EMS workers, probation officers, after school program managers and other first responders across Pennsylvania will be given naloxone as part of a statewide effort to make the opioid overdose antidote more accessible. Nearly 14,000 kits will be distributed across 59 counties thanks to a $5 million appropriation in the 2017-18 budget. Check out the list of all the eligible first responders, and the map of participating counties.
The City Council Rules Committee voted yesterday to advance a bill that would require development projects that include 10 or more units in Center City and University City to set aside 10 percent of the units for affordable housing. The next step is a review by Council, but that won't happen until 2018. Get details here on what the bill is meant to accomplish, who supports it and what detractors have to say.
Sunday Suppers isn't like most other nonprofits looking to address hunger. It's not a food pantry, or a soup kitchen. Instead, it follows the "teach a man to fish" mantra, offering families the chance to learn how to cook meals that are not only cost-effective but also healthy and delicious. The program has been so successful that it's now expanding to a second site, with additional locations planned for the near future.
Temple football is going bowling this season, even at 6-6. The reward for a wholly mediocre debut season for head coach Geoff Collins? A trip to the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl. Yes, that's the real name of a real game that Temple is playing. And it's in Florida. Here's everything you need to know about a game you just learned exists, which includes badass lawn mowers and a game named after a pirate that once tried to steal a Navy warship.
For the Art Museum area favorite's Christmas party this year, owner Jim Kirk is hosting a donation drive for Cradles to Crayons, a nonprofit that helps the more than 300,000 Philadelphia children living below the poverty line. Bring a piece of clothing, socks, diapers, bibs, toys or school supplies and you'll get $1 off all 16 holiday beers on tap. Santa will be in attendance for all those elf pics you don't want to snap when the kids are around.
Where: Kite & Key at 1836 Callowhill St. 19130
When: December 7, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
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Work once meant dealing drugs and stealing cars for Shawn Lawler. These days it means recovery and evangelization as Lawler, 48, has become the guy people call when friends and family are in trouble. Nearly 10 years into his recovery, Lawler hosts “Jesus Christ Block Parties” every summer, combining messages of faith and attempts to get others into treatment. This is his story.
From research that began at Penn, Lia Diagnostics is launching the first-ever flushable pregnancy test
The first-ever flushable pregnancy test is about to hit the market, and a Philly company is behind it. Lia Diagnostics was founded in 2015 as part of a University of Pennsylvania student's Master's project, and the test is a win for women and the environment. Because the test is flushable, women won't have to use it in secret or find ways to hide it. And the biodegradable materials mean the test won't end up in a landfill. Here's when you can expect to buy one and what it'll cost.