Philadelphia releases “Roadmap to Safer Communities”

Philadelphia releases “Roadmap to Safer Communities”

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (D) and city officials announced last Thursday a comprehensive plan to reduce gun violence and lower the city's murder rate.

 

The “Roadmap to Safer Communities” comes as a response to Kenney’s request to his Cabinet for such a plan in late September. This is a collaboration of multiple departments and entities, including City Council, police, the school district, and neighborhood organizations.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Philadelphia celebrates two years of pre-K

Philadelphia celebrates two years of pre-K

The City of Philadelphia celebrated two years of offering free pre-Kindergarten classes across the city Friday. Mayor Jim Kenney (D) joined city officials and educators in southwest Philadelphia to mark one of his major social policy achievements in his first term in office. 
Friday, January 4, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
PA Supreme Court to take up appeal in Philadelphia Soda Tax case

PA Supreme Court to take up appeal in Philadelphia Soda Tax case

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday granted the appeal in Williams v. City of Philadelphia, the case working its way through the state courts challenging the legality of the beverage tax levied by the City of Philadelphia.

 

The court, in granting the appeal, limited review of the issue to the following question: “Does the City's Tax violate the Sterling Act, 53 P.S. § 15971, which prohibits Philadelphia from imposing a tax on a transaction or subject that the Commonwealth already taxes?”

Tuesday, January 30, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Pennsylvania continues fight against opioid epidemic

Pennsylvania continues fight against opioid epidemic

On January 10, 2018, Gov. Tom Wolf took what many saw as the dramatic step of issuing a statewide disaster declaration over the opioid epidemic currently gripping the commonwealth.

 

Since that time, Pennsylvania’s governmental entities—from the executive and legislative branches, all the way to local governments—are continuing to step up the fight against opioid abuse and overdose deaths.

Monday, January 29, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Pittsburgh, Philly submit their proposals for Amazon HQ2

Pittsburgh, Philly submit their proposals for Amazon HQ2

Both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia have submitted their proposals for consideration for their chance to land the highly sought after second headquarters of Amazon after they announced last month that they were looking to build a second headquarters, touting 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in investment for the lucky winner.

The cities met the October 19 deadline for application submittal.
Thursday, October 19, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
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