Stories tagged: "Philadelphia"


A person wearing a face mask as a precaution against COVID-19 walks between beds of tulips at Dilworth Park in Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
States and Businesses Grapple With New CDC Mask Guidelines

States, businesses and cities are trying to figure out how they will handle the CDC's new masking guidelines.

President Joe Biden arrives to speak at an event to mark Amtrak's 50th anniversary at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, Friday, April 30. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
All Aboard! Biden Celebrates Amtrak’s 50 Years in Visit to Philadelphia

President Joe Biden, once a regular Amtrak rider, helped the nation's passenger rail system celebrate 50 years of service Friday.

These railroad tracks could be getting more use if Amtrak's plan goes through.
All Aboard: Restoring Passenger Rail Service from Reading to Philadelphia

A new study shows not only that reviving passenger rail service in Reading is financially possible and economically profitable, but it has the support of Amtrak and President Biden.

FILE—In this file photo from Jan. 29, 2021, Andrei Doroshin speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia, Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. City officials in Philadelphia promised Monday to improve the vetting of groups hired to administer COVID-19 vaccinations after it closed a convention center site run by the 22-year-old graduate student. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Philadelphia Investigates Selection of 22-Year-Old to Run Vaccination Site

Philadelphia is investigating how a 22-year-old's group ended up distributing coronavirus vaccines. Philly Fighting Covid distributed nearly 7,000 vaccines this month before the city shut it down.

Andrei Doroshin, 22, poses for a portrait, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Washington. Philadelphia officials have shut down a COVID-19 vaccine clinic after concerns grew about Dorshin, the 22-year-old graduate student running the effort. Drexel University psychology student Andrei Doroshin said he pitched a plan to the city to run the online registry and operate the clinic when he saw no one else doing it. Mayor Jim Kenney said he was concerned by reports they could try to sell patient data and profit from the operation.  ( Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Philadelphia’s Vaccine Rollout Problems Lead to Larger Questions

Amid concerns about a 22-year-old's qualifications to run vaccine distribution and Philly Fighting COVID's for-profit status, the city shuttered his operation at the downtown convention center.

FILE - In this June 4, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, center, and Mayor Jim Kenney, 4th left, meet with people in Philadelphia after days of protest over the May 25 death of George Floyd. Outlaw defended her actions during days of widespread protests against police brutality this summer after an independent report harshly criticized her direct decision making. The critique came in a report conducted by two independent firms and released by the city controller's office on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Defends Use of Tear Gas, ‘Less Lethal Munitions’ During Protests

Philadelphia's police commissioner is defending her department and the city's response to days of widespread protests against police brutality last summer.

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, Trump supporters participate in a rally in Washington. Far-right social media users for weeks openly hinted in widely shared posts that chaos would erupt at the U.S. Capitol while Congress convened to certify the election results. Jason Moorehead says he was at the rally, but never went to the Capitol, where the violence occurred. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
Allentown Teacher Fights Suspension Over DC Protest

Jason Moorehead was suspended for attending the rally on Jan. 6. He says he did not go to the Capitol when it was attacked.