Of 18 major strategies under consideration by the mayor’s Task Force to Combat the Opioid Epidemic, the idea of establishing a supervised injection site — or a place where individuals can use illegal drugs in the presence of medical professionals — is by far the most contentious. In a progress report released this month by the task force, officials indicated the recommendation of further exploring “comprehensive user engagement sites" was still in a planning phase. Much of that planning is related to potential legal challenges that could arise if the city established a supervised injection site. The question is: Is the law the biggest barrier? Some experts say it's not.
The Six Million Jewish Martyrs statue has sat at 16th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway since 1964, serving as Philadelphia’s memorial to Holocaust. At the time, it was the first such public monument in the country. But the structure’s getting a massive facelift, and — if all goes smoothly through the construction process — it’ll be transformed into the Philadelphia Holocaust Memorial Plaza by next year. Construction is expected to begin this October or November on the $7 million project. Here's what you can expect in the newest addition to the Parkway.
So Pa. Sen. Daylin Leach, who wrote the state's medical marijuana law, is now working on the side with a law firm that lobbies on behalf of the medical marijuana industry and represents a company that received a growing license. Sounds like an ethical conflict, right? Somehow no. Here's why the Pennsylvania Ethics Commission gave Leach the OK.
Carson Wentz has thrown, run or been sacked 101 times in two games. The Eagles have handed the ball off just 33 times. That's a problem, and it's one Doug Pederson says he's going to address. The running game is not working for the Eagles and while there's much debate about if the players are good enough, it's hard to say that when they barely get a chance to touch the ball. What's more important, though, for the future success of the Eagles is that this pass-happy offense is going to get the quarterback killed. Here's a breakdown of what's been breaking down.
The official Philadelphia Commission for Women has prepared its latest report on the state of women and girls in the city, and will present it to the public at this meeting. Light refreshments will be available, and there is parking on site.
Where: School of the Future at 4021 Parkside Ave. 19104
When: September 20, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free
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Scott Cannariato spent 31 hours in a car with his dog fleeing Hurricane Irma's wrath in Florida. Destination? His aunt's house in DelCo. When he finally made it through traffic, he caught up with friends for some sight-seeing around Philly. And that's when he found himself "so completely at home" at Ray's Happy Birthday Bar. It all started because Cannariato really had to pee. Check out his story.
Anyone who has ever played a sport has imagined this moment. Being the hero. Nailing the last shot over MJ or LeBron. Hauling in a touchdown in the Super Bowl. Hitting a grand slam off the best pitcher in baseball. Aaron Altherr lived that dream last night, hitting a slam off Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw — the first grand slam he's ever given up — to help the Phillies top Chase Utley and the visiting Dodgers. Watch the homer and hear what Altherr had to say about his moment here.