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Phillies: 5 Players/3 Staff Positive COVID; Visit NJ Nursing Home Sunday; Juneteenth Celebrations
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/19/20 11:29 pm | updated: 06/19/20 11:29 pm
 
The Philadelphia Phillies confirmed on Friday, 6/19, that 8 members of the organization at the team's facility in Clearwater, Florida, have tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19. That includes 5 players and 3 staff members. 8 staff members have tested negative. There are still 12 staff and 20 players awaiting test results. The names of those who tested positive are not known, nor is it known if the players were major or minor leaguers. No one who has tested positive has required... Read More

 
 
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SE PA Goes Green Next Friday, Philly After; ATM Explosion Arrest; Dueling Protests For Joe Gale
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/19/20 3:13 pm | updated: 06/19/20 3:13 pm
 
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that 12 more counties will move to the 'green' phase of reopening starting next Friday, June 26. Those include: Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Erie, Lancaster, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia and Susquehanna. Although, Philadelphia meets the state's requirements, local officials say they will not move to 'green' until at least Friday, July 3. The 'green phase' lifts most individual and business restrictions. You still... Read More

 
 
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PHL Council Prelim Approves Budget; Council Passes Housing Act; Terror Behind Walls Suspended
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/18/20 5:21 pm | updated: 06/18/20 5:21 pm
 
Philadelphia City Council preliminarily approved a FY2021 budget during a late night virtual session on Wednesday night, 6/18. City officials now predict there will be a $749 million budget shortfall due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The $4.9 billion budget will be voted on for final approval during City Council's regular stated meeting on Thursday, June 25.

This budget reduces funding for the Police Department by $33.3 million. That is a combination of a... Read More

 
 
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Philadelphia City Council Does Not Approve Councilman Oh's Budget Amendment to Save the Arts
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/17/20 11:57 pm | updated: 06/17/20 11:57 pm
 
Philadelphia City Council did not approve a budget amendment that sought to restore the Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy and the Philadelphia Cultural Fund. It would also increase funding to Parks and Recreation, the Free Library, African American Museum, Greater Philadelphia Film Office, and Citizen Diplomacy International.

In a late night virtual session Wednesday night, Councilmembers' 'No's' outnumbered the 'Yay's' when Councilman At-Large David Oh presented... Read More

 
 
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Man Charged w/ Attempted Murder of Officer; Two Bucks Co Men Arrested; NJ Street Closure Bill
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/17/20 11:11 pm | updated: 06/17/20 11:11 pm
 
A man who was shot and injured by a Philadelphia Police officer after he allegedly attacked the officer with a box cutter has been charged with attempted murder. 22-year-old Brian Anderson is also charged with aggravated and simple assault, possession of an instrument of crime, and recklessly endangering another person.

It happened around 4 p.m. Tuesday, 6/9, on the 5400 block of North 6th Street. The 25-year-old female officer responded to a call in North Philadelphia... Read More

 
 
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Woman Charged Arson of Police Cars; Bucks Bus Driver Abused Teens; DRWC Columbus Monument Covered
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/17/20 5:42 pm | updated: 06/17/20 5:45 pm
 
A Philadelphia woman has been federally charged with setting fire to two police vehicles after peaceful protests following the death of George Floyd turned violent the first day of demonstrations in Philadelphia. 33-year-old Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal is charged with two counts of arson. It happened on Saturday, May 30, on the north side of City Hall. A PPD sedan and a PPD SUV were both set ablaze while parked next to each other. Officials say that a woman was seen "wearing protective... Read More

 
 
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Arrest Warrant For Trans Woman's Murder; Protest Camp on Parkway; Juneteenth Philly Holiday
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/16/20 11:05 pm | updated: 06/17/20 4:34 pm
 
Philadelphia Police have issued an arrest warrant for the murder of a transgender woman for dead earlier this month. Authorities are looking for 36-year-old Akhenaton Jones. 27-year-old Dominique Rem'mie Fells was discovered on June 8 in the Schuylkill River near Bartram's Garden. She was face down, stabbed multiple times, and her legs had been dismembered. The legs were found in plastic bags days later by divers who were looking for boys were went missing in the river. The medical... Read More

 
 
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Columbus Statue Removal a 'Public Process'; Police Captain Reassigned; Man Fired in BLM Sign Removal
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/16/20 9:25 pm | updated: 06/16/20 9:25 pm
 
After a weekend of contention and clashes between protestors, residents, police, and even journalists, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced plans on Monday, 6/15, to launch a 'public process' to consider the future of the Christopher Columbus statue located in Marconi Plaza on South Broad Street. That process will be conducted by the Public Art Director through the Public Art Commission. The city does not have any immediate plans to remove the statue but will be installing a 'boxing... Read More

 
 
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Columbus Statue in South Philly; Man Arrested Shooting at Delco Cop; Mayor's Independent Review
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/15/20 5:45 pm | updated: 06/15/20 5:45 pm
 
Dozens of armed 'vigilantes' have been patrolling Marconi Plaza on South Broad Street in South Philadelphia since Saturday, June 13, 'protecting' the marble statue to Christopher Columbus that is placed there. The plaza straddles Broad Street, with the statue on the west side, along the southbound lanes. Many of the men and women are armed with bats, clubs, sticks, and some openly carrying rifles and do not want to see protestors come into the neighborhood and destroy the monument.... Read More

 
 
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Thousands Protest in Philadelphia; Center City, Franklinville, Osage Ave, South Philly, Art Museum
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/14/20 12:26 am | updated: 06/14/20 4:04 pm
 
There were a variety of mostly peaceful demonstrations throughout the Philadelphia area on Saturday, 6/13. The largest gathering was a march to defund the police, more specifically to reallocate parts of police budget to other services better able to service the community in that capacity. It started at Broad and Callowhill Streets outside the location of the next police headquarters at the old Inquirer building. The thousands of protestors made their way south on Broad, around City Hall, and... Read More

 
 
 
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