Gov. Wolf, Sec. Levine speak on progress against opioids

Gov. Wolf, Sec. Levine speak on progress against opioids

Governor Tom Wolf (D) told the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society Friday that the state has seen some positive results in the battle to reverse the opioid epidemic.
 
In January 2018, Wolf signed an emergency declaration to help combat the opioid and heroin disaster. Since then, state agencies have collaborated through the Opioid Command Center, and have been assisted by outside stakeholders.
Friday, November 8, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Key races, new machines highlight Election Day in SEPA

Key races, new machines highlight Election Day in SEPA

Odd number years in Pennsylvania often mean lower turnouts for local races. However, there’s still a lot for citizens to consider when heading to the polls Tuesday in the southeastern portion of the commonwealth.
 
County races and judicial seats are up for grabs on Election Day, including the mayor’s office and all 17 position in Philadelphia City Council. 
Monday, November 4, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: News and Views
Philadelphia City Council committee forwards four public safety bills

Philadelphia City Council committee forwards four public safety bills

Philadelphia City Council’s Committee on Public Safety offered favorable recommendations Wednesday for three ordinances and a resolution to matters under consideration or recently passed by Harrisburg. 
 
Philadelphia has long sought to expand gun safety regulations in the city, only to see previous measures pre-empted by the General Assembly. Some of the bills that earned recommendation in the hearing have been proposed in previous sessions.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Philadelphia Port opens new auto processing center

Philadelphia Port opens new auto processing center

Governor Tom Wolf (D) joined officials and business leader to cut the ribbon Tuesday on the Southport Auto Terminal and Vehicle Processing Center at the Philadelphia Port. It is the first new terminal in South Philadelphia in 45 years.
 
The 156-acre location operated by Glovis America is a product of the governor’s Port Development Plan. Pennsylvania has invested $300 million in deepening the channel along the Delaware River.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Special committee discusses incarcerated women

Special committee discusses incarcerated women

Activists, experts, and returning citizens joined the Philadelphia City Council’s Special Committee on Criminal Justice Reform Friday to promote better and more ethical practices for incarcerated women. 

The committee met following a resolution from council adopted in February to examine the conditions of women in prisons. The 2018 Annual Report from the Philadelphia Commission on Women noted the number of incarcerated women rose over 700 percent between 1980 and 2014. Statewide, the rate of women in prisons is growing drastically.
Monday, October 28, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
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