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William Penn Foundation grants to help Philly youth and summer programs reopen

The William Penn Foundation approved more than $2 million worth of new grants to Philadelphia groups, with much of the money focused on helping youth and summer programs reopen safely amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Krasner and Outlaw outline plans to reduce Philly gun violence and solve more homicides

Though Outlaw and Krasner delivered their separate announcements with fanfare, neither offered much in the way of specifics on how their proposals would be funded or work in practice.

Philly protesters honor Black women killed by police; at Clark Park, a community scream for Black transgender victims

”Enough is enough, we are done dying,” organizer Dawn Chavous told the crowd at City Hall. “That could be us. That could be any one of us.”

A surge in explosions at night stirs Mount Airy woman’s bid to bar consumer fireworks in the city

According to Philadelphia police statistics, there have been 947 calls in the city related to fireworks, bombs, or other explosions from May 29 to June 21.

Juneteenth observed in Philly with marches, food, and fashion; police inspector joins demonstrators

Because of the designation of Juneteenth as an official city holiday, all Philadelphia city offices and facilities are closed to the public today.

Eastern State Penitentiary lays off staff, cancels Terror Behind the Walls for 2020

President and CEO Sally Elk said in a release the decision was “the absolute last resort,” citing months of financial losses and future uncertainty.

Mayor Kenney declares Juneteenth a city holiday; supporters rally for transferred South Philly police captain

The city is placing a “boxing apparatus” around the Christopher Columbus statue in order to protect it during the “public process” to determine its fate.

Philly protests call for defunding police in favor of arts and affordable housing

With a towering unicorn puppet, body bags, and chants, Philadelphians took to the streets Tuesday for the 18th-straight day of protests.