Philadelphia releases “Roadmap to Safer Communities”

Philadelphia releases “Roadmap to Safer Communities”

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (D) and city officials announced last Thursday a comprehensive plan to reduce gun violence and lower the city's murder rate.

 

The “Roadmap to Safer Communities” comes as a response to Kenney’s request to his Cabinet for such a plan in late September. This is a collaboration of multiple departments and entities, including City Council, police, the school district, and neighborhood organizations.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Philadelphia Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown not running in 2019

Philadelphia Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown not running in 2019

Philadelphia Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown (D-At Large) announced Friday she won’t seek re-election in 2019. She has served five terms in City Council.


Reynolds Brown holds one of five at-large seats designated for the majority party in the 17-person council. Her decision to not run will likely add to an already crowded field of candidates for the May citywide primaries.

Friday, January 18, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Sports betting comes to Turf Club in South Philadelphia

Sports betting comes to Turf Club in South Philadelphia

Fans in South Philadelphia have done many things over the years at games. They’ve witnessed unforgettable moments, watched the Soviet hockey team retreat off the ice mid-period, thrown snowballs at opposing teams, and earned a unique reputation for their passion and commitment. Now, they can legally bet on games.

The Turf Club on Packer Avenue became the newest venue to offer regulated sports betting in Pennsylvania with their grand opening Thursday afternoon. While the fourth in the state and the third in the Philadelphia region, this location is the closest sportsbook to the home of four major league franchises in the United States.

Thursday, January 17, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Public comments on new voting systems in Philadelphia

Public comments on new voting systems in Philadelphia

Philadelphia citizens attended a public comment session Thursday to discuss new voting machines considered by the city for future elections.

While there was no consensus on which method works best, Dennis Lee best summed up the existing frustrations.

“What we pick will be better than what we have,” Lee said.

Monday, January 14, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
State reps discuss environmental issues in Philadelphia

State reps discuss environmental issues in Philadelphia

Three of Philadelphia’s new state representatives met with voters in Olde Kensington on Thursday night to promote their upcoming bills that focus on tackling environmental causes.

Representatives Joe Hohenstein, Mary Isaacson and Malcolm Kenyatta shook hands and took questions from their constituents at Original 13 Ciderworks, a local brewpub in Kenyatta’s 181st district. The evening was hosted by PA Conservation Voters, PennEnvironment and the Sierra Club.

Friday, January 11, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
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