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Officials develop response to post-election “collective unrest”

Officials develop response to post-election “collective unrest”

Following what was called “collective unrest” Monday stemming from the November 8 General Election results, state and local official in Pennsylvania have started releasing plans to deal with alleged hate crimes.

Monday, November 21, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Philadelphia City Council President calls for tougher diversity standards for city contractors

Philadelphia City Council President calls for tougher diversity standards for city contractors

Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke (District 5) introduced an ordinance Thursday that would alter Chapter 17-1600 of the Philadelphia City Code to place requirements on when exemptions to Economic Opportunity Plans (EOPs) are sought in transactions with the city.

 

The move is intended to make it tougher for city contractors to evade city-required equal opportunity standards.

Thursday, November 17, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Philadelphia

Medical cannabis growers and processors look to open business in Pennsylvania

With the Department of Health’s announcement of the publication of temporary regulations concerning growers and processor of medical cannabis at the end of October, the regulatory landscape is now in place for these entities, largely from established operations in other states, to begin to set up shop in Pennsylvania.

 

According to the department, the grower and processor temporary regulations outline the financial, legal and operational requirements needed by an individual to be considered for a grower/processor permit, as well as where the facilities can be located.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
TWU strikes, shutting down large portions of Philly’s SEPTA system

TWU strikes, shutting down large portions of Philly’s SEPTA system

The 4,700 members of Transport Workers Union Local 234 in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation’s (SEPTA) City Transit Division went on strike on November 1, 2016, after once-promising talks for a new contract stalled over pension benefit changes.

 

With both Broad Street and Market-Frankford Lines affected along with SEPTA buses and trolley services throughout Philadelphia, estimates put the impact at reaching nearly 400,000 riders that use the SEPTA services throughout southeastern Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Philadelphia
Calls to avoid SEPTA shutdown due to TWA strike increase

Calls to avoid SEPTA shutdown due to TWA strike increase

Calls mounted Monday for parties at the negotiating table to work toward avoiding strike that could shut down portions of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority as soon as November 1.

 

Estimates have the projected impact reaching 400,000 riders that use SEPTA services throughout the southeastern part of the Commonwealth.

Monday, October 31, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Philadelphia
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