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.
Employers in Philadelphia cannot ask job applicants for their salary history, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Philadelphia City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson on Friday pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges after he and his wife, Dawn Chavous, who also pleaded not guilty, were indicted on federal corruption charges
Philadelphia City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson has been indicted on corruption charges, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday.
A city council member is pushing for rent control in an attempt to keep low-income families from being priced out.
A local lawmaker is working to combat gun violence in Philadelphia by focusing on stronger gun laws.
On Monday, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced details of the speed camera rollout on Roosevelt Boulevard.
Philadelphia city council passed a bill Thursday that will ban retailers from giving customers single-use plastic bags.