Crossing the Delaware Memorial Bridge, who helps the gephyrophobes?

Crossing the Delaware Memorial Bridge, who helps the gephyrophobes?

Approaching the towering Delaware Memorial Bridge while on a summer road trip might be frustrating for some because of the toll. For others, it might be traffic.

But for sufferers of gephyrophobia, or the fear of crossing a bridge, that frustration turns to terror.

And while there’s no way out of the $4 fee or snarled gridlock, the Delaware River and Bay Authority police offer a service to help out jelly-legging travelers.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
Philly lawmakers throw support behind Taylor anti-squatting bill

Philly lawmakers throw support behind Taylor anti-squatting bill

A bill with bipartisan support, House Bill 1931 by Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia), aims to crack down on illegal trespassers known as “squatters.” With squatting a growing problem in their city, the bill has many Philadelphia legislators’ support.
Thursday, June 28, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: Philadelphia
Tags: squatting
Philadelphia lawmakers call "preemption" on Stephens workplace violence bill

Philadelphia lawmakers call "preemption" on Stephens workplace violence bill

House Bill 2071, known as the Workplace Violence Prevention Act, aims to allow employers to implement safeguards that they deem necessary in their business by preventing local jurisdictions from enacting measures that would stop them from doing so. Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery), the bill’s prime sponsor, says employers have a right to protect themselves.

However opponents contend the bill is aimed squarely against Philadelphia’s efforts to ban bulletproof barriers in certain businesses – namely “stop-and-gos”.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: Philadelphia
Philly City Council mulls how to slow down city traffic

Philly City Council mulls how to slow down city traffic

Members of Philadelphia City Council discussed traffic calming practices for the second time within a month Tuesday to determine whether or not the city will implement additional policies to decrease traffic deaths. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: Philadelphia
Philly paid sick leave may be next policy preempted

Philly paid sick leave may be next policy preempted

House Bill 861, from Rep. Seth Grove (R-York), would overturn the city’s 2015 vintage paid sick leave policy. 

The House Industry and Labor Committee discussed the potential legislation Wednesday that aims to prevent local municipalities from creating their own labor policies.

Friday, June 15, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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