Ideas We Should Steal: Reduce Gun Violence Through Better Policing
While murder and shootings have spiked in Philly and elsewhere, both Camden and Newark have made progress in reducing gun violence by adopting smart policing techniques. Why don’t we do what they’ve done?
Citizen of the Week: Larry Abrams
The South Jersey teacher and founder of BookSmiles has created a magical book bank, where teachers can load up on books to give to their students. The cost? Free.
Ideas We Should Steal: Treat Homelessness as a Health Issue
While the City and advocates continue negotiations over the homeless encampment on the Parkway, Denver and New Jersey demonstrate some much-needed new thinking
Ideas We Should Steal: Voter Turnout Contest
In Cumberland County, NJ, a competition among cities helped to boost 2018 turnout by 13 percent. Could Philly’s competitive spirit be the key to more votes here, too?
Ideas We Should Steal: Tracing Illegal Guns
Thousands of illegal guns from Pennsylvania are used in violent crimes every year. Why don’t we track them like they do in New York?
Behind the Atlantic City Brawl
What can we learn from what’s happened to the former casino boomtown?