London once tried something similar to this – for real. So many pedestrians were bumping into lampposts that the government covered all impediments along one road with white padding.
There’s just a few more weeks before Mayor Nutter’s ban on feeding the homeless outdoors goes into effect. And this is just the latest effort to prove his plan won’t work and will, in turn, negatively affect the homeless community.
The quirky, controversial former Pennsylvania state senator says he can better serve the people at a local level. Plus, as he says, Philadelphia needs a white, Republican mayor. Oh boy, let the discussion begin!
At his March 28 show in Philadelphia, Bruce Springsteen dedicated his song “American Skin (41 Shots)” to Trayvon Martin. Last night, Mayor Michael Nutter, the Philadelphia NAACP and members of the community gathered at LOVE Park to discuss a local action plan.
As part of a crime update issued Thursday, Mayor Michael Nutter said the city will install 50 more surveillance cameras and help buy some for private businesses.
A Florida teen was shot to death by a wary neighbor, under a law that doesn’t work for all cases. Similarly, Philadelphia has to follow state gun laws that don’t always fit.
The Fraternal Order of Transit Police wants a 2 percent increase in their officers’ pensions. SEPTA management says they get a high enough pension already.
Apparently, Democratic state Senator Larry Farnese’s mother didn’t teach him basic lessons. Or, more likely, Farnese didn’t listen. He wants invasive tests for men seeking ED pills, just because Republicans proposed ridiculous tests for women who want an abortion.
Republicans may be headed for a brokered convention. One place that can make that happen is Pennsylvania – and the biggest place that might sway the state is Philadelphia.
In theory, Michael Nutter’s plan to ban feeding the homeless outdoors makes sense. It’s safer to feed the hungry indoors, where other services can be provided. But there are groups that think the plan is misguided, and the story is getting national coverage because of this.