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Philly seeks to curb catalytic converter thefts amid nationwide spike

BY: - December 12, 2022

A bill before Philadelphia City Council would stiffen penalties for catalytic converter thefts. It will get a vote this week.

Clockwise from top left: New Philadelphia City Councilmembers Sharon Vaughn, Jim Harrity, Quetcy Lozada, and Anthony Phillips

New Philly City Council members talk LGBTQ rights, priorities for 2023

BY: - December 12, 2022

'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

BY: - December 10, 2022

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

BY: - December 5, 2022

Research shows they're 'ineffective at reducing crime and victimization.'

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Philly City Council greenlights surplus funds for public safety, cultural venues

BY: - December 3, 2022

Council also approved a citywide curfew for teens.

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Philly Council green lights improvement district for North Broad Street

BY: - November 19, 2022

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: - October 15, 2022

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

BY: - September 14, 2022

'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

BY: - September 13, 2022

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

BY: - September 6, 2022

'Tranq,' or xylazine, is an animal tranquilizer used by veterinarians and is not approved for human use.

Councilmember Cherelle Parker says “I think we, at the local level, can come up with solutions not just for Philadelphia, but also for Pennsylvania, and the nation.”

Philadelphia’s home appraisal bias task force issues its final report

BY: - July 30, 2022

This report is the culmination of more than a year’s work.

COMMENTARY

Council leader must not support illegal stop-and-frisk | Michael Coard

BY: - July 12, 2022

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.