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The concepts in this ballot question aren't debatable, but they're not yet formally enshrined at a state level. via @billy_penn bit.ly/3t9T7hi
We’re getting vaccinated. When will we go 'back to normal'? WHYY’s Health Desk Help Desk examines when — and how — life will resume post-pandemic. bit.ly/3eR4EwC
If voters approve, this Pa. ballot initiative will allow cities and towns with paid firefighters to tap into an existing state fund. via @billy_penn bit.ly/2RmuTD1
A Camden man had been dealing with mental health issues when he was fatally struck by a driver. Now, his parents are addressing a need for better services. bit.ly/3eR4BAW
Face masks are still required at airports, aboard commercial flights, and on other public transit across the U.S. The federal mask mandate will remain in effect through Sept. 13. bit.ly/3xIQZAo
Republicans in Pa.'s legislature pushed for this ballot measure after being stymied in other efforts to roll back Gov. Wolf’s emergency COVID order. Here's what you need to know ↓ via @billy_penn bit.ly/2QETi77
🚨 Monday is the last date for Pennsylvanians to register for the primary on May 18. Here's what you need to know ↓ via@RadioXimenaa bit.ly/3xJj2Q6H
The Woodmere Museum has turned a gardening technique into land art — while recycling 40 dead trees in the process. bit.ly/3gUS0PT
🗳️ Ready to perform your civic duty? Here's what you need to know to vote in the May 2021 primary election in Philly ↓ via@billy_pennn bit.ly/3vC9ggUC
.@SEPTA has launched a comprehensive bus network redesign with a name to reflect the grand ambitions of the $25 million overhaul. via @PlanPhilly bit.ly/3eTuUXw
A recent report ranked the Philly area among the top 25 most polluted in the U.S. But experts say the ranking doesn’t tell the whole story of how air quality affects residents. bit.ly/3vEgReO
Any N.J. residents eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine can get their shots at a state megasite without an appointment. bit.ly/3xP1qCP
Kensington has seen a repeat of failed structural responses for the past 20 years, Bill McKinney writes. The urban anthropologist and community leader charts the neighborhood's history — and signs of a new path forward. bit.ly/2Sk1fz0
🗳 Monday is the deadline to register to vote ahead of the May 2021 primary election in Philly. Here's what you need to know ↓ via@mariapulcinellaa bit.ly/337vUlb8
The @aampmuseum will soon reopen for the first time since the pandemic hit. Here's what you need to know ↓ via @mariapulcinella bit.ly/3xHWgIE
A controversial city contract that outsourced sheriff sales to a private online auction house was issued in violation of Philadelphia’s government contracting laws. bit.ly/3vCpd74
History is repeating in Kensington. It doesn’t have to be this way dlvr.it/RytKgh
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Every Saturday and Sunday, small business owners sell their wares, from treasured antiques and thrifted finery, to handmade artwork and jewelry, to tacos and desserts. bit.ly/3teyDDY
OurPlan, a forthcoming free online tool, grapples with the question that looms over many development-related clashes: How to grow a neighborhood without disrupting its fabric. bit.ly/3nyV8m4
It’s both a sign of the country’s success in protecting the elderly through vaccination and an urgent reminder that younger generations will pay a heavy price if the outbreak is allowed to simmer in communities across the country. bit.ly/3e5Xky5
ICYMI: A Black Bikers Vote rally rode through West Philadelphia today to get out the vote for the May primary. "There are no off-year elections. Every election is important.” bit.ly/3eMMvQH
Unlike the Philadelphia school district, which won’t bring back 10th to 12th graders this school year, Mastery has tried to bring back as many students as possible in all grades in its 18 schools across the city. bit.ly/3e9ER3J
Some say the Derek Chauvin trial’s outcome begs larger questions: Did the Blue Wall merely bend under the weight of the evidence against the former officer? Is this much maligned aspect of police culture truly behind us? bit.ly/3vth8Bk
The city is known for its moniker "Filthadelphia." But that wasn't always the case. More than a century ago, Philly staged a public cleanup effort so robust it was considered “a model” for other cities. bit.ly/3t4ABXu
With close family split between countries, Philadelphia's Indian community are leveraging networks to raise funds, lobby politicians, and send supplies to India, where case counts are so high that nearly everyone knows multiple people who are ill. bit.ly/3gS9FIa
"We can't afford to sit out at any elections." More than 100 motorcyclists revved up for today's Black Bikers Vote rally to urge residents of Philadelphia’s low-turnout areas to register ahead of Monday’s primary election deadline. bit.ly/3vC36h4
.@WHYYNews is here at today’s Black Bikers Vote rally through Philadelphia to urge residents of the city’s low-turnout areas to register ahead of Monday’s primary election deadline.
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The Faith and Liberty Discovery Center "soft" opens to the public today. The new museum on Independence Mall connects the religious roots of the United States to the founding documents of American democracy. bit.ly/3gRohYm
By day, Larry Abrams is a South Jersey English teacher. At night and on weekends, he's collecting books and giving them away to people who do not have a library of their own. And his organization BookSmiles just gave away its 508,000th book. bit.ly/3ucjCno
If the budget were to pass in its current form, the Right to Counsel program would again be put on hold and other tenant supports would be cut, advocates say. bit.ly/3nBXKQ5
Officials said it could make as many as 450,000 people newly eligible to get behind the wheel in the Garden State. bit.ly/3eN3ceF
Virtual appointments offered an alternative when in-person was not permitted or safe. It also expanded access to specialty appointments, such as mental health therapy — especially in rural areas and for people without transportation. bit.ly/3ta8xlJ
Drag performance company @KnowYourBeards are taking their show on the road — in a 15-year-old box truck. In purchasing the vehicle, the performers pondered: “How can we give a socially distanced hug to Philadelphia?” bit.ly/3t9fm6X
A partnership between the School District of Philadelphia and the Community College of Philadelphia is celebrating its first graduating class. Every 2021 graduate of Parkway Center City Middle College has been accepted into a four-year university. bit.ly/3vDEnZJ
Earlier this month came a big payoff for all this fame: A “nonfungible token,” or NFT, of the original copy of the iconic photo sold at auction for nearly $500,000. bit.ly/3e4Spxn
As an academic year like no other comes to an end, colleges and universities are celebrating their graduates in a variety of ways. bit.ly/3gZKp2q
Decades of underfunding, political interference and systemic race and gender bias have undercut trust among many government scientists and have led to a disproportionately white, male workforce. bit.ly/2SgTpWS
After the General Assembly’s top leaders failed to agree on the person to chair a powerful redistricting panel, Pa.'s Supreme Court is stepping in. bit.ly/334xCDW
A state department said a licensing program with financial and safety requirements for recovery homes will save lives, but advocates are pushing back on the added costs. bit.ly/335rmvw
Polls show millions of white evangelical Christians do not intend to be vaccinated against coronavirus. Here's how one epidemiologist is working to reach this group in a way others can’t: by meeting them where they are. bit.ly/3vxqL1X
Business leaders and elected officials in Atlantic City are urging Gov. Murphy to allow conventions and trade shows to resume. bit.ly/3gRldv3
🚘 There's a traffic nightmare coming to Philly this weekend. The roads involved: the westbound Schuylkill Expressway, the Kelly Drive and Girard Avenue by the zoo and near Fairmount Park.bit.ly/3nD66Xmd
Here’s the story from today’s presidential visit. Biden was in full Amtrak Joe mode, and meanwhile PA is holding its breath to see what help it might get in fixing its crumbling infrastructure. whyy.org/articles/biden… twitter.com/katieemeyer4/s…
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President Biden reiterated his love of trains at 30th Street Station today. He has a lot of big infrastructure promises for Pa. — and they’re rooted in his belief that trains are one of the best ways to cut greenhouse gas emissions. bit.ly/3vDFx7z
#NEW: A controversial city contract that outsourced Sheriff sales to a private online auction house was issued in violation of Philadelphia’s government contracting laws. bit.ly/2PFIwwQ
Philly’s online sheriff sale contract violated city charter dlvr.it/Rynswf
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🚨 Philly is hosting a vaccination event for the deaf and hard of hearing community tomorrow at Esperanza Community Vaccination Center. Details:bit.ly/3xDs4OHJ
The White House says the U.S. will restrict travel from India starting Tuesday. bit.ly/2QLscLl
The number of Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 has hit another milestone: 100 million. bit.ly/3gOcNEV
✨ Philly’s got a new roller skating spot ✨ The retro rink at Dilworth Park will offer hour-long sessions to the public through June 27. Book your tickets today: bit.ly/3aSWTFs
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