Stories tagged: "Philadelphia"


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Gov. Wolf Signs Executive Order Protecting Pennsylvania’s LGBTQIA+ Youth From Conversion Therapy

Wolf called on state legislators to follow the lead of cities like Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Allentown and enact a full statewide ban on the practice.

Members of the Crime Scene Unit walk near the location of a shooting in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Philadelphia Isn’t the Same Anymore, but Candidates Like Josh Shapiro Can Help Us Take Our Neighborhoods Back.

Let’s take back our neighborhoods by electing candidates that will fight, protect, and provide us with the resources we need to live and work with living wages, dignity, and respect.

Customers wear face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus as they shop at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, Feb. 16, 2022. (AP File Photo/Matt Rourke)
Philadelphia Ends Mask Mandate Just Days After Reinstating It

City health officials said the mask mandate is no longer necessary due to a leveling off of COVID-19 cases and reduced hospitalizations.

FILE - A sign requiring masks as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus on a store front in Philadelphia, is seen Feb. 16, 2022. Philadelphia is reinstating its indoor mask mandate after reporting a sharp increase in coronavirus infections, Dr. Cheryl Bettigole, the city's top health official, announced Monday, April 11, 2022. Confirmed COVID-19 cases have risen more than 50% in 10 days, the threshold at which the city's guidelines call for people to wear masks indoors. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
COVID Won’t Leave Philly Alone: City Brings Back Indoor Mask Mandate

With confirmed COVID-19 cases doubling, Philadelphia is bringing back the indoor mask mandate.

FILE - Customers sit in a booth at the Penrose Diner, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, in south Philadelphia. Philadelphia officials announced Monday, Dec. 13, 2021 that proof of vaccination will be required starting Jan. 3 for bars, restaurants, indoor sporting events, movie theaters and other places where people eat indoors close to each other. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
Philadelphia Lifts Vaccine Mandate for Indoor Dining, Mask Mandate Remains

The city’s vaccine mandate for indoor dining and other places serving food and drink was lifted Wednesday A new restriction system based on case counts, positivity rates, and hospitalizations is in place.

Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (D-Pa.) speaks during a House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Washington. Scanlon was carjacked at gunpoint by two men in a south Philadelphia park but wasn’t injured, police and her office said. (Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP, File)
5 Teenagers Charged in Armed Carjacking of US Rep. Scanlon

Scanlon and a staffer who accompanied her were unharmed.

Sarah Laurel with her brother, Adam Al-Asad, who serves as the director of operations for Savage Sisters, in one of their South Philadelphia recovery houses. (Courtesy Sarah Laurel/Savage Sisters)
Once Left For Dead, This Philadelphia Woman is Helping Those Battling Addiction

Sarah Laurel was a thriving professional who hit rock bottom due to addiction. Having turned her life around, she’s now working on behalf of those in recovery and on the streets with Savage Sisters.