Voice: Josh Kruger
Philadelphia’s Opioid Addiction Failure
A New York Times article about a crippling new drug has drawn national attention (once again) to Kensington. A former city official who worked on the crisis under Jim Kenney takes the Mayor to task for his failure to solve the problem
Enough of the Monkeypox B.S.
No, the virus doesn’t affect everyone equally. This platitude is outdated and hurts public health efforts
How Reliable are the City’s Vaccine Statistics?
The Health Department is claiming an adult vax rate of “greater than 95 percent.” The verifiable figure? Not quite so high.
Is It Time For a Citywide Vaccine Mandate?
Boston and New York City both instituted more sweeping vaccine mandates to keep their residents healthy. In Philly, we let Mummers strut. What more could Mayor Kenney do to ensure everyone gets their shots?
Guest Commentary: Tiny Houses Have a Big Problem
The favorite bourgeois solution to homelessness won’t solve the problem and reveals sneering class bias, a formerly homeless Philadelphian and City staffer says. Why aren’t we doing what actually works?
Tired of the vacant lot at 6th and Christian?
Do something about it tonight!
No Zip Code Should Matter
A new report shows the challenge behind Jim Kenney's goal to make sure all Philadelphians have a shot—regardless of neighborhood
To Give or Not To Give?
Our formerly homeless writer says to leave the moralizing behind