Jeff Cole, FOX 29

Jeff Cole

FOX 29

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Recent articles by Jeff:

Montgomery County begins administering booster shots

The rollout of boosters in the 800,000 resident county came just days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved booster shots for millions of Americans. → Read More

Philadelphia Department of Public Health to begin administering Pfizer booster shots Saturday

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday endorsed booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans, opening a major new phase in the U.S vaccination drive against COVID-19. → Read More

Weeks after damage from Ida, Montgomery County braces for more flooding, severe weather

Over 200 homes sustained damage in the village of Mont Clare when the Schuylkill River, swollen by Ida’s heavy rain, rose to 18 inches inside some homes. → Read More

Health department urges School District of Philadelphia to ramp up testing

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is urging the School District of Philadelphia to drastically ramp up covid testing of unvaccinated students. → Read More

COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11, Pfizer says

Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon — a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters. → Read More

Dr. Ala Stanford pushes to get School District of Philadelphia workers vaccinated against COVID-19

A high-profile doctor who founded a health group that has vaccinated widely in Philadelphia is working with city schools to ease vaccine hesitancy. → Read More

Philadelphia Streets Department continues to clean up mud, debris left behind from remnants of Ida

The Philadelphia Streets Department is working to rid the city of mud and debris left behind by the remnants of Hurricane Ida over a week after the storm. → Read More

Bucks County requiring all county workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or find new work

Bucks County is requiring all county employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or seek new employment. → Read More

'I needed to get out': Delaware County teacher helps former student and family out of Afghanistan

A Delaware County teacher is being credited with helping a former student and his family out of Afghanistan, using the power of social media. → Read More

Non-profits in Montgomery County combat pandemic hunger

With 830,000 residents and largely seen as prosperous, Montgomery County still has pockets of poverty where hunger is on the march. → Read More

Philadelphia holds day of remembrance 36 years after MOVE bombing

36 years ago on this day, police dropped a bomb on the West Philadelphia house of a Black Liberation group, killing 11 people, including children. → Read More

NJ leaders seek ways to bridge the vaccine disparity gap

Leaders in South Jersey and Governor Phil Murphy seek to close the vaccine disparity gap in the state. → Read More

Opioid deaths on the rise in Montgomery County during the pandemic

ALARMING: Overdose deaths fueled by opioids spiked in 2020. Investigators say hand-to-hand buys still happen in remote corners, but much of the illegal drug trade has gone digital. → Read More

'Unacceptable': Gov. Wolf visits Philadelphia for roundtable discussion addressing rise in gun violence

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and other state and local leaders met in Philadelphia on Friday to discuss the explosion of gun violence that has plagued the city for more than a year. → Read More

Unfilled vaccine appointments appear to be possible sign of vaccine hesitancy

A growing number of unfilled appointments appear to be a possible sign of vaccine hesitancy. → Read More

Program helps with rent and utilities for families struggling during the pandemic

"Your Way Home" is partnered with six area non-profits, the group covers rent and utilities for households hammered by the pandemic. → Read More

NJ expands COVID vaccine eligibility to 16 and older

New Jersey residents 16 and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, though the Pfizer vaccine is the only available to those individuals 16 and 17, but It’s another step forward in getting students back in school and bringing the pandemic to an end. → Read More

Vaccination site in Delaware County reschedules appointments for Pfizer and Moderna during J&J pause

Rain water puddles in deflated tents sprawled in the parking lot of Delaware County Community College. It was to be the county’s drive-thru, one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccination site until the pause. → Read More

Abington Twp. red light cameras not a deterrent to speeding and reckless drivers, police say

Abington Township police say they are seeing more drivers speeding or running red lights during the pandemic, despite the red light cameras installed at dangerous intersections. → Read More

Mass vaccination drive-thru site set to open in Delaware County

A mass vaccination drive-thru site is set to open on Saturday at Delaware County Community College. → Read More