Philly seeks to curb catalytic converter thefts amid nationwide spike
A bill before Philadelphia City Council would stiffen penalties for catalytic converter thefts. It will get a vote this week.
New Philly City Council members talk LGBTQ rights, priorities for 2023
'For me, it is important that we keep all of our children safe, and in this particular case, LGBTQ youth,' Councilmember Anthony Phillips said.
Philly City Council backs $100M Neighborhood Preservation Initiative
City officials will hold a news conference on Monday at 30th and Wharton streets to celebrate the groundbreaking on affordable housing.
Philly made its tough youth curfew permanent. Will it actually work? | Monday Morning Coffee
Research shows they're 'ineffective at reducing crime and victimization.'
Philly City Council greenlights surplus funds for public safety, cultural venues
Council also approved a citywide curfew for teens.
Philly Council green lights improvement district for North Broad Street
By Stephen Williams PHILADELPHIA — City Council passed legislation Thursday designed to improve public safety and quality of life in North Central Philadelphia. A new law established a neighborhood business improvement district in an area bounded roughly from Erie Avenue to Spring Garden Street. North Broad Renaissance Inc., a nonprofit group, will administer the district, […]
Philly City Council votes to extend eviction diversion program
By Naiser Warren-Robinson PHILADELPHIA — City Council has passed an order extending parts of Philadelphia’s eviction diversion program that will extend the requirement that landlords participate in it for at least 30 days before deciding to take legal action against renters. This city housing initiative created during the pandemic has garnered national acclaim for its […]
Philly City Council invests $7.6M to clear tangled titles
'We have to educate people,' Register of Wills Tracey L. Gordon said. 'Make it a conversation in your house about how to protect your generational wealth.'
Rocked by resignations, a depleted Philly City Council says it’s staying on task
As the 2023 race for mayor heats up, four councilmembers have departed in less than 30 days.
‘Tranq’ isn’t just a Philly problem. But it will take city officials, healthcare workers to fix it
'Tranq,' or xylazine, is an animal tranquilizer used by veterinarians and is not approved for human use.
Philadelphia’s home appraisal bias task force issues its final report
This report is the culmination of more than a year’s work.
Council leader must not support illegal stop-and-frisk | Michael Coard
During the second half of 2019, about 71 percent of stops in Philadelphia were of Blacks despite the fact that Blacks constitute only 44 percent of the city’s population.