Stories tagged: "Philadelphia City Council"


Members of the Crime Scene Unit walk near the location of a shooting in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Philadelphia Isn’t the Same Anymore, but Candidates Like Josh Shapiro Can Help Us Take Our Neighborhoods Back.

Let’s take back our neighborhoods by electing candidates that will fight, protect, and provide us with the resources we need to live and work with living wages, dignity, and respect.

FILE—In this file photo from Jan. 29, 2021, Andrei Doroshin speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia, Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. City officials in Philadelphia promised Monday to improve the vetting of groups hired to administer COVID-19 vaccinations after it closed a convention center site run by the 22-year-old graduate student. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Philadelphia Investigates Selection of 22-Year-Old to Run Vaccination Site

Philadelphia is investigating how a 22-year-old's group ended up distributing coronavirus vaccines. Philly Fighting Covid distributed nearly 7,000 vaccines this month before the city shut it down.

A scene from a protest held on May 30, 2020, in Philadelphia, after the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis on May 25 2020. (Shantanu Saha via Shutterstock)
Philadelphia Bans Police Chokeholds

City Council also banned officers from kneeling on a suspect's neck and using similar types of restraints.