September 22, 2017

Councilman Derek Green proves to be a ‘Made Man’

Philadelphia Councilman-At-Large Derek Green will be honored by The Made Man initiative during this week’s Congressional Black Caucus 47th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington. “I’m looking […]
September 22, 2017

Philly’s ‘Made Man’ serves with fidelity, recognized by national initiative

As the Congressional Black Caucus nears the conclusion of its 47th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington D.C., The Made Man Initiative will honor an impressive group […]
August 29, 2017

EPA cuts could hobble Delaware River’s cleanup, report says

Colonists started polluting the Delaware River as far back as the late 1700s, when they emptied sewers, slaughterhouses, and tanneries into it. By the 1950s, it […]
July 14, 2017

Political Roundup: State Rep. to host criminal record expungement clinic

State Rep. Jason Dawkins (D-179) will hold a clinic on criminal record expungement and sealing on Tuesday, July 25, from 3 until 5 p.m. at St. […]
July 6, 2017

School Reform Commission approves new in-house special education program

The District downscaled the proposal after advocates complained, but concerns linger. The School Reform Commission voted Thursday to establish a new in-house special education program for […]
July 6, 2017

Philly can now temporarily close businesses for violating anti-discrimination laws

The city of Philadelphia now has the authority to shut down a business if it repeatedly violates anti-discrimination laws. Mayor Jim Kenney signed a bill in June that […]
June 28, 2017

City Council Passes Ethnic Intimidation Bill in Response to Cemetery Desecration

  Councilman Kenyatta Johnson’s ethnic intimidation bill, introduced after the vandalism of more than 100 headstones at the Mount Carmel Cemetery in Wissinoming in February, was […]
May 4, 2017

City Council Passes Bill To Fight Discrimination By Local Businesses

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Human Relations Commission would get a powerful new tool, under a bill passed by city council on Thursday. It would be […]
April 17, 2017

Philly councilman wants diversity among licensed pot growers

A Philadelphia councilman is calling on Harrisburg to make sure medical marijuana business opportunities don’t skip over the city.City Councilman Derek Green said he is lobbying […]