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Will Daniel, founder of Wilco Electronic Systems, has died

Apr. 21, 2021 6:24 pm

Will Daniel, founder of Wilco Electronic Systems, has died

The "Philadelphia icon" in the cable industry was 86.
Pew report: Philly’s 2020 unemployment rate was significantly worse than the national average

Apr. 16, 2021 1:50 pm

Pew report: Philly’s 2020 unemployment rate was significantly worse than the national average

The annual State of the City report confirmed how Philadelphia changed for the worse during the pandemic.
Pennsylvania lost a quarter of its clean energy jobs in 2020. Here’s a proposal to bring them back

Apr. 15, 2021 5:45 pm

Pennsylvania lost a quarter of its clean energy jobs in 2020. Here’s a proposal to bring them back

Two new Pennsylvania bills designed to support solar jobs and the renewable energy industry could help the state's economic recovery after the pandemic, advocates say.
Check out Philly’s new COVID-19 dashboard to track cases within schools

Apr. 9, 2021 4:09 pm

Check out Philly’s new COVID-19 dashboard to track cases within schools

The School District of Philadelphia reports that it has stayed below a positivity rate of 1% since it began hybrid in-person and remote learning this year.
Philly is among 38 cities where first responders will get 5G+ access through AT&T’s FirstNet

Apr. 2, 2021 3:44 pm

Philly is among 38 cities where first responders will get 5G+ access through AT&T’s FirstNet

The network provides first responders with dedicated coverage and capacity, so a 911 call isn't jammed.
Penn Wharton Budget Model: New jobs and GDP growth hinge on vaccine hesitancy

Mar. 29, 2021 3:21 pm

Penn Wharton Budget Model: New jobs and GDP growth hinge on vaccine hesitancy

If all eligible American adults receive a vaccine, the pandemic would effectively be over by fall, finds this report out of The Wharton School.
COVID-19 biz recovery: Restauranteurs of color could face a disadvantage in increasing capacity to 50%

Mar. 26, 2021 12:50 pm

COVID-19 biz recovery: Restauranteurs of color could face a disadvantage in increasing capacity to 50%

Philadelphia has opened up applications for restaurants to increase their dine-in capacity from 25 to 50%. But not every restaurant owner can afford to meet its requirements.
Meet Alexandra Hunt, the clinical data manager running against Dwight Evans for PA-03 in 2022

Mar. 22, 2021 4:27 pm

Meet Alexandra Hunt, the clinical data manager running against Dwight Evans for PA-03 in 2022

The public health researcher isn't shying away from talking about her experiences — from crushing student debt to working as a stripper in college — or using TikTok to reach new voters.
After Atlanta violence, Asian American entrepreneurs call for ‘solidarity in movements’

Mar. 22, 2021 3:51 pm

After Atlanta violence, Asian American entrepreneurs call for ‘solidarity in movements’

Members of the Philly biz community are dealing with complex feelings after several lives were taken in Atlanta. They're calling for these next steps.
COVID-19: Time to take ‘serious’ games seriously

Mar. 11, 2021 1:23 pm

COVID-19: Time to take ‘serious’ games seriously

A local social entrepreneur and a gov consultant argue for the potential for educational video games to help governments that are embracing technology and innovation.

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