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Posts published in “Day: June 17, 2020”

'Terror Behind the Walls' suspended, layoffs at Eastern State Penitentiary due to COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has forced massive layoffs and the suspension of the popular Halloween attraction, Terror Behind the Walls, located at the former Eastern State Penitentiary.
Source: ABC News 6

Calls to save the arts amid proposed budget cuts in Philadelphia

As the coronavirus pandemic drastically undermines the economy, many of Philadelphia’s cultural organizations are fighting to save the arts after Mayor Jim Kenney proposed a new city budget that would eliminate those programs.
Source: ABC News 6

Job well done: Philadelphia native, school nurse retires after 40 years of service

Due to COVID-19, this retiring nurse maybe not get a normal farewell from her students and colleagues. But many in the neighborhood say, she will never be forgotten.
Source: ABC News 6

Target to boost employee minimum wage to $15 per hour, give frontline workers $200 bonus

Beginning July 5, Target employees will be eligible to receive a minimum wage of $2 more than the company’s current $13 per hour. The federal minimum wage is $7.25.
Source: ABC News 6

Lehigh, Villanova universities receive state funding for COVID-19 projects

Governor Tom Wolf announced on Wednesday the awardees of $174,603 in funding through the Manufacturing PA Innovation Program COVID-19 Challenge.
Source: ABC News 6