Philadelphia, PA - The City of Philadelphia announced the completion of a pilot encampment action plan for the Kensington area as part of the City’s latest efforts in combating the opioid crisis in Philadelphia. The 30-day pilot targeted Tulip Street and Kensington Avenue encampments that were adjacent to residential neighborhoods and posed a health and safety threat to those who stay there as well as to the neighbors.
Philadelphia, PA - Sharonell Fulton and other foster parents asked a Philadelphia court late yesterday to end a new City policy that is leaving foster homes sitting empty while the City is in a foster care crisis. In Sharonell Fulton, et al. v. City of Philadelphia, the City must answer for its decision to stop allowing Catholic Social Services to place children in foster homes, solely because the City disagrees with the agency’s religious beliefs – a decision the City is threatening to make permanent on June 30.
Philadelphia, PA - The Malcom Jenkins Foundation and PepsiCo have partnered with Feed the Children to kick off "Get Ready Fest™: Helping Feed Philadelphia" – a signature event of The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, providing 800 Philadelphia-area families with wellness resources, food and essentials. The event kicks off at 12:00pm at Xfinity Live! 110 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA.
Philadelphia, PA - The City of Philadelphia and the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 22 today received from a panel of arbitrators an award for a new three-year contract. The award is retroactive to July 1, 2017 and continues through June 30, 2020. The panel of arbitrators awarded Local 22 wage increases of 3.25%, 3.5% and 3.75% in each year of the contract respectively.
Philadelphia, PA - The City of Brotherly Love is the No. 8 U.S. Destination City according to the latest U-Haul migration trends report, holding steady from its previous ranking. Philadelphia saw a 5 percent year-over-year increase in one-way U-Haul truck arrivals in 2017 to remain one of the top 10 busiest cities for incoming traffic among do-it-yourself movers.
Philadelphia, PA - The Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (oTIS) announced today that restriping and safety improvements are scheduled to begin on Monday, May 21 for the Market JFK Vision Zero Pilot Project. Restriping and installation of flexible delineator posts and signage are expected to be completed within two weeks, weather permitting. Work will include temporary, short term lane closures and parking restrictions for pavement striping, installation of flexible delineator posts, and signage.
Philadelphia, PA - Mayor Jim Kenney today helped launch a new meal service program at the Hub of Hope, a service center for Philadelphia’s homeless population in Center City. The center, a joint initiative by the City of Philadelphia, Project HOME and SEPTA opened in January in Suburban Station. The meal service is being offered through a partnership with Broad Street Ministry and Philabundance.