Stories tagged: "Philadelphia"


In this photo from May 13, 2020, bags of garbage sit along the street before being picked up in Philadelphia's Ogontz section. Households are generating more trash as people stay home during the coronavirus pandemic. The city's 311 complaint line has received 9,753 calls about trash and recycling as of July 29 compared to 1,873 in February. (Tim Tai/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
Philly’s Trash Problem Is Getting Out of Hand, Residents Say

Faced with social distancing restrictions, residents are staying home and generating more trash than ever before—about a 30% increase in residential trash collections, said Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams.

Protesters gather on Interstate 676 in Philadelphia, Monday, June 1, 2020 during a march calling for justice over the death of George Floyd in Philadelphia, Monday, June 1, 2020. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
‘A Cold Day in Hell’: Trump’s Threat to Send Federal Agents to Philadelphia Was Met With Swift Backlash

“To send federal agents to police U.S. cities that have not requested such aid can only impede the work of local governments and exacerbate already heightened tensions in these cities.”

Police officers stand in Interstate 676 in Philadelphia, Monday, June 1, 2020, in the aftermath of protest and unrest in reaction to the death of George Floyd.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Nearly 150 Protesters Sue Philadelphia Over Police Use of Force

The city of Philadelphia and its police department are facing a wave of civil rights lawsuits over their use of force during protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Families, standing several feet of distance from each other as an extra precaution out of concern about the spread of the coronavirus, wait in line to receive donated food and educational materials at the John H. Webster Elementary School in Philadelphia, Thursday, March 26, 2020. Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration reported more coronavirus-related deaths in Pennsylvania on Wednesday. Residents are ordered to stay home, with few exceptions. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Philadelphia Schools to Limit In-Person Classes to 2 Days per Week

Philadelphia Superintendent William Hite Jr. and school board President Joyce Wilkerson emphasized the need for flexibility as the nation waits for a vaccine and outbreaks continue to occur.

2020 New Years Day Mummers Parade. Image via Shutterstock
All Large Public Events in Philadelphia Are Canceled Through February 2021

Yes—that includes the Philadelphia Marathon, the Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the Mummers parade.

A scene from a protest in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis on May 25 2020. Image via Shutterstock
Research Shows the Mass Protests Did Not Lead to More COVID-19 Infections. This Is Why.

Protest organizers in Philadelphia have championed social distancing, wearing face masks, and more to stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

A protester walks near smoke after tear gas was dispersed during a march calling for justice over the death of George Floyd  in Philadelphia, Monday, June 1, 2020. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Why Philly Protesters Went Back to the Place They Were Tear-Gassed

During Sunday's demonstration, protesters called for Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw to resign.