A man set half a dozen fire in North Ph Philadelphia
A man set half a dozen fire in North Philadelphia arrested by police, no injury was reported
A man intentionally set around half a dozen fires along a street in North Philadelphia. Later, he was arrested by the police.
According to a statement from Police, Police Officers were reported about the six fires in the area at physical structures, a trash container, and various piles of waste near North Broad Street and Lehigh Avenue. They responded at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.
On arriving at the scene, police learned that the fire was set intentionally by a man. The man seemed to be in his 40s and was carrying a dark-colored backpack. No injuries were reported.
Police said that a suspect was arrested by city and transit police at the street Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority terminal around 10 a.m.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw appreciated the efforts of Upper Darby officers, SEPTA, ATF, and Philadelphia firefighters who quickly extinguished the fire and caught the dangerous suspect.
"We are relieved that there were no physical injuries as a result of these reckless and criminal acts," she said.
The identity of the man was not revealed, and the charges are still.
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Governor Tom Wolf plans to pass a bill that would allow the cocktail lovers to pick them from bars and restaurants, which are otherwise closed due to pandemics.
Last week's vote was done to pass a that would allow taverns and restaurants to sell mixed spirit drinks in the time of lockdown due to COVID-19. The bill was voted 48-0 in favor by Senate, and it was named HB 327.
Chuck Moran, the Executive Director, Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage, and Tavern Association, wrote, "HB 327 would allow taverns and licensed restaurants to sell mixed spirit drinks to go with a few limitations for quantity, container, and time of day. This gives establishments one more small revenue stream to help them survive."
Gov. Wolf validated the plan to sign the bill on Tuesday.
"I do plan to sign it," Wolf said. "It was passed, I think unanimously in both chambers of the General Assembly. So I will sign it."
Lockdowns and other closures had put a devastating impact on the economies of the restaurants and bars across the region amide Coronavirus pandemic.
Gov. Wolf paying the rent/property tax relief earlier than the proposed date
Pennsylvania had speeded up payments of yearly property tax and rents to provide quick relief to the people seeking help from the rent relief program.
The state's Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program will officially begin from July 1, but it had already sent 110,000 today.
The payments will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis. Torsella said, "To some of our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians, we hear you, we understand what you're going through, we're doing everything in our power to help."
This program is aimed to provide help to the old homeowners, renters, and people with some disabilities. The amount of assistance varies from $650 to $ 975 according to your income and some other conditions. To apply or to check if you are eligible, click here.
Torsella also said being the state's largest check-printing job of the year, the rebate program had sent out $50 million on Tuesday and about $30 million per week for the other applicants.
"None of us can make this pandemic end on our own, but all of us can if we work together," Torsella said.
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POLICE SEARCHING FOR A HISPANIC GUY WANTED FOR CENTER CITY GRAFFITI
Cops in Philly have released security footage on Center City buildings of an accused person wanted for spraying graffiti swastikas.
At one a.m on Sun, Police were called to Market Street Area 2000 for a complaint of destruction of property.
Police officers on arrival have discovered two swastikas near Coventry Deli on the facility.
Searching around the neighborhood they discovered more vandalism on the wall in the Market's 190 street.
One was also marked on a house at 2200 Street, under renovation.
The man captured on the security camera is identified as a twenty to thirty-year-old guy wearing a gray Tee with an emblem on the backside, blue jeans, and shoes.
Any with the info or lead, contact the central police department.
Normal Rates to Return in June to Parking Authority Garages
The normal rates will be back from June 1 to Center City parking garages which are operated by the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA). These will be applicable for the following areas -
Autopark at Jefferson (10th and Ludlow)
Family Court Garage (1503 Arch Street)
Gateway Parking Garage (1540 Vine Street)
Autopark at Fashion District/Gallery Garage ( 44 N. 9th Street)
Autopark at Independence Garage (5th and Market)
Old City Garage (2nd and Sansom)
Autopark at the Ben Franklin Bridge (224 N. 3rd St.)
Parkade Garage (801 Arch Street)
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Said is the very bleak projection made by the leading online restaurant reservation booking platform, OpenTable. Through its own system-based statistical analysis it counts reservations as having gone down by 95% from where they were at this point last year. Of course, this State of Affairs is due almost entirely to the Covid-19 outbreak and local ordinances which restrict operation under its influence. (However, though dine-in is on a separate track than carry out, the situation is not helped by the fact that the consumer is getting accustomed to the convenience of delivery.)
By way of force the former diners are discovering "the joy of cooking" and even baking. There is currently a shortage of flour (in all its varieties) that is readily evidenced in any grocery store.
The Do-It-at-Home and / or Do-It-Yourself culture imposed by the Coronavirus has / have created new and possibly long-standing habits; due largely in part to the economic insufficiency caused by mass unemployment. Eating out is something that we do only with discretionary income, and as many have had none to spare lately, there has been none to give to an ailing industry that relies so heavily on the personal prosperity of its customer base.
Unfortunately so many popular spots, from Mom and Pop-run places, established 50 years ago, to the hot new bistros with their 4 star chefs, are taking a nosedive into oblivion. And patrons are just as sad as owners to see them go.
It goes without saying that many of the earliest protesters of the Coronavirus-based shutdowns were restauranteurs. They felt the impact of the virus well before most of the rest of us did. In addition to losing the primary basis of their revenue, through which to pay themselves and their employees, the owners of the now depressed businesses still face having to pay for all the overhead involved - from credit-bound purchases or rental of equipment to overdue lease payments for the commercial space occupied.
Restaurants lost more than $30 billion in sales during March and $50 billion in April, according to the National Restaurant Association. As of 2019, an estimated 9.6 million Americans worked in Food Service. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics at the time reported that:
"Employment of food and beverage serving and related workers is projected to grow 14 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Job prospects in most dining establishments will be excellent because many workers leave the occupation each year, resulting in numerous job openings."
There will definitely be a radical shift in what that report details. There is some hope in the fact that diners from states like Arizona and Texas (where restaurants reopened several days ago) told OpenTable that they look forward to going out again... but the associated numbers are still at a very low count as compared to last year.
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A photograph shows social distancing circles drawn on ground at San Francisco's Dolores Park.
Because of the coronavirus disease outbreak this was popular in many parks across the world.
It is a way to enjoy the outdoor activities while still going to practice social distance for visitors who come.
San Francisco registered more than twenty-one hundred reports of coronavirus as of Wednesday afternoon, and thirty-seven fatalities.