Philadelphia updates citywide response to opioid crisis

Philadelphia updates citywide response to opioid crisis

In a press conference Thursday in Old City, Mayor Jim Kenney (D) and members of the city government laid out their plans to fight the opioid epidemic in Philadelphia.
Thursday, October 18, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Philly reforms bail policies, questions Temple expansion

Philly reforms bail policies, questions Temple expansion

Philadelphia City Council passed eight bills during their public session Thursday. They also withdrew a proposal that drew significant community criticism.

Most of the bills passed affect residential construction or improving properties in certain areas of the city.
Thursday, October 11, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Municipal ID cards pass Philly council

Municipal ID cards pass Philly council

City Council Thursday passed a bill that authorizes Philadelphia to provide municipal IDs for residents.

Philadelphia joins New York and Chicago as major municipalities creating identification cards for their citizens. The bill passed through the Licenses and Inspections Committee last week and earned unanimous approval from the council.

The city is seeking to help undocumented individuals, particularly youth and immigrants, to secure identity with residency and avoid potential confrontation. 

Thursday, September 27, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Activists push higher taxes for education to Philadelphia council

Activists push higher taxes for education to Philadelphia council

Philadelphia education activists demanded to be heard Wednesday about their mounting concerns about the school district’s funding and how it’s being used.

City Council’s Committee of the Whole allowed the public to provide testimony about proposed funding for The School District of Philadelphia.

Thursday, May 17, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: Philadelphia
Philly City Council discusses traffic calming possibilities

Philly City Council discusses traffic calming possibilities

With the city home to one of the highest rates of pedestrian traffic fatalities in America, Philadelphia City Council Monday held a hearing to address keeping kids safe from the dangers of the city’s busy streets.

Monday, May 14, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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