting an end to COVID restrictions after more than a year.


  • 11 Jun 2021 12:33 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Case counts have been falling and vaccination rates are climbing in Philadelphia. Because of Philadelphian’s hard work and sacrifices, we have relaxed our Safer at Home restrictions. While we hope this is the end of restrictions, we are not completely free of the pandemic. Below is the Health Department’s general guidance for all sectors to consider when planning for a fun (and safe!) summer. Further down you will find specific guidance links for sectors with higher-risk settings.


  • 10 Jun 2021 9:55 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The Philly Vax Sweepstakes is a series of three citywide drawings designed to give Philadelphians extra motivation to get their vaccination against COVID-19 as the city fully reopens this summer.

    A total of 36 vaccinated Philadelphians will win cash prizes up to $50,000, totaling nearly $400,000 in giveaways.

    In each of the three drawings on June 21July 6, and July 19, six individuals will win $1,000; four will win $5,000; and two will win $50,000.

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