Mayor, legislators deliver united message on gun reform

Mayor, legislators deliver united message on gun reform

Governor Tom Wolf (D) joined Mayor Jim Kenney (D), members of the General Assembly, City Council, and Congress Thursday in applauding the efforts of Philadelphia Police in arresting an alleged drug dealer in North Philadelphia Wednesday night. He also joined them in calling for more legislation to prevent such assaults on police from happening again. 
 
“I will continue to move forward with efforts to reduce gun violence to ensure that we are doing everything we can to prevent a situation like this from occurring again,” he said. “This type of terror should never happen in our commonwealth.”
Thursday, August 15, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
City Council addresses police social media controversy, gun violence

City Council addresses police social media controversy, gun violence

In their last session before summer recess, Philadelphia City Council passed dozens of bills and resolutions Thursday. One called for the body’s Committee of the Whole to address controversial posts made by city police officers on social media.
 
The Plain View Project reported that hundreds of current and former Philadelphia police officers made racist, misogynistic, anti-Muslim, and hateful posts on various social media outlets since 2017. Police Commissioner Richard Ross yesterday announced 72 officers are currently suspended while independent investigations continue, with others also potentially facing discipline. 
Thursday, June 20, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Philadelphia mayoral debate produces positions, attacks

Philadelphia mayoral debate produces positions, attacks

The three candidates competing for the Democratic nomination in Philadelphia’s mayoral race met for their only televised debate Monday night.  

 

Mayor Jim Kenney will face State Senator Anthony Williams and former city controller Alan Butkovitz Tuesday in the primary election. Kenney has led the polls and looks to continue the trend of incumbents winning re-election that’s dominated Philadelphia politics since 1983. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Longtime Philadelphia grocer calls for end to sweetened beverage tax

Longtime Philadelphia grocer calls for end to sweetened beverage tax

Jeff Brown is a name known to veteran policymakers in Harrisburg. He’s been involved with the Fresh Food Financing Initiative and helped launch programs that to prevent “food deserts” across the state. Now, the Philadelphia supermarket owner could use some help in his own backyard. 

Thursday, May 9, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Sen. Williams talks mayoral campaign

Sen. Williams talks mayoral campaign

There’s a primary election for mayor in Philadelphia in a couple weeks. Judging from the ad buys and talk in town, that may not be obvious to outsiders.  

Monday, May 6, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
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