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  • 07 Jun 2021 1:38 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    During the week of June 7th trash and recycling collections will be one day behind schedule, announced Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams. Residents should set their materials out one day after their regular collection day.

    The trash volume from the Memorial Day holiday and the severe weather during the week of May 31st has caused delays in collections. Crews are still working to collect Friday’s materials left over from last week. They will work to clear the remaining materials today and Monday, June 7th.

  • 07 Jun 2021 1:21 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    There are over 30 events happening that celebrate the resilience of Philly’s immigrant communities.


  • 02 Jun 2021 3:30 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    All of the city's capacity restrictions are lifted as of today.  Masks are still required indoors, and the restaurant curfew remains.   The city's indoor mask mandate could be lifted as soon as June 11.

    Philadelphia lifts most COVID-19 restrictions, but indoor masks remain | Everything you need to know (msn.com)

  • 02 Jun 2021 1:17 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The Sixers and the Philadelphia Health Department have partnered up to help get fans vaccinated against COVID-19. The Sixers have donated hundreds of 76ers Playoffs T-shirts and autographed items that will be given out during three vaccination clinics at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.


  • 26 May 2021 11:49 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Pennsylvania Libations bills itself as the Keystone State's first privately owned and operated spirits shop


  • 26 May 2021 11:22 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

     FEMA delivered its last COVID-19 vaccine doses Tuesday at two federally-funded vaccination clinics in Philadelphia.

    The agency is now focusing on its next mission: gearing up for hurricane season. The federal agency closing its vaccination clinics at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and Esperanza.

    FEMA delivers its last COVID-vaccine doses in Philadelphia; Convention center site to remain open - 6abc Philadelphia

  • 24 May 2021 5:31 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Pennsylvania will resume work search requirements in July for hundreds of thousands of people receiving unemployment compensation, a top Wolf administration official said Monday.

    Pennsylvania to Resume Work-Search Rule for Jobless Benefits – NBC10 Philadelphia (nbcphiladelphia.com)

  • 24 May 2021 10:07 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    While Spotted Lanternflies are a nuisance and even a little scary, they aren’t a major threat to our home landscaping like they are to vineyards. Trapping SLFs in our yards isn’t going to eradicate this pest, but it can reduce a major infestation on our own property. To set expectations, realize that you are unlikely to free a tree from SLFs because more will keep arriving from neighboring properties.

    No-glue SLF Traps — Lehigh Valley Audubon Society (lvaudubon.org)

  • 21 May 2021 10:39 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    There’s been a lot of hype about Brood X cicadas in Philadelphia and elsewhere in Pennsylvania, but I haven’t seen one yet. So to find out what the heck is going on with these creatures that only pop up every 17 years, I called Brood X cicada expert Michael Skvarla, head of the Insect Identification Library at Penn State.


  • 21 May 2021 10:29 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

     Phillies fans will no longer be required to wear face masks at Citizens Bank Park on Friday. It comes as the city updated its mask guidelines.

    Philadelphia will lift its outdoor mask mandate on Friday, but face masks will remain required indoors until at least June 11.


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