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  • 05 Nov 2020 12:35 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    A Pennsylvania judge has granted the Trump campaign’s request to observe -- up-close -- Philadelphia poll workers as they process the remaining mail-in ballots, overturning earlier rules that kept them further back out of concern about the coronavirus.

  • 05 Nov 2020 11:15 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Philadelphia’s canvassing center is visible to the public through an online stream that went viral on Election Day. Philadelphia City Commissioners also granted live observers access to a viewing area some distance away from election workers. 


  • 02 Nov 2020 1:18 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Events / Protests November 2, 2020


    4:00 PM

    Press Conference: Our Votes, Our Voices, Our Futures

    City Hall at the Octavius Catto Statue


    6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Day After Day Demand Trump/Pence Out Now!

    Independence Mall


    9:00 PM

    Justice for Walter Wallace, Jr.

    Location TBA

  • 30 Oct 2020 1:57 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The city announced today that there is a citywide curfew as it braces for possible unrest following the shooting death of Walter Wallace Jr.  The curfew will remain in effect through 6am Saturday.

  • 30 Oct 2020 12:12 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Uniformed guardsmen were posted outside City Hall and other locations Friday, days after they were called into action to respond to unrest.

  • 30 Oct 2020 10:39 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Several streets in Center City have been shut down to traffic. City officials say the closures were put in place to deter vandalism and looting.

    Philadelphia’s Office of Emergency Management says 8th Street to 20th Street, from Arch to Walnut Streets, is currently closed.

    All residents and essential employees can access the area by showing an ID.

    SEPTA service is not being impacted.

    City officials did not say when the closures would be lifted.

  • 29 Oct 2020 4:42 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Mayor Kenney announced on Facebook that there's no curfew in effect, however he encourages residents to remain home, unless travel is necessary.

  • 29 Oct 2020 10:56 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    An investigation is underway in Philadelphia after police found explosives and other suspicious cargo inside a van in Logan Circle on Wednesday night.

  • 28 Oct 2020 6:16 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    I know our city is still hurting. Many Philadelphians are rightfully feeling outraged following the shooting of Walter Wallace, Jr. I thank those who have joined in our shared call for peace in Philadelphia as we seek justice.

    We're committed to a thorough investigation. We plan to release body-worn camera footage and 911 audio in the coming days, after Mr. Wallace’s family has an opportunity to review it first.

    The looting that has taken place is distressing, and it is clear that many of these folks are taking advantage of the situation, harming our businesses and communities, and doing a great disservice to those who want to protest the death of Walter Wallace, Jr.

    We cannot allow others to destroy property. I have requested the assistance of the PA National Guard. Their role will be to safeguard property, prevent looting, and provide operational and logistical assistance to the Philadelphia Police Department and other operational departments.

    I have also authorized a citywide curfew which will go into effect tonight at 9 p.m. through tomorrow at 6 a.m.

    Last night, at the community meeting in West Philly hosted by State Representative Joanna McClinton, I heard directly from residents with pointed and fair criticism—as well as raw emotions. I promised them, and I promise everyone across our city, that our administration will do better.

    Philly, I know this time is tough, but like with every other tough time we've faced, I know that we can work through it together.

    We will grieve together.

    And we can make our city better together.

  • 28 Oct 2020 4:06 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    With the ongoing protesting of the death of Walter Wallace, Jr. in West Philly, there has been rioting and looting for the past 2 days.  

    The PA National Guard is being deployed to make sure the looting and rioting ceases.

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