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Philadelphia Area Moving to Yellow Phase; Protestors: Joe Gale Resign; Watch George Floyd Memorial
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/04/20 2:20 pm | updated: 06/04/20 2:20 pm
 
Philadelphia and the surrounding counties will be moving into the 'yellow' phase of the state's coronavirus COVID-19 reopening plan on Friday, June 5, despite the protests and civil unrest throughout the area the past week. Philadelphia officials announced on Thursday that the city will allow for the partial reopening of the economy. Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said, "The numbers justify us to moving to the next phase of our response to this epidemic." Last week,... Read More

 
 
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Italian Market Frank Rizzo Mural to be Replaced; Deadly Storms Hit Area; Man Arrested ATM Explosives
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/03/20 10:15 pm | updated: 06/03/20 10:17 pm
 
Officials announced Wednesday, 6/3, that the Frank Rizzo mural on 9th Street in South Philadelphia at the Italian Market will be replaced with a new mural. The current one was defaced with paint sometime Wednesday morning. The former mayor and police commissioner's statue was removed from Center City early Wednesday morning.

Murals Arts said today that it would no longer support, maintain, or repair the mural as is, but could not do anything about it because it was on... Read More

 
 
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Mayor Kenney Removes Frank Rizzo Statue; PA Turnpike Fires 500, Now Cashless; Center City Closed 6/3
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/03/20 11:19 am | updated: 06/03/20 11:19 am
 
The City of Philadelphia removed the statue of former Mayor and Police Commissioner Frank Rizzo from Thomas Paine Plaza early Wednesday morning, 6/3. The 9-foot bronze statue had stood in front of the Municipal Services Building across from City Hall since 1999. It was originally paid for by private funds. Since 2017, there had been increased pressure to have the statue removed and it had frequently been the target of vandalism. Most recently, on Saturday, May 30, it was spray painted... Read More

 
 
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Philly Officials Defend Tear Gas on I-676 Protest; Officials Condemn Vigilantes; PA Election Results
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/02/20 11:28 pm | updated: 06/02/20 11:28 pm
 
Philadelphia officials defended the use of smoke and tear gas on protestors who had made their way onto the Vine Street Expressway I-676 on Monday afternoon, 6/1. A group of a few thousand peaceful protestors were marching west on Vine Street late in the afternoon. The group took up a few blocks. The front of the group continued onto the on-ramp of the expressway at 22nd street. A large number of protestors eventually spilled on to the highway stopping traffic in both directions. Police... Read More

 
 
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ATM Explosions/Robbery, Man Dead; Gun Store Owner Shoots Burglar; Curfew Starts 8:30 pm Tuesday 6/2
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/02/20 2:45 pm | updated: 06/02/20 2:45 pm
 
Philadelphia Police are investigating a series of ATM explosions across the city overnight that left one man dead. There were at least 10 ATMs vandalized and robbed in various locations across the city. Mostly smaller machines at convenience stores and mini-marts were targeted. The vandals would use an explosive, like an M80, to blow open the ATM and steal the cash. A 24-year-old man was killed after attempting to use an explosive to blow up an ATM outside Sidekicks Sports Bar on N. 2nd... Read More

 
 
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Joe Biden to Speak in Philadelphia Tues, 6/2; SEPTA to Resume 6/2 6 a.m.; Election Day is Tuesday
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/01/20 11:42 pm | updated: 06/01/20 11:42 pm
 
Democratic candidate for president, Joe Biden, is expected to travel to Philadelphia on Tuesday, 6/2, to speak about the protests and violent unrest that has overrun the country. Tuesday is primary election day in the state of Pennsylvania. Biden is expected to speak about "the civil unrest facing communities across America." This will be his first appearance outside of Delaware, and only his fourth event outside of his home studio in Wilmington since the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis... Read More

 
 
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PA Emergency Disaster in Delaware and Montgomery; Wolf Extends Mail-In Vote Count in 6 Counties
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/01/20 8:19 pm | updated: 06/01/20 8:19 pm
 
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf amended the emergency disaster declaration in response to violent unrest that has broken out across the state to now include Montgomery, Delaware, and Erie counties. The declaration originally included Philadelphia, Dauphin, and Allegheny counties. Peaceful protests have led to violence include looting, vandalism, and arson in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh. It has also spilled out into Upper Darby, Delaware County, and King of Prussia, Montgomery... Read More

 
 
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Philadelphia Protestors March in Center City; Curfew Extended Mon.; Deadly Crash; NJ Phase 2 Reopen
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/01/20 5:10 pm | updated: 06/01/20 5:39 pm
 
Philadelphia has extended the city wide curfew again for Monday, June 1, starting 6 p.m. until Tuesday, June 2, at 6 a.m. People are only allowed to leave their homes to work at essential businesses or to seek medical or police assistance. SEPTA has resumed in areas outside of Center City. Bus, trolly, and subway service is still suspended in Center City. Thousands of demonstrators had been peacefully marching through Center City streets on Monday afternoon, 6/1. Some made their way on... Read More

 
 
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Philadelphia Religious Leaders Council Statement on The Death of George Floyd
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/01/20 4:02 pm | updated: 06/01/20 4:02 pm
 
A joint statement issued by the co-conveners of the Religious Leaders Council of Greater Philadelphia regarding the death of George Floyd and the ensuing reaction in our society. This coalition represents a broad array of faith communities ministering to the spiritual needs of the entire Philadelphia region.

As a community of multiple faiths, we collectively struggle to breathe as we mourn the death of Mr. George Floyd and all the deaths this tragedy represents. That no... Read More

 
 
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Widespread Looting and Destruction in Philadelphia Overshadow Message of Justice for George Floyd
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 05/31/20 10:15 pm | updated: 05/31/20 11:15 pm
 
On the second day of unrest in Philadelphia, widespread looting and destruction took over the city starting Sunday mid-afternoon. There were peaceful demonstrations in Center City calling for justice in the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd killed at the hands of police, but opportunists took advantage of the entire situation across the rest of city. Those peaceful demonstrations were held at the Octavius Catto statue on the southside of City Hall.

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