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Top Philadelphia news: Residents warned not to go to beach over Memorial Day weekend; more

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By Hoodline - Published on May 19, 2020.

Read on for the most recent top news you may have missed in Philadelphia.

3 long-running restaurants close, others struggling 

Three long-running restaurants in the Philadelphia region have called it quits. Meanwhile, other restaurateurs are looking at an uncertain future with fewer seats, more restrictions and even tighter margins.

Read the full story on Philadelphia Inquirer.

80-year-old man shot inside car in North Philadelphia

The shooting happened on the 2500 block of North 18th Street, shortly before 4 p.m. Monday. Police say the man was in his car at the time of the shooting and suffered a graze wound.

Read the full story on CBS Philly.

Philadelphia officials warn residents not to go to beach for Memorial Day weekend

During Monday's briefing, Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said it would be risky being in large crowds.

Read the full story on CBS Philly.

Joseph Santaguida, lawyer and defender of reputed Philly mob associates, dies from coronavirus

Mr. Santaguida had a long and colorful career representing notorious players in the city's criminal underworld, including mobsters Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino and Joseph "Mousie" Massimino, and Hakeem Bey, the violent leader of a South Philadelphia drug gang.

Read the full story on Philadelphia Inquirer.

Businesswomen pivot to mask-making to aid community

Tina Dixon Spence, the founder of Buddha Babe, an eco-friendly luxury nursery brand, turned to mask-making when her business came to a halt as a result of COVID-19. For every mask Buddha Babe sells, the company donates one to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Read the full story on ABC Philadelphia, WPVI.


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