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To improve equity on the road, Philly bans police stops for minor traffic infractions
The measure is rooted in recent data that show Philadelphia police pull over a disproportionate number of Black drivers for minor traffic violations.
3 days ago
In service and in crisis: How masjids and funeral homes are navigating Philly’s gun violence emergency
One imam is running out of space to bury Muslims. Others worry about their mental health as funeral directors confront tragically unprecedented demand.
Feds allege Councilmember Bobby Henon punished Verizon to help campaign donor
On the sixth day of the Dougherty-Henon federal corruption trial, testimony centered on allegations that Councilmember Bobby Henon abused his power to help a donor.
4 days ago
These Italian Americans want Philly’s Chris Columbus statues taken down
Italian Americans have a crucial role in speaking out against the myth that we all support Columbus, or that his symbols and monuments honor us.
Philly Historical Commission official resigns, says Kenney meddled in vote over LGBTQ, African American landmark
The former Historical Commission member said the Kenney administration pressured him to vote against the protection of the former 12th Street Gym building on 12th Street.
5 days ago
‘He said he could have me replaced’: City official alleges threat from Johnny Doc
The second week of testimony began Tuesday in the federal corruption trial of Philly union leader John Dougherty and City Councilmember Bobby Henon.
Wissahickon Valley Park is getting more bathrooms
The Friends of the Wissahickon is working with architects on a master plan that aims to bring new bathroom facilities to the sprawling forest park.
7 days ago
‘Do it because it helps me’: FBI drills into alleged Dougherty-Henon corruption
Federal prosecutors and defense attorneys tussled over who was in charge when councilman Henon allegedly took orders from union leader Dougherty.
1 week ago
What streeteries can teach us about reclaiming public space for people
The pandemic forced cities to rewrite the rules of the road and engage residents in the process.
Philly is getting ‘mega’ swings and climbable bird houses overlooking a lagoon at FDR Park
A lush three-acre play space with a waterfront view along with an expansive cafe are coming to South Philadelphia’s Frank Delano Roosevelt Park in 2023.
2 weeks ago
Hours after a cyclist dies, City Hall unveils a safety fix, promises more
North Broad’s new medians aim to slow drivers and increase street safety. They came one day after a driver killed a cyclist on Roosevelt Boulevard.
‘Just John’s little guy’: FBI wiretaps reveal power play between union leader, council member
FBI wiretaps captured conversations between Local 98 union leader Johnny Doc and City Councilmember Bobby Henon about political favors and dirty payback.
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