Philadelphia celebrates two years of pre-K

Philadelphia celebrates two years of pre-K

The City of Philadelphia celebrated two years of offering free pre-Kindergarten classes across the city Friday. Mayor Jim Kenney (D) joined city officials and educators in southwest Philadelphia to mark one of his major social policy achievements in his first term in office. 
Friday, January 4, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

The new year started off with the Pennsylvania legislators getting sworn into office and electing new committee chairs. Find out more about swearing in day and the new program that will make navigating the Clean Slate law easier in this week's 3 under 3! 

Friday, January 4, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Tags: 3 under 3
Pittsburgh funds body cameras for entire force, but FOP questions remain

Pittsburgh funds body cameras for entire force, but FOP questions remain

Just over 100 police officers in Pittsburgh currently wear body cameras. But after a unanimous vote Thursday by Pittsburgh City Council, the city will now have $2.3 million to supply the other 800 officers on the force.

According to Councilman Daniel Lavelle (D-District 6), the funding is an extension of an existing contract with AXON Enterprise, Inc. increasing the cost from $1.5 million.

Thursday, January 3, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Philly Dems rally with nurses for “safe staffing”

Philly Dems rally with nurses for “safe staffing”

On Thursday, outside of two major Philadelphia hospitals, nurses protested working conditions and asked for a new contract from their new owners. Local politicians joined the nurses in support. 
Thursday, January 3, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Brown, Kavulich seats to be filled in special elections on March 12

Brown, Kavulich seats to be filled in special elections on March 12

Two special elections will take place in Philadelphia and Lackawanna counties March 12 to fill the House’s two vacant seats.

Since Oct. 16, when former Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich (D-Lackawanna) passed away, and Dec. 11, when Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown (D-Philadelphia) resigned following her bribery conviction, the seats have been empty.
Thursday, January 3, 2019/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
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