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”
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/
Ted Kelly of Worker’s World reporting from the May Day Caravan for Worker Solidarity on WPPM News.
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”
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”
Hall Monitor hosts Dennis Link and Larry McGlynn talk to City Council Member Derek Green about the city’s proposed budget, city council activities during the pandemic, and resources available to the city residents.
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”
Hall Monitor hosts Dennis Link and Larry McGlynn report back from City Hall with COVID-19 updates, the latest news from city council, and an interview with attorney, Peter Johnston to talk about the civil rights issues with masks, businesses, and stay at home orders.
WPPM News Update – Full show with COVID 19 update, local news, and interviews with Black and Brown Workers Collective member, Sterling Johnson, Sonia Smith of the Small Business Administration, and PASPAP President, Maureen May. Hosted by Vanessa Maria Graber and Larry McGlynn.
WPPM hosts Larry McGlynn and Vanessa Maria Graber speak with Sonia Smith, Public Information Officer of the Eastern District of the Small Business Administration about loans, grants, mentorships, and other opportunities available for COVID related recovery for businesses and nonprofit organizations.