City Council addresses police social media controversy, gun violence

City Council addresses police social media controversy, gun violence

In their last session before summer recess, Philadelphia City Council passed dozens of bills and resolutions Thursday. One called for the body’s Committee of the Whole to address controversial posts made by city police officers on social media.
 
The Plain View Project reported that hundreds of current and former Philadelphia police officers made racist, misogynistic, anti-Muslim, and hateful posts on various social media outlets since 2017. Police Commissioner Richard Ross yesterday announced 72 officers are currently suspended while independent investigations continue, with others also potentially facing discipline. 
Thursday, June 20, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Election Day Results: Live updates on special elections and city primaries in Pennsylvania

Election Day Results: Live updates on special elections and city primaries in Pennsylvania

Today voters are heading to the polls for the May primary election, an election that will also determine three new lawmakers in the Pennsylvania House and Senate. The PLS Reporter will continually update this live blog with new information on the major state and municipal races of the day. 
Tuesday, May 21, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Fetterman’s listening tour to wrap up in Philadelphia

Fetterman’s listening tour to wrap up in Philadelphia

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) will wrap up his statewide listening tour this weekend in Philadelphia. He’ll stop at four locations across the city to hear citizens’ input about legalizing recreational marijuana. 

 

In his first year in office, Fetterman has visited every county in Pennsylvania to hear from citizens about legalizing marijuana. The four stops and two days in Philadelphia are the highest on the tour.  

Thursday, May 16, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Angry citizens clash with Philadelphia City Commissioners at meeting

Angry citizens clash with Philadelphia City Commissioners at meeting

The last public meeting of the Philadelphia City Commissioners before the primary elections saw lots of frustrated public commenters and no updates on the controversial voting machines.

New machines were selected in February to take over next year for elections, despite controversy over the procurement process. The two city commissioners who voted for the machines are running for re-election this year and have since recused themselves.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Philadelphia mayoral debate produces positions, attacks

Philadelphia mayoral debate produces positions, attacks

The three candidates competing for the Democratic nomination in Philadelphia’s mayoral race met for their only televised debate Monday night.  

 

Mayor Jim Kenney will face State Senator Anthony Williams and former city controller Alan Butkovitz Tuesday in the primary election. Kenney has led the polls and looks to continue the trend of incumbents winning re-election that’s dominated Philadelphia politics since 1983. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
RSS
12345678910Last