A New Way To Police Philly?
Like cities around the world, Philly’s Police Assisted Diversion pilot has referred thousands of low-level offenders to social services instead of jail. The program is spreading to every district in the city this summer
Guest Commentary: Should PA Criminalize Safe Injection Sites?
Two addiction professionals say state and city legislatures need more information before voting to prohibit — or legalize — safe consumption sites
“Writing to the Dying is Difficult”
A former Philadelphian remembers the lessons learned from his most important friend, a popular Germantown radio personality, a year after his untimely death
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
Kensington’s Trauma Porn Problem
YouTubers roaming Kensington to record human suffering there have built a cottage industry of crass global gawkers. What can Philly do about it?
Generation Change Philly: The Doc Saving Us From Ourselves
Penn physician-scientist Kit Delgado applies what he learns from treating injured patients in the ER to changing the behavior that gets us there in the first place.
Citizen of the Week: Rosalind Pichardo
The founder of Operation Save Our City also works in Temple's ER as a trauma victims' advocate, and has administered Narcan to 900 people in Kensington ...
Guest Commentary: The Last Lifeline of a Hurting Neighborhood
A young Kensington resident implores: It’s time for McPherson Square Library to get more city funding