Right 2 Know Episode 17: Sit down with Marco Cerino

Right 2 Know Episode 17: Sit down with Marco Cerino

Justin and Andrew are joined in the flesh by our Philadelphia correspondent Marco Cerino, who is ready and willing to talk about the political lay of the land in Philly and his reporting on gun violence in the city. Cheesesteaks, the Eagles and Jersey Shore may also have been discussed. Like what you hear? Be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Google Play and Spotify.
Friday, August 2, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Citizens join legislators for medical marijuana open house

Citizens join legislators for medical marijuana open house

Philadelphians joined Sen. Christine Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia) and Rep. Angel Cruz (D-Philadelphia) Tuesday to learn more about medical marijuana and how to register for a usage card. 
 
Earlier this month, the state expanded conditions treatable by medical marijuana to include anxiety and other ailments. Philadelphia has seen multiple dispensaries open recently, although most are in Center City and along City Avenue. 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Gun violence prevention hearing produces emotional testimony, bipartisan roadmap

Gun violence prevention hearing produces emotional testimony, bipartisan roadmap

Rep. Mike Jones (R-York) attended the hearing to learn more about the statewide gun violence problem and the strategy behind treating it as a public health crisis. The meeting was held in the Philadelphia district of Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell (D-Philadelphia) and focused on homicides in urban areas.
 
Jones remained quiet through most of the three-plus hours that saw testimony from law enforcement officials, subject experts, community activists, and those who have lost loved ones to gun violence. As the afternoon session drew near an end, he spoke at length about how Democrats could engage Republicans to bring necessary solutions.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
House Democratic Policy Committee seeks answers in growing hospital crisis

House Democratic Policy Committee seeks answers in growing hospital crisis

With two major Philadelphia hospitals facing uncertain futures, the House Democratic Policy Committee met to discuss how to counter the loss of health care facilities to lower-income Pennsylvanians.
 
Hahnemann Hospital is in bankruptcy court over the nine-figure losses the owner has sustained since buying it in 2017, and it is slated to close before summer ends. Its sister property, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, has been solicited for purchase by a consortium of four local health care brands.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Kenney, Wolf offer funds to help keep hospitals open

Kenney, Wolf offer funds to help keep hospitals open

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf (D) and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (D) offered to cover $15 million of the debt accrued by Hahnemann hospital, according to a joint statement released Monday. They’re looking for matching funds from the federal government.
 
The Center City hospital is slated to close later this year, with owners claiming $300 million in debt, including $40 million to the city and state combined. The closure would cost over 2,500 jobs and create a major loss of coverage just north of City Hall.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
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