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  • 08 Sep 2020 12:34 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)


    All counties need poll workers—it’s a great way to support and help your community.

    Poll workers do the key work of ensuring people exercise their right to vote. They also help ensure the safety and security of our election process—something that is critical to our nation’s democracy. Poll workers check in voters at polling places and set them up at the voting machines.

    This year is a presidential election and voter turnout is expected to be high, so consider becoming a poll worker and spread the word to your friends and family who may be interested as well.

    Help champion democracy—become a poll worker today.

    Become a Poll Worker!


  • 08 Sep 2020 10:15 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Election Day is Tuesday, November 3.

    Voting is one of the most important things U.S. citizens can do. Our city benefits when everyone makes their voice heard.

    Whether voters choose to vote by mail or at the polls, all voting options are safe, legitimate, and secure.

    This post below will cover how Philadelphians can:

    • Register to vote
    • Apply to vote by mail-in or absentee ballot
    • Turn in a mail-in ballot
    • Vote at the polls

    Remember, it is recommended that if you are sending any applications or ballots through the mail, make sure to mail them EARLY.

    • October 19 is the deadline to register to vote in Pennsylvania.
    • October 27 at 5 p.m. is the last day for your county office to receive mail-in and absentee ballot applications
    • November 3 is the day of the General Election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. As long as you are in line by 8 p.m., you will be able to vote. Voted mail-in and absentee ballots must also be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

    If you have any other questions, the Philadelphia City Commissioner’s website provides useful information for voters regarding upcoming elections. You can also visit VotesPA for any statewide updates and general information about voting in Pennsylvania.

    2020 General Election Guide


  • 08 Sep 2020 9:24 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The Philadelphia Water Dept. project #20416 is anticipated to begin construction within the next few weeks in and around the Rittenhouse neighborhood, along with the Financial District of Center City

    • Construction will take place to replace water mains at several different locations over the 8-9 months.
    • During working hours, it may be necessary to close the street: our construction team will hand deliver letters to the blocks impacted the week prior to construction starting
    • For on site help, there will be an inspector who can answer questions and concerns. I will share his contact info once the inspector is assigned.
    • Residents can find this project and learn more at https://water.phila.gov/construction

    Residents have received a letter informing them of this project.

  • 28 Aug 2020 2:56 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    There are several protests and events scheduled for this weekend supporting a wide range of issues as well as the end of Summer.  

    A rally is scheduled for 5:00 PM, “Justice for Jacob Blake! and All Victims of Police Terror” at City Hall. We don’t have a specific number of participants or information as to whether the group plans to march. It is likely based on previous demonstrations that the group may march throughout Center City.  

    The list of demonstration and events are as follows: 

    Friday, August 28th 

    10:00 AM / Let the PLC Kids Play 

    Location:  222 N. 17th St - Philadelphia Archdiocesan Headquarters 

      

    5:00 PM – 7:00 PM / Rally: Justice for Jacob Blake and All Victims of Police Terror 

    Location: Philadelphia City Hall 

       

    Saturday, August 29th  

    10:00 AM – 1:30 PM / The Walk & Bike 4 Peace 

    Location:  Nicetown Park, 4339 N 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19140 

     

    11:00 AM – 3:00 PM / Voter Registration Drive and Rally 

    Location: Save-A-Lot Parking Lot - 3401 M Street

      

    12:00 PM – 2:00 PM / 1st Northeast Philly Trump Rally 

    Location: Academy and Grant – 3000 Grant Avenue  

      

    3:00 PM / People with A Voice Walking For Social Justice 

    Location: Crown Chicken and Grill - 7275 Rising Sun Avenue 

      

    3:00 PM / Gone but Never Forgotten BBQ 

    Location: 58th and Florence Street

      

    3:00 PM / "The Cookout" 

    Location: 1500 Tasker Street

     

    6:00 PM / Summer Night Showcase Pt. 1 

    Location: Raw Garden 161 Cecil B. Moore 

     

    9:00 PM – 10:00 PM / A Vigil for Coronavirus Victims 

    Location: Independence Square, 520 Chestnut Street 

      

    Sunday, August 30th 

    1:00 PM – 3:00 PM / August Anarchist Bazaar and Reading Discussion 

    Location: Clark Park, 4400 Baltimore Avenue 

      

    1:00 PM / March for School Solidarity across City Line 

    Location: Lower Merion / Overbrook HS - march from 321 Conshohocken to Tustin Playground 5901 W. Columbia Avenue 

     

    3:00 PM / Enough is Enough A Community March and Rally to End Gun Violence 

    Location: 19th & Parkway and 5th & Snyder 


  • 26 Aug 2020 1:31 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Gov. Tom Wolf has asked the state legislature to temporarily extend Pennsylvania's moratorium on evictions and foreclosures enacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those protections are set to expire Monday.

    https://www.phillyvoice.com/governor-tom-wolf-pennsylvania-evictions-foreclosures-moratorium-state-legislature-covid-19/

  • 25 Aug 2020 1:47 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The City of Philadelphia today announced PHLConnectED, a collaboration to connect up to 35,000 low-income K-12 student households with internet service and devices. The program, which will also provide digital skills training and tech support for families, is an urgent response to schools moving to virtual learning in the upcoming academic year as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

    https://www.phila.gov/2020-08-06-city-of-philadelphia-launches-phlconnected-to-connect-k-12-students-to-the-internet-and-provide-tech-support-for-the-upcoming-school-year/

  • 24 Aug 2020 4:56 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today released a weekly status update detailing the state’s mitigation efforts based on the COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard. Updates will be released each Monday beginning today.

    https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/pennsylvania-shares-update-on-covid-19-early-warning-monitoring-dashboard-county-transmission-levels-cases-traced-to-businesses/?fbclid=IwAR1w3q1THimtqefS846xa27BDO5eP3hsDJPsuJSPuS-0D4CqivtPx3FW2e4


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