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What we know about the spill in a Delaware River tributary

A chemical spill this weekend in Bucks County led to worries about tap water in Philadelphia, as over half the city's water supply comes from the Delaware.

  • No contaminants have been found in Philly's drinking water and it's safe through at least midnight tonight, officials said late Sunday, after an alert that sent people rushing to empty bottled water off store shelves.

What's the deal with the changing timelines, where did the spill come from, who's working on cleaning it up, and what chemicals were in it? We explain.

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A view of the Delaware River (Mark Henninger/Imagic Digital)

The club for ‘working women' that's now a boutique hotel

The New Century Guild launched in 1882 to support the increasing number of working women in Philadelphia, providing education, networking, and more.

The club's Locust street HQ is now a boutique hotel that pays homage to the history, and the organization still exists as the Gender Justice Fund.

→ From a newspaper to health insurance

The Guild House Hotel on Locust Street in Center City. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

RECAP: What else happened?

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Mayor Kenney has no public appearances scheduled for today. He has been entirely absent from any briefings or announcements about the water situation.


🎤 Jim Gardner leads a trio of moderators for another edition of the Citizen's “Ultimate Job Interview” of Philly mayoral candidates, held at the Fitler Club. (5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 27) 

🌆 The candidates next appear at Houston Hall in UCity for the Crosstown Coalition's forum focusing on schools, jobs, housing, trash, and management skills. (7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 28)

👗 Make your own screen print and learn about the namesake fashion house at the opening of the monthlong “Radically Marimekko” exhibit at the American Swedish Historical Museum in FDR Park. (5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 29)

🍹 Kensington's Penn's Treaty Coworking hosts a Women's History Month networking afternoon, with breakout groups and an early roofdeck happy hour. (12:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 29)

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