Committee of 70 has oversight plan for Philadelphia’s redistricting efforts
The proposal was submitted to City Council members Monday. More than 80 grassroots organizations in Philadelphia support the redistricting oversight proposal.
Philly controller says executive-level city employees lack diversity
'After three years of reviewing exempt employee diversity data, my office has found only a slight improvement for departments under the mayor’s control,' City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart said.
‘We want to get answers’: SW Philly residents discuss violence near local ‘Stop and Go’
“I believe alcohol brings violence,” one resident said during the sometimes emotional meeting.
Philly officials look for marginal wins as homicide rate continues to rise
'The overall reductions in violent crime specifically within our pinpoint grades are continuing to decrease in a strong and steady way,' Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said.
Philly Councilmember David Oh fishing for support on minimum force bill
“What we hope to do is to get a calm reaction out of police officers not to overreact,” Oh said.
National union removes leadership of local District 1199C from office
On Thursday, a trustee and a deputy trustee were appointed to lead the local union, which represents thousands of Philadelphia’s health care workers.
Philly clergy, residents complain about run-down rec centers
'Our children deserve better,' said Rev. Jeanette Davis of D.I.V.A.S. Ministry and a member of the Black Clergy.
Philly Summit addresses link between gun violence and environment
The summit comes as research shows how major improvements in community habitat, living conditions and natural environment reduces violence substantially.
With deadline looming, Philly pols urge city residents to register to vote in Nov. 2 election
The deadline is Oct. 18. And 'there is no such thing as the off-year' officials said during an event at Philadelphia City Hall.
Philly Councilmember Curtis Jones urges citizens to call out ‘red flag’ behavior
By Brian Saunders PHILADELPHIA — City Councilmember Curtis Jones Jr. took the floor during this week’s virtual City Council meeting to urge people to speak up if someone they know is going through a mental health crisis. Jones’ remarks come in the aftermath of Monday’s Thomas Jefferson University Hospital shooting, which left one man dead […]
Philly School District makes changes to 2022-2023 school selection process
'School selection is an important opportunity for students throughout Philadelphia and adding an equity lens to this process is critical,' school district superintendent William Hite said
It’s time to stop asking, and time to start suing, for reparations | Michael Coard
We do whatever needs to be done to attain justice and we do it by any means necessary. And one of those means is litigation.