Philadelphia

3 people, 200 square miles, Managing homelessness, remote school, and life in a pandemic , and a life in a pandemic

Many of the artifacts I have posted here have revolved around the digital divide in a purely academic sense, and while this article touches on that subject, it also goes deeper and explores the social ramifications of the digital divide. 

It is psuedo-ethnographic in the way that it...Read more

COVID-19: Our latest updates as Philadelphia responds to COVID-19

This pdf shows the outlined contents of the Philadelphia Water Department's COVID-19 resource page. On this page, you can also find the information they have posted on the Water Rate Case hearings occurring March 16-March 18, 2021.Read more

In an effort to increase solar use in homes, Philly cuts red-tape and cost for installers

Philadelphia officials have streamlined the permitting process for home solar installers in Philadelphia. Installers can apply for an ...Read more

PECO has millions available to help with energy bills, but says few eligible customers are applying for assistance

PECO received $270 million in federal and state funding through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, money that can be used to help people who can't pay their bills due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Only a limited number of customers have enrolled, and to date only $500,000 of that money...Read more

ECA Newsletter - April 3, 2020

This monthly newsletter was written by executive director Steve Luxton and gave an update on what is happening at ECA during the COVID19 shutdown.Read more

Help All Students #LogOnPHL

This article discusses a new hotline set up to help students and families navigate this new school year. It was written by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenny and superintendent William Hite Jr. One thing I have noticed in every article I have found is the increasing usage of the term "digital divide...Read more

Philadelphia scales back requested water rate increase, to 10.2%

The Philadelphia Water Department scaled back its requested 17.6% two-year rate increase after City Hall reduced the amount the department contributes...Read more

NOTICE OF PROPOSED ELECTRIC RATE CHANGES

This document is PECO's notice for their proposed rate increase, which assumably was sent to their customers/posted on their website. Read more

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