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The consensus is in. Mayor Kenney’s $5.1 billion budget proposal hews closely to the old physician mantra: It does no harm. Thanks to the windfall of federal stimulus dollars, Kenney’s blueprint restores the deep cuts brought on by the pandemic. From a budgetary perspective, it’s almost as if 2020 never happened. “Don’t tell me what … Continue reading In Search of the Spirit of Reinvention
It’s the first full weekend of May! Here’s what’s on the radar for things to do in Philly over the next few days and beyond. New things to do in person this weekend include not one but two new Parks On Tap pop-ups along the Schuylkill River; pet-themed movie nights at The Bourse food hall … Continue reading Things to Do in Philadelphia This Weekend
One of the quotes that stayed with us the most while reporting Philly Under Fire came from Melany Nelson of Northwest Victim Services. Nelson spends a lot of time going out to schools and talking to school kids about gun violence. “The disturbing part about it is I’ve spoken to many youth and they said … Continue reading Philly Under Fire Episode 5: “Killadelphia”