Center City traffic congestion could lead to a $58 million annual loss for the city, report says

Traffic congestion in Center City could result in $58 million tax revenue loss for the city, according to a new report released by the City of Philadelphia.
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Philly Council candidate asks opponents to publicly endorse Trump re-election

Fewer than 1,700 votes separated the first and fourth place finishers https://www.philadelphiavotes.com/en/resources-a-data/ballot-box-app in May’s primary election for Republican City Council at-large seats. – MORE

2019 Wawa Welcome America Festival: Road closures, restrictions and SEPTA information

The Wawa Welcome America Festival returns to Philadelphia in 2019 with six days of events running from Saturday, June 29 through the Independence Day celebration on Thursday, July 4. – MORE

Philly police seeking man who vandalized Holocaust Memorial

According to a Philadelphia detective alert, the man etched the initials “RBM” and two SS bolts – “a known Nazi symbol” – into the memorial’s pillars just before 10 a.m. on June 16. – MORE

Man shot and killed outside Delco court after he reportedly tried to take police officer’s gun

A man was shot and killed outside a Delaware County courthouse Friday after he got into an altercation with law enforcement officers and reportedly tried to take a police officer’s gun. – MORE

South Philly refinery workers file lawsuit, claim PES didn’t give enough warning before layoffs

A lawsuit was filed Friday in Eastern District Court on behalf of workers laid off from jobs at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philly, which exploded and caught fire overnight last week. – MORE

Two arrested for allegedly setting Camden County elementary school playground on fire

Two people, including a minor, were arrested Friday for allegedly setting a Camden County elementary school playground on fire last weekend. – MORE

Hahnemann University Hospital files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Philadelphia Academic Health System, owners of Hahnemann University Hospital and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in federal court. – MORE

Haven Nightclub in Atlantic City’s Golden Nugget casino closing this month

Haven Nightclub in the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City is permanently closing on July 28. – MORE

Girl, 9, in critical condition after M80 explodes in her hand in Kensington home

A nine-year-old girl is in critical condition and may have lost fingers after police say an explosive device went off in her Kensington home Sunday night. – MORE

How a very good dog named Maverick is helping a local vet escape the lingering effects of war

In April, the 30-year-old veteran, who served for five years in Afghanistan with his fellow U.S. Marines, was introduced to Maverick, a one-and-a-half-year-old black-and tan lab. They hit it off on the spot. – MORE

Philly City Wage Tax dips slightly as part of ongoing reduction plan

Philadelphia’s City Wage Tax was reduced slightly on July 1, 2019, as part of an overall plan to bring down the much-maligned rate. – MORE

Wawa is making 32,000 Shortis for Hoagie Day on Tuesday

Starting at noon at Independence Hall, Wawa is giving away free Shortis as part of Hoagie Day — and making about 9 tons of them to prepare. – MORE