Stories tagged: "Philadelphia City Council"

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner talks about Republican-led efforts to investigate his record addressing crime and gun violence on the front steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg on Friday, Oct. 21. 2022. Krasner said he believes lawmakers could be voting on an impeachment effort in the state House as early as next week. (AP Photo/Mark Scolforo)
Republican Majority Pennsylvania House Votes in Favor of Impeaching Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner

Lawmakers voted 107-85 to impeach District Attorney Larry Krasner, setting the stage for what would be the first Pennsylvania Senate impeachment trial in nearly three decades.

A pedestrian walks past bullet holes in the window of a store front on South Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 5, 2022. (Photo by KRISTON JAE BETHEL/AFP via Getty Images)
Op-Ed: Gun Violence Is Devastating Philadelphia. That’s Why We Need to Vote for Change.

The current plague of gun violence is a result of a lack of good economic opportunity in our communities, a pervasive sense of hopelessness, and - most importantly - a failure of leadership at every level," writes Ryan N. Boyer, the Business Manager for the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council.

Philadelphia city councilmembers Helen Gym (At-Large), Kendra Brooks (At-Large), and Jamie Gauthier (3rd District) at a press conference to announce legislation protecting abortion access in the city, Sept. 14, 2022.
Philadelphia City Council Members Introduce Bills Aimed at Protecting Abortion Access in the City

The measures would protect abortion access within Philadelphia, update the city’s anti-discrimination law to protect reproductive health decisions, and bar city resources from being used to cooperate with out-of-state investigations.

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.