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Nicholas Freeman, co-founder of Mt. Airy Groceries, prepares food orders to be delivered to the homeless and people who lost their jobs to the pandemic. (Photo by Jessica Rights) By Stacia Friedman … more
By Pete Mazzaccaro Chestnut Hill Hospital announced last week that it would participate in a new research trial organized by the Mayo Clinic to treat those infected with COVID-19 with the plasma of … more
City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley today reported 287 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Philadelphia, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 16,697. Farley noted that … more
An art piece designed for a new program of the city's Mural Arts Program to help encourage people to observe social distancing and other preventative behaviors to combat COVID-19. The Philadelphia … more
Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley today announced 186 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city, bringing the total number of cases since the pandemic began to 16,040. … more
In 2014 Scott also initiated a choo-choo train that he calls "Lil & Roy's BBQ Smoker." He has done many jobs with the train, albeit not during the pandemic. (Photo by Len Lear) by Len Lear Herb … more
Desiree Harmon is seen in a hospital bed five years ago when she was receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer, which necessitated a double mastectomy. (Photo courtesy of Desiree Harmon) by Len Lear … more
Louie Beardell holds one of his face shields next to the 3D printer that started it all. By Brenda Lange Local doctors' offices struggling to stay safe and protect the safety of their patients have … more
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 665 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases confirmed in the city to 14,468. City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas … more
Gene Shay, a local radio legend with a six-decade career, died April 17, at age 85 of coronavirus complications. Among his many accomplishments, Shay was a prime mover of the Philadelphia Folksong … more
by Len Lear and Christine Wolkin The instinct of families to grieve for their departed loved ones in the traditional way is strong, and yet we know that doing so puts all those … more
Work continued on 9007 Crefeld St. after a city order on March 27 prohibited all construction work. By Pete Mazzaccaro Post updated on May 4 to reflect city stop work order Hill residents who live … more
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 302 additional cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia, bringing the total number cases in the city to 12,868. Health … more
Trans demonstrates one of the 350 facial shields he has made with a 3D printer at home. by Len Lear Trans (“R.J.”) Lualhati, is a young (26) scientist with a lot more on his mind than success in … more
Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley, speaking today at the city's daily press briefing, said the situation today with COVID-19 in the city is about that same as it has been for the … more
Regent Walden, 16, a 10th grader at Plymouth Whitemarsh, raised more than $1,200 to feed Chestnut Hill Hospital Staff. by Sue Ann Rybak Regent Walden, 16, a 10th grader at Plymouth Whitemarsh High … more
Source: City of Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 475 additional cases of COVID-19 in Philadelphia, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 10,028.Mayor … more
By Pete Mazzaccaro Bob and Nancy Elfant said they were doing what many of us have done for the past month – stay at home, observing social distancing guidelines and reading the daily … more
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 339 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Philadelphia, which brings the total number of confirmed cases to 9,553. … more
Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley today announced 518 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city, bringing the total the number of confirmed cases to … more
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