Politics: Criminal Justice Reform Committee Focuses On Psychology

Politics: Criminal Justice Reform Committee Focuses On Psychology

The Special Committee on Criminal Justice Reform met last month in the City Council chambers. Co-chairs Curtis Jones Jr. of City Council, retired Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Bethel and the head of the Defender Association of Philadelphia, Kier Bradford-Grey all presided over the hearing that focused on the psychology of criminals and potential criminals, and […]

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Queens Village: Run215 Founder Jon Lyons More Than Just a Runner

Queens Village: Run215 Founder Jon Lyons More Than Just a Runner

Jon Lyons was not always a runner. In fact, after running track in middle school, he hated the sport for much of his life. He invested time in music, even touring with a rock band. Then his life changed. He fathered a child. Things became complicated. He began to abuse substances and he knew he was headed down a […]

 

Amateur Sports: Parks and Recreation Looking to Make the City a Better Place

Amateur Sports: Parks and Recreation Looking to Make the City a Better Place

Located at the intersection of S. 32nd and Dickenson streets in Grays Ferry sits Stinger Park. It has the appearance of many neighborhood parks throughout the city – old and worn from decades of use, with a touch of nostalgia. The park has the look and feel of an area that is in constant use. […]

 

South Philadelphia: CHASE Away Diabetes Foundation is Raising Awareness in The Community

South Philadelphia: CHASE Away Diabetes Foundation is Raising Awareness in The Community

Courtney Young’s life was turned upside-down when her son, Chase, was diagnosed with type one diabetes at the age of three. She and her family started raising money almost two years ago to fight diabetes and eventually formed the CHASE Away Diabetes Foundation. What made you come up with the idea to raise awareness about […]

 By Donald DeCray III and Dana Ritter

Al Dia: Local Forum Seeks Government Funds for Job Creation

Al Dia: Local Forum Seeks Government Funds for Job Creation

“It’s time to go to work.” Eugene Bell’s call to action was heard by more than 240 people attending a  forum this week where local religious groups met with Philadelphia City Council members to discuss plans to obtain jobs and training for impoverished communities in Philadelphia. The forum, organized by Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower […]