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Philly police soon will no longer pull drivers over for minor infractions

Philadelphia traffic stops

Government

Applications being accepted for Philadelphia's new police oversight commission

Philly police oversight commission

Government

Philly rec centers, playgrounds may get better security cameras in response to gun violence

Philly playgrounds shootings

Government

Philly may make the outdoor dining setups prompted by COVID-19 permanent fixtures

Outdoor Dining Philly Legislation

Government

Philadelphia to consider ranked-choice voting in city elections

City Council Voting

Government

Thousands of Philadelphia airport workers to receive pay bump

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Business

Food delivery fees could be capped at 15% under proposed city council legislation

Food Delivery Fees

Neighborhoods

City Council outlines funding breakdown for $400 million Neighborhood Preservation Initiative

Neighborhood Preservation Initiative

Education

Push for widespread student COVID-19 testing intensifies as Philly public schools mandate vaccines for employees

Philadelphia schools COVID testing

Government

Philadelphia's $155M investment in gun violence prevention mostly funds long-term solutions, report says

Philly anti-violence funding

Government

'Do more:' Philly leaders send Mayor Kenney a plan to address gun violence

Jamie Gauthier gun violence

Government

Kenney's refusal to declare gun violence a public emergency is 'a slap in the face,' activist says

Kenney Gun Violence

Government

Philly hosting gun buyback event amid surge in shootings

Philly Gun buyback

Government

Philly plastic bag ban takes effect July 1: What you need to know

Plastic Bag Ban

Government

City Council bill streamlines youth curfew, removes punitive fines for violations

Philadelphia youth curfew

Government

Bill that would end discriminatory motor vehicle stops reintroduced in City Council

Philly traffic stops bill

Government

Philadelphia joins 15 cities in national anti-violence collaboration

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Government

As Philly police seize more illegal ATVs and dirt bikes, Krasner seeks a 'bigger solution'

Dirt Bikes PPD

Government

Advocate group rallies to increase Free Library of Philadelphia budget beyond pre-pandemic levels

Free Library Funding

Government

City Council introduces bill to increase diversity in city jobs

City Council Diversity

Government

Philly may incentivize COVID-19 vaccines by offering $50 utility credits

Philly Vaccine Incentives

Government

New bill would dramatically reduce Philly's parking tax rate

Parking Taxes Philadlephia

Government

'Help for the Hurdles' launches in Philly, aims to assist homeless shelter residents get jobs

Help with the Hurdles

Government

Outdoor dining in Philadelphia may soon include live entertainment

Outdoor Entertainment Permit

Social Justice

Philly awards $200K in grants, creates network for community organizations fighting for criminal justice reform

Criminal Justice Grants

Opioids

Philly's opioid crisis has been worse than ever amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Opioid deaths 2020

City Council

Philly awards $400K to grassroots programs to reduce gun violence in the city

City grassroots anti-gun violence grants

Investigations

Man fatally shot while filming video on Philly's gun violence problem

Philly Video Shooting

City Council

Philly Council to create anti-violence hotline as homicides continue to surge

Gun Violence Hotline

City Council

City Council may reinstate paid sick leave for Philly workers affected by COVID-19

City Council Paid Leave

Government

Philly City Council considering new grant funding to 'illuminate the arts'

Philly City Hall

Housing

Most renters in Southwest, West Philly cannot meet housing costs, report shows

Philly Housing

Restaurants

City Council passes six-month eviction moratorium on restaurants to keep industry afloat amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Voting

Philly residents vote ‘yes’ on four ballot questions

philly ballot questions

Legislation

City Council passes bill that would ban use of 'less lethal' munitions by cops at Philly protests

tear gas ban Philly

City Hall

City Council bill seeks to end discriminatory motor vehicle stops

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Police

Philly police union sues city over reform bill that requires public hearings on contracts

philly police union lawsuit

Government

FOP's McNesby dismisses City Council's police reform bills as 'meaningless'

philly police reform bills

Housing

Philly City Council approves housing act extending eviction moratorium

emergency housing protection act

Politics

Bernie Sanders campaign uses text messages to circulate Hahnemann Hospital petition nationwide

Sanders Hahnemann Hospital texts

Government

Mummers leadership, Philadelphia City Councilmembers meet over blackface controversy

Indictments

Philly council member Kenyatta Johnson accepted $66,000 in bribes, federal indictment claims

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