Philly Mayor Kenney won’t mandate COVID vaccine for city workers – but won’t rule it out
“We will continue to assess the need to implement a vaccination mandate for our city workers and may make this a requirement at a future date," a spokesperson said
Philly police retirements tick up in 2020 amid pandemic and protests
Police retirements were up 25 percent last year compared to 2019.
Kenney doubles down, refuses to declare state of emergency over gun violence
There have been 1,263 shooting victims as of Sunday, up 26 percent compared to the same time last year, while shooting victims were down 10 percent in the police department’s Pinpoint areas, according to police.
Philly sees ‘small but real increase’ in COVID-19 cases, city’s top doc says
Philadelphia is averaging 56 new cases of COVID-19 per day over the last two weeks, according to city health officials.
In Philly, questions over whether Biden is doing enough to pass federal voting rights standards
U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans, D-3rd District, said voters in Philadelphia, especially voters of color, “can’t take anything for granted.”
Philly Navy Yard redevelopment: Black-owned firm, partner pledge $1B toward diversity, equity, inclusion
The developers expect to break ground on the project’s first building in the fourth quarter of this year. Mayor Jim Kenney said the project will help spur equitable growth in the city.
‘We have two options: Do something or do nothing’: New app connects conflict resolution volunteers to those in need
Philadelphia Interfaith Coalition has partnered with Philly Truce volunteers to offer its members’ houses of worship as safe spaces to conduct mediations.
Chronic unemployment linked to higher risk of early death, Philadelphia report finds
Unemployment spiked during the coronavirus pandemic, particularly for Black, Hispanic and Latinx workers in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia officials demand more action to reduce gun violence
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.
‘We need more help’: Philly city, state leaders press Biden for further aid to reduce violence
While city’s homicide rate is reaching historic highs, a state law prevents Philadelphia from putting its own firearm regulations in place.
HIV testing at non-health care sites in Philadelphia plummeted in 2020
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.
Black Clergy, Krasner call on Philly’s largest companies, nonprofits to fund violence prevention efforts
Days after Philadelphia boosted funding for violence prevention initiatives, the fight for how to spend it and who should pay more has begun.