With counseling not often part of standard hospital protocol — and if it is, not always covered by health insurance — it’s hard to know where to turn for help. | From: Billy Penn (Read more.)
On Monday, Aug. 23, nine months after receiving emergency authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Pfizer BioNTech two-shot COVID-19 vaccine became the first of three vaccines to get full approval for usage in the country.
Back in December 2020, the Pfizer vaccine was the first authorized by the FDA for emergency use to combat what was then a dire COVID-19 situation heading into Christmas. | From: AL DÍA (Read more.)
Martin Gola knew the COVID-19 vaccine was supposed to be free. So he was surprised when, in July, he received a $32 bill from Nazareth Hospital in Northeast Philadelphia, where he’d gotten the two-dose Moderna vaccine. A few days later came another bill, this one for $79.
The 59-year-old Philadelphia resident ignored the bills, but he got worried when weeks later Trinity Health, which owns Nazareth, called to collect on his overdue account. | From: The Inquirer (Read more.)
‘The problems we see in schools … are bigger than our classrooms and even bigger than the school district’
People inside and outside the School District of Philadelphia have a lot to say about the school district and its teachers. | From: Kensington Voice (Read more.)
Council President Darrell Clarke introduced legislation today that would ban affordable housing zoning bonuses in virtually all of his North Philadelphia district. | From: PlanPhilly (Read more.)
More than 10,000 homes in Philadelphia may not technically belong to people who think they own them, and now city leaders are vowing action on the “tangled title pandemic,” which is tied to both crime and poverty. | From: NBC10/Telemundo62 (Read more.)
An effort to save and preserve housing stock in Philadelphia is moving ahead with $400 million in funding over the next four years. | From: PlanPhilly (Read more.)
Philadelphia Register of Wills Tracey Gordon is calling on the city and state to do more to help residents struggling to get legal ownership of homes and says that solving the city’s quiet tangled title crisis would help quell a louder calamity: gun violence. | From: PlanPhilly (Read more.)
People experiencing homelessness with their pets can find refuge at the Sacred Heart Residence operated by Philadelphia’s Project HOME. | From: The Inquirer (Read more.)
September 26 marks the first anniversary of the Germantown Community Fridge. To celebrate, the fridge founder, Jane Ellis, will throw a community giveback. | From: Germantown Info Hub (Read more.)
Debido a la escasez de choferes de autobuses escolares el Distrito Escolar de Filadelfia está ofreciendo miles de dólares a padres y guardianes para que llevan y recojan a los niños a los planteles. | From: NBC10/Telemundo62 (Read more.)
Families interested in getting paid to take their kids to school can apply to the Parent Flat Rate Program online. | From: NBC10/Telemundo62 (Read more.)