SEPTA safety took center stage at Tuesday's budget meeting with Philadelphia City Council, as officials try to rebuild the public's confidence in the sixth-largest transit system in the country.
The trial for Philadelphia councilman Kenyatta Johnson and his wife has ended in a mistrial after days of jury deliberations.
The federal government opened its bribery trial against Philadelphia City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and his wife Dawn Chavous by accusing the pair of selling Johnson’s office for personal gain.
Bobby Henon has resigned from Philadelphia City Council following his conviction in a weeks-long corruption trial last year.
Philadelphia's eviction diversion program that gained national attention during the pandemic is set to continue through 2022.
Philadelphia City Council is set to hold public hearings on SEPTA safety Monday, in the wake of numerous violent incidents involving riders, as well as contracted security guards.
A member of Philadelphia City Council has introduced a resolution calling for hearings to address the ongoing safety concerns at SEPTA stations and on SEPTA vehicles.
Groups who work directly with those impacted by Philadelphia gun violence say more funding in the city budget for programs will help stem the tide of the surge of violence.
A gun buyback event Saturday in Philadelphia collected more than 150 firearms in exchange for grocery store gift cards, according to city officials.
In a release, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #5 President John McNesby called the city's ordinance "invalid" and claimed it “adversely affects [the union's] collective bargaining rights.”
Mayor Kenney is weighing city council resolution to declare gun violence a citywide emergency. Philadelphia ranks second in the nation in homicides in 2020.
Philadelphia City Council members hosted public hearings on gun violence that has plagued the city in recent weeks.
Philadelphia City Council vote on a resolution Thursday to review law enforcement's response to citywide protests against racism and police brutality following instances of perceived excessive force from officers.
Philadelphia City Council on Thursday gave its preliminary approval of the 2021 budget that slashes police funding by more than $33 million and pours resources into efforts to reduce poverty and back arts and culture programs.
In a statement, council members said that tear gas and rubber bullets endanger the public at large.
Philadelphia's Wawa Welcome America Festival will be held June 28th through July 4th and will be entirely virtual, according to officials.
Former mayor W. Wilson Goode Sr. said in an op-ed Sunday in the British newspaper the Guardian that “after 35 years it would be helpful for the healing of all involved, especially the victims of this terrible event.”
A special committee released its poverty action plan with recommendations to address several areas including housing, education and guaranteed income.
Councilman Oh’s resolution condemns what he calls a “lack of transparency and community participation in the rollout of a proposed injection site in South Philadelphia.”
One Fishtown resident spray painted the city council president's name on the street in hopes of getting potholes fixed.