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  • 13 Apr 2021 12:39 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    On Tuesday morning, U.S. federal health regulators recommended a pause in the use of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine while they investigated six reports of blood clots in women ages 18 to 48. One has died, and a second is hospitalized in critical condition.

    How Worried Should You Be About the J&J Vaccine and Blood Clots? (msn.com)

  • 12 Apr 2021 4:58 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    A 2-year-old boy was found safe following an Amber Alert in Philadelphia while his father, who police say is a suspect in the murders of the child's mother and grandmother, is now in custody.

    Boy Found Safe, Father in Custody Following Murders of Child’s Mother and Grandmother in Philadelphia – NBC10 Philadelphia (nbcphiladelphia.com)

  • 12 Apr 2021 4:18 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The Center City District's housing reports reveals that Greater Center City had 9,400 residential units under construction as of the end of last year, reports PBJ.com

    Nearly 10,000 Apartments Under Construction in Philadelphia, With More Coming – NBC10 Philadelphia (nbcphiladelphia.com)

  • 12 Apr 2021 1:12 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    PHILADELPHIA - The Pennsylvania State Police have issued an Amber Alert as they seek to locate a missing 2-year-old boy from Philadelphia. 

    Byron McDonald, 2, was last seen on April 9 at approximately 1:30 p.m. in the area of 2500 North Bancroft Street.

    Byron is reportedly 2 feet 2 inches tall, weighs approximately 30 pounds, and it is unknown what clothing he was in. 

    Police say Byron was reportedly abducted by Byron McDonald II. He is a 28-year-old Black man and is approximately 6 feet 1 inches tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. 

    McDonald is believed to be driving a 2017 red Chevy Malibu with dark tinted windows and a Pennsylvania registration of LMD 3353. 

  • 12 Apr 2021 12:50 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The Free Library's new pilot project allows you to bring a plant cutting and take a plant cutting, so you can share and grow your plant collection for free.

    The Free Library of Philadelphia is opening a free plant cutting swap station. Here's how it works. (inquirer.com)

  • 12 Apr 2021 10:20 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    For the first time in 10 years the Delaware River Toll Commission raised prices on eight of their bridges Sunday, including the Trenton-Mooresville Route 1 bridge, New Hope-Lamberville Route 202 bridge, and I-78 bridge.


  • 09 Apr 2021 11:43 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    It’s no secret (or surprise) that Philadelphia offers a wealth of authentic and top-notch experiences.

    And with so many museums, attractions, parks, markets and more in this vibrant city and region, it’s challenging to know where to begin.


  • 09 Apr 2021 11:31 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The City of Philadelphia has partnered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency to open the Esperanza Community Vaccination Center, located at Esperanza in the Hunting Park neighborhood.


  • 09 Apr 2021 11:28 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Amazon is opening its first grocery stores on the East Coast, the company confirmed Thursday, in the latest sign of its efforts to upend traditional supermarkets.


  • 09 Apr 2021 11:25 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The U.S. Attorney's office, along with the local FBI office, in Philadelphia held a joint press conference with Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw on Thursday to announce a partnership to lower the city's out-of-control shootings


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