Here’s a look at what you might have missed:
Last week, officials with the Philadelphia Parking Authority shut down the cab company after they found out it failed to submit proper documentation and background checks for its drivers. On Thursday, the two sides headed to Commonwealth Court in an effort to settle the matter and get the company’s cars back on the road. Check out Brian Hickey’s story for more details.
Sometime between closing last Saturday and the next morning, Kendrick Recreation Center was ransacked. Nothing was stolen, but windows were broken and a pair of offices was trashed, among other things. Check out Neema Roshania’s story for more details.
City Councilman James Kenney wants Philadelphia to stop arresting people caught with small amounts of marijuana. He argues that a lot of police officers and a lot of money could be saved if, in certain circumstances, cops were able to hand out a summons for already established diversion program instead. We checked in with Northwest Philadelphia Councilmembers to get their thoughts on Kenney’s bill. Check out Brian Hickey’s story to learn more.
The Manayunk Development Corporation is looking promote a little positivity in the neighborhood through a new campaign they’re calling the MNYKINDNESS Project. The goal? To have residents create a chain of selfless acts that weaves through the neighborhood and beyond. Check out Emily Brooks’ story to learn more.
Over the summer, officials with the for-profit education company worked to move three of its programs to GHS. As the school year approached, officials with the School District of Philadelphia told Camelot the building needed to be inspected before students could move in. With summer in sight, and no inspection on the horizon, the company has decided to continue teaching its students at other properties. Check out Aaron Moselle’s story to learn more.