Gov. Wolf provides update on red, yellow and green counties

May 22— Governor Wolf announced that eight counties (Dauphin, Franklin, Huntingdon, Lebanon, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, and Schuylkill) will be moved to the yellow phase on Friday. 17 counties will also be moved to green on Friday (Bradford, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Montour, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Venango and Warren.) CountiesContinue reading “Gov. Wolf provides update on red, yellow and green counties”

Gov. Wolf revises Executive Order on Foreclosures and Eviction Suspensions

Governor Tom Wolf has taken further steps to protect Pennsylvania residents from foreclosure and eviction. “I am protecting housing for Pennsylvanians who may be facing economic challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Gov. Wolf. “My order will not affect proceedings for other issues, such as property damage or illegal activity. I encourage all PennsylvaniansContinue reading “Gov. Wolf revises Executive Order on Foreclosures and Eviction Suspensions”

Philadelphia Artists Coping with COVID

by Brooklyn Fellner PHILADELPHIA—-When I first heard of the Philadelphia basement show scene, I thought: Who would let a bunch of punk and indie kids into their home to listen to loud music? What kind of trust dynamic is that? So, when I was invited to my first house show back in my freshman yearContinue reading “Philadelphia Artists Coping with COVID”

Gov. Wolf, Treasurer Torsella Announce Property Tax/Rent Rebates Arriving Early to Help Seniors, Others During COVID-19 Pandemic

May 19th, 2020 Governor Tom Wolf and Treasurer Joe Torsella today announced that many older homeowners, renters and people with disabilities will receive early rebates through the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. Rebates are typically issued starting July 1, but the governor and treasurer are issuing the rebates starting tomorrow to approved applicants. Information from: https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-treasurer-torsella-announce-property-tax-rent-rebates-arriving-early-to-help-seniors-others-during-covid-19-pandemic/

$523 Million One-Time Federal Emergency Funds Given to PA to Support Schools

May 13th, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that the U.S. Department of Education has passed Pennsylvania’s request for $523 Million to support school districts. This money will be used on services such as food, professional training, technology purchases, sanitization and cleaning supplies, summer and after-school programs, and mental health supports. Schools are being urged to prioritizeContinue reading “$523 Million One-Time Federal Emergency Funds Given to PA to Support Schools”

Gov. Wolf Extends Stay at Home Order to June 4th, 2020

The May 8th stay at home order has now been extended to June 4th, Governor Tom Wolf announced. In addition to this new stay at home order, 24 counties have been moved to the “yellow phase.” These counties include: Bradford, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Montour,Continue reading “Gov. Wolf Extends Stay at Home Order to June 4th, 2020”

Councilmembers to Introduce Pandemic Housing Protections

Philadelphia City Councilmembers Helen Gym, Kendra Brooks, and Jamie Gauthier  introduced a package of bills protecting renters for the duration of the pandemic and the ensuing economic fallout.   The six bills and one resolution, known as the Emergency Housing Protection package, were introduced May 1, 2020, during which council considered a revised budget submittedContinue reading “Councilmembers to Introduce Pandemic Housing Protections”