Pat Ralph

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Pat is a Web Curator for PhillyVoice, where he writes about news, sports, culture, and health in the City of Brotherly Love and surrounding region. Originally from the Jersey Shore, Pat graduated from Villanova University with a bachelors degree in political science and communications and then earned his masters in journalism at Columbia University. Before making the move from New York City to Philadelphia, Pat previously worked for Magazine, the New York Post, Sports Business Journal/Daily, and Business Insider. Follow him on Twitter @Pat_Ralph.

April 1, 2020

Roots Picnic

Roots Picnic postponed to August 1 due to coronavirus outbreak across Philly

The Roots Picnic has been postponed to Saturday,August 1 due to the coronavirus outbreak across Philadelphia, event organizers announced on Tuesday. The event, which was originally supposed to take place Saturday, May 30, will still be held at The Mann at Fairmount Park.

March 31, 2020

Unemployment benefits

New Jersey residents eligible for unemployment benefits to receive additional $600 through July

New Jersey residents who have lost their job or who have had their hours cut due to the coronavirus outbreak across the state and have qualified for unemployment benefits will receive an additional $600 through July 31 starting next week, Gov. Phil Murphy said during his daily briefing on Tuesday.

March 31, 2020


Devon Horse Show and Country Fair canceled due to coronavirus outbreak

The 2020 Devon Horse Show and Country Fair has been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak across the region, event organizers announced on Monday. The 124th edition of the event was scheduled to be held May 21-31 in the Main Line town.

March 31, 2020

Health News

New Jersey receives another massive shipment of masks, respirators to protect medical workers from COVID-19

New Jersey has received another shipment of personal protective equipment to be distributed to medical workers on the front lines of the state's COVID-19 crisis. But Gov. Phil Murphy says more respirators, masks and gloves are needed to prevent shortages caused by an influx of coronavirus patients.

March 31, 2020


'For You' is a must-read book for Philly-area Bruce Springsteen fans social distancing at home

Many of the stories and photos compiled in Lawrence Kirsch's book, "For You: Original Stories and Photographs By Bruce Springsteen's Legendary Fans", come from concerts that took place and fans who call the Philadelphia region home.

March 31, 2020


Filmmaker Ken Burns joins National Constitution Center for online class

The National Constitution Center and documentary filmmaker Ken Burns will host a free, interactive course online on Friday, April 3, on the role of the U.S. Constitution. The class is part of an ongoing program to provide courses to students who are home due to COVID-19, and this seminar will examine what constitutional issues could arise during the current coronavirus pandemic.

March 30, 2020

Health News

New Jersey to receive 300 ventilators from federal government to combat coronavirus outbreak

New Jersey will receive 300 ventilators to help prevent its health system from becoming overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Murphy announced on Monday. The Trump administration is sending the ventilators from the federal government's national stockpile.

March 30, 2020


Stay away from our Jersey Shore towns during pandemic, Cape May County mayors say

Short-term shore rentals in Cape May County need to be halted for as long as New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy's coronavirus social-distancing guidelines are in place, the mayors of the county's municipalities agreed on Monday. The same goes for shore house owners. They need to stay at their primary residences until the pandemic is under control, "in an abundance of caution and concern for everyone's safety and well-being." the mayors collectively said.

March 30, 2020


Gov. Murphy wants harsher punishments for New Jersey residents not social distancing

Too many New Jersey residents are not following social-distancing guidelines to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday, adding that he is considering harsher penalties for violators who host large gatherings.

March 29, 2020

Free Food

Philadelphia to provide free food at various sites across city to residents impacted by coronavirus outbreak

Free food will be made available at various community sites to Philly residents who have been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, the city announced.

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