Special to the Capital-Star

ACT UP Philadelphia calls for revamp of city’s housing services

By: - July 7, 2021

To mark the end of Pride month and the ongoing fight for adequate housing, members of the Philadelphia chapter of the HIV/AIDS activism organization ACT UP held a protest outside of Mayor Jim Kenney’s condo in Old City.

Philadelphia officials demand more action to reduce gun violence

By: - July 7, 2021

Sen. Sharif Street choked up discussing his cousin-in-law’s murder. April, Street’s wife, left the news conference at one point, sat beside a nearby statue, and cried.

Hunger strike ends at Pa. prison; organizers proclaim it a success

By: - July 6, 2021

The hunger strike by more than 20 incarcerated men at State Correctional Institution-Phoenix in Montgomery County over prolonged solitary confinement is now over.

Low-income people of color bear brunt of rising pedestrian deaths | Analysis

By: - July 5, 2021

Nationwide, the number of pedestrians killed by drivers from 2010 to 2019 increased by 45 percent to 6,237 a year, the equivalent of at least 17 people dying per day.

Pgh to get e-scooter pilot program thanks to provision included in the state budget

By: - July 4, 2021

E-scooters are ridden while standing, and typically travel the speed of cyclists. They are different from electric mopeds (like Scoobi) and electric-assist bikes, aka e-bikes.

‘We need more help’: Philly city, state leaders press Biden for further aid to reduce violence

By: - July 3, 2021

While city’s homicide rate is reaching historic highs, a state law prevents Philadelphia from putting its own firearm regulations in place.

Pa. state prison inmates mount hunger strike, calling for end to solitary confinement

By: - July 2, 2021

The hunger strike is in response to what advocates call inhumane torture in solitary confinement

HIV testing at non-health care sites in Philadelphia plummeted in 2020

By: - July 1, 2021

The city logged 439 new HIV diagnoses in 2019, of which 157 were Black men who have sex with men, followed by Hispanic and Latino men who have sex with men (45%), according to the city.

Defeated Dem Pgh mayor hopeful Tony Moreno is now running as a Republican

By: - June 30, 2021

Moreno was registered as a Republican between April 2018 and August 2019.

Philly community orgs facilitate youth study on community policing

By: - June 30, 2021

The need for safe spaces proved to be a recurring theme among the LGBTQ youth who participated in the My Voice Matters study.

In Wisconsin jaunt, Biden pitches bipartisan infrastructure deal

By: - June 29, 2021

Speaking from the municipal transit utility in La Crosse, Biden discussed the ways the infrastructure deal will help Wisconsinites with some of the state’s most pressing problems. 

Black Clergy, Krasner call on Philly’s largest companies, nonprofits to fund violence prevention efforts

By: - June 29, 2021

Days after Philadelphia boosted funding for violence prevention initiatives, the fight for how to spend it and who should pay more has begun.