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COVID-19 cases showing prominently in South Philly

South Philadelphia neighborhoods are seeing their share of the spread of COVID-19 and are among the highest in the city. Through Saturday morning, 129 of the city’s 806 positive cases have been reported from just...

Jefferson Health seeking medical supply donations

Jefferson Health is seeking donations of medical supplies to fight the COVID-19 outbreak. Healthcare workers are asking for donations of respirator masks, hand sanitizer, medical face masks and goggles to be dropped off at one...

School Board approves $11M spending for laptops for students

The School District of Philadelphia approved spending up to $11 million to purchase about 50,000 laptops to help students during the COVID-19 shutdown. The district’s board of education approved the request on Thursday night at...

South Philadelphia’s Da Vinci Art Alliance launches visual program

To continue Da Vinci Art Alliance’s mission of building community through art during these socially distant times, the organization will be connecting their membership and the public through social media. By using the Instagram/Facebook...

Police: Man pulled gun on victim, took gym bag

Police are looking for a man suspected of armed robbery in the 3rd District on Feb. 23. According to police, an unknown male was captured on surveillance video on the 1000 block of S. 8th...

South Philly native Mike Koplove receiving honors after MLB career

Mike Koplove’s contributions to baseball might have escaped some fans in the local area. Having played the majority of his Major League Baseball career in the Pacific Time Zone, only the baseball diehards and night...

South Philly businesses feel the pain of an economic downturn

https://www.instagram.com/p/B8Z9wDpJsc7/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link In the wake of last week’s citywide mandate to close dine-in access at restaurants, June BYOB has gone from a white-tablecloth fine dining establishment to somewhat of a takeout joint - just with more...

Stadium testing site will close on Wednesday, reopen Thursday

The drive-through COVID-19 testing site at the South Philadelphia Stadium Complex will be closed on Wednesday due to expected bad weather conditions, officials said. Philadelphia Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said that only 80 people were...

Virtual Reality: Paradigm art gallery makes the shift to a more digital landscape

It was last Monday when the City of Philadelphia made the call to order all non-essential businesses to close in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Like all other art venues in the city,...

Teacher delivers instruments to students during break

Courtney Powers knows how important it can be to have music available at your fingertips. In fact, she could probably write a song about it. The South Philadelphia High School music director took matters into...
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