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City Provides Update on COVID-19 for Mar. 26

Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley announced yesterday that 127 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 475. “As the number of cases rises, the risk increases to everyone in the City of Philadelphia,” Dr. Farley said. “Each day it becomes even more important […]

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Philadelphia City Commissioners Cancel Election-Board Worker Training

Out of an abundance of caution for our poll workers, staff, and host locations, the Philadelphia City Commissioners are canceling all remaining poll worker training classes. The City Commissioners will be contacting the poll workers in the future with the information on the rescheduling of the classes.    Send article as PDF   

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SEPTA to Reduce Service Starting Sunday, March 22

In an effort to maintain a safe environment for customers and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, SEPTA will reduce service levels for all Transit service, including buses, the Market-Frankford Line, Broad Street Line, Trolleys and Norristown High Speed Line, starting Sunday, March 22. Transit schedules will be similar to what SEPTA runs on a typical […]

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The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Inc., have a great presence in the City of Philadelphia. With 600 plus members, we are an order of Irish Catholic ladies who practice our motto of Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity. We have seven active divisions throughout Philadelphia. Our organization recently celebrated its 125th anniversary with a mass […]

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Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Irish in Philadelphia first celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in 1771, five years before the Declaration of Independence was signed! 2020 marks 250 continuous years of celebrations. The current parade, which is hosted by the St. Patrick’s Day Observance Association, was incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in 1952. Philadelphia’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a […]

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by US Rep. Brendan Boyle St Patrick’s Day is always a fun and festive time in Philadelphia and throughout America. But it is important to take a moment and reflect on the Irish experience in America, and what it means to all of us as Americans, whether or not we have Irish ancestry. One of […]

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by PA Sen, Sharif Street The Day of the Rope marks the 1887 execution by hanging of 20 Irishmen and mine laborers in response to their efforts to unionize and go on strike after a 20% cut in wages and horrendous working conditions in Pennsylvania. For four years I’ve been proud to offer a Unanimous […]

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Coronavirus Lands in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health announced that the first case of COVID-19 coronavirus in Philadelphia has been identified. The case is an adult who was recently around people with the disease. The Health Department has already spoken to a number of people that were exposed and is recommending that they stay away from other […]

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Benefit of the Doubt

For a long time, few local government offices have generated more attention-grabbing news than the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office. From John Green’s $675,000 bribery scheme to the numerous sexual harassment lawsuits filed against Jewell Williams, there was no shortage of fodder coming out of the Land Title Building. Thus, we were not surprised to read about […]

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‘Babel’ Delves into Parental Hopes and Fears

BY TONY WEST A world of depleted water and resources has driven people to rigorous eugenic screening to reduce the number of babies born with any predisposition toward costly physical, mental or behavioral problems. For parents trying to start a family, the overriding question becomes: Will their fetus pass screening and win “pre-certification” as part […]

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