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  • 09 Aug 2022 10:35 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Check out this review of Farina's Restaurant - located at 132 S. 17th St.

    Young Black Chef Creates Philadelphia’s Best New Italian Restaurant (thehungryblackman.com)

  • 09 Aug 2022 3:04 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Vogue recently highlighted Philadelphia as a great place to visit. Which is great, except for the closed spots and wrong info they included.

    • There were at least five errors in the guide, including misattributing the original design of the Art Museum, mixing up El Rey and El Vez, and directing people to a Center City store that’s since moved to the suburbs.

    “If you’re going to highlight Philly,” deputy editor Beatrice Forman writes in an open letter to the Conde Nast fashion mag, “do the work and get it right.”

  • 08 Aug 2022 2:04 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The City is closing 19th St. from Chestnut to Walnut in the "evening hours" for street work.

  • 08 Aug 2022 12:10 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Wawas around Center City will begin operating from 5AM to 11PM due to the "constant trouble overnight."  

  • 05 Aug 2022 1:36 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The 306-room Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square was sold on Tuesday by Pebblebrook Hotel Trust to an undisclosed buyer for $80 million.

    Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square sells for $80 million - Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

  • 04 Aug 2022 1:08 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Hundreds of people die each year in the United States due to heat-related illnesses, mostly children and the elderly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    The threat is greatest during excessive heat watches and warnings. Many of the deaths, however, can be prevented as long as people take the proper precautions.

    The National Weather Service issues an excessive heat watch to give people time to prepare for potentially dangerous heat. According to the NWS, an excessive heat watch is when conditions can cause excessive heat in the next 12 to 48 hours.

    An excessive heat warning/advisory is when excessive heat is occurring, is imminent, or has a very high probability of occurring in the next 36 hours, according to the NWS. These conditions can be a threat to life.

    With that in mind, we have created a guide to surviving dangerous heat.

    Take Precaution

    Heat contributes to more than 600 deaths each year in the United States according to the CDC. The elderly and children are the most at risk of overheating. People with heart conditions or other chronic illnesses are also at risk.

    Heat stroke is common and can be deadly. The following are warnings signs of heat stroke according to the CDC:

    • Throbbing Headache
    • No sweating
    • Body Temperature above 103 degrees
    • Red, hot, dry skin
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Rapid, strong pulse
    • Loss of consciousness

    If you or someone has these signs, call 911 immediately. The CDC recommends trying to cool a person with symptoms while help is on the way.

    The following are signs of heat exhaustion, according to the CDC:

    • Faintness or dizziness
    • Excessive sweating
    • Cool, pale, clammy skin
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Rapid, weak pulse
    • Muscle cramps

    If someone has these symptoms, they are advised to get to a cooler, air-conditioned place. If fully conscious, they should be given water and a cool shower or cold compress.

  • 04 Aug 2022 1:03 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The nonprofit that maintains the park says there’s been a lot of positive feedback, but people experiencing homelessness feel targeted.

    New Philadelphia park benches: Hostile architecture or accessibility feature? - On top of Philly news (billypenn.com)


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