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July 4 will look — and sound — different this year. Here’s how to celebrate virtually civic

Jul. 2, 2020 3:18 pm

July 4 will look — and sound — different this year. Here’s how to celebrate virtually

Esports! Jason Derulo! All the fireworks! You can still check out these local events and experiences from home this holiday weekend.
Philly PPE’s vending machines can replenish your mask supply starting this month civic

Jul. 2, 2020 12:24 pm

Philly PPE’s vending machines can replenish your mask supply starting this month

With the refurbished snack vending machines, Ben Waxman and Nathaniel Parks have an inventive way of getting masks and other COVID-19-fighting items to Philadelphians.
Juneteenth is now a recognized holiday for some Philly companies. What’s next? civic

Jun. 18, 2020 3:50 pm

Juneteenth is now a recognized holiday for some Philly companies. What’s next?

Local employers are making the date that marks widespread freedom from slavery in the U.S. a holiday, for the first time ever. Here's why, and what the reaction has been.
Philly artists are using Instagram as a platform for digital activism civic

Jun. 16, 2020 12:59 pm

Philly artists are using Instagram as a platform for digital activism

From photos of airbrush memorials of victims of police brutality to poignant graphics telling you not to look away, social media can help people better understand the moment.
Why completing the census is essential for local workforce development efforts civic

Jun. 16, 2020 11:15 am

Why completing the census is essential for local workforce development efforts

Members of the Philadelphia Works team make the case for getting counted in turbulent times.
After Supreme Court rules that federal law protects LGBTQ workers, PA has clarity civic

Jun. 15, 2020 2:11 pm

After Supreme Court rules that federal law protects LGBTQ workers, PA has clarity

The highest court ruled that sex discrimination in the workplace does include sexuality and gender identity.
Here’s a new $225M in grants for PA small businesses affected by the pandemic civic

Jun. 10, 2020 12:45 pm

Here’s a new $225M in grants for PA small businesses affected by the pandemic

The funding will be offered via three distinct programs, including grants for "main street" and "historically disadvantaged" businesses.
City of Philadelphia is partnering with this tech-enabled collection service to reduce waste civic

Jun. 10, 2020 7:42 am

City of Philadelphia is partnering with this tech-enabled collection service to reduce waste

The Office of Innovation and Technology announced the first winner of its Pitch & Pilot program, which aims to get private and public sectors working together.
Philly’s Office of Innovation and Technology has a first-of-its-kind idea to fund internet access civic

Jun. 9, 2020 1:57 pm

Philly’s Office of Innovation and Technology has a first-of-its-kind idea to fund internet access

Stakeholder discussions to "create a self-sustaining, funded program" for Philly households that need help paying for internet connectivity are beginning now, said CIO Mark Wheeler.
City of Philadelphia ‘hopeful’ historic curfews will no longer be needed civic

Jun. 8, 2020 1:00 pm

City of Philadelphia ‘hopeful’ historic curfews will no longer be needed

1964 was the last time Philadelphia was under a citywide curfew. Here's a look at why they were just used for a week straight.

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