Fishtown: ‘Men Can’ Campaign Issues Invitation to Join Effort to End Domestic Violence

Fishtown: ‘Men Can’ Campaign Issues Invitation to Join Effort to End Domestic Violence

Based in Fishtown’s non-profit organization Lutheran Settlement House, the Men Can (Prevent Family Violence) Campaign is an initiative to address domestic violence throughout Philadelphia. By providing education, garnering attention and taking new approaches, Men Can is trying to change culture by getting to the roots and core of the abuse. Traditionally, domestic violence prevention has been a […]

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LGBTQ: Serving the LGBT Community as a Unified City

LGBTQ: Serving the LGBT Community as a Unified City

An anonymous letter landed on the Philadelphia District Attorney’s desk in 2012. It described an experience from a member of the Philadelphia Police Department. Two police officers on the job, away from three individuals — a male defendant, a trans woman and another male complainant — making misgendered statements and slurs. “They [the trans woman] […]

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LGBTQ: Shedding Light on City, State Hate Crime Laws

LGBTQ: Shedding Light on City, State Hate Crime Laws

The brutal 1998 murder of University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard put LGBT issues in the national spotlight. Here in Philadelphia, the 2014 beating of a gay couple brought the issues closer to home — and served as a wake-up call to many city residents. “I had one student attacked while having a homophobic slur carved into his […]

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South Philadelphia: Commanding Officer Praises Sense of Community in the 3rd District

South Philadelphia: Commanding Officer Praises Sense of Community in the 3rd District

Frank Milillo grew up playing on the streets of South Philadelphia. Now, as the commanding officer of the 3rd Police District, he watches over them. Milillo’s district stretches south of Lombard Street and east of Broad Street. As the grandson of Italian immigrants and a lifelong resident, he’s well-acquainted with the area. He’s been in the […]

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Strawberry Mansion: Recreation Center Helps Children Learn and Grow

Strawberry Mansion: Recreation Center Helps Children Learn and Grow

Children gathered their backpacks and lunches as they got ready to leave the Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center. The recreation center, located near the corner of 22nd Street and Sedgley Avenue, provides children with a safe learning environment where they can take part in various activities. C.B. Moore, a three-floor facility, sits on 6.2 acres […]

 

Mayfair: Fallen Heroes Run Honors a Hero for the Seventh Year

Mayfair: Fallen Heroes Run Honors a Hero for the Seventh Year

With more than 6,600 sworn officers and 800 civilian personnel, the Philadelphia Police Department is the nation’s fourth largest police department. Thousands of men and women are putting their lives out on the line every day to protect the city. Similarly, the Philadelphia Fire Department is the fifth largest fire and emergency services department in […]

 

Mayfair: Fallen Heroes Run Gives a Deeper Look at the Lives of Police and Firefighters

Mayfair: Fallen Heroes Run Gives a Deeper Look at the Lives of Police and Firefighters

It becomes all too easy to see a police officer or a firefighter and only associate them with their job but in reality, they are much more than that. They have family members and loved ones and hobbies that they enjoy. For some, their jobs are costing them their lives because they have a passion to […]

 By Lindsay Wessell

Northern Liberties: Social Media Anti-crime Weapon for Police and Townwatch

Northern Liberties: Social Media Anti-crime Weapon for Police and Townwatch

[vimeo 67768723] Crime in Northern Liberties has been on the decline in recent years. To keep crime trending downward, residents and police alike have taken to a variety of social media outlets. The Northern Liberties Townwatch is a group that works to foster a strong connection between residents and law enforcement to inform the public about […]

 By Liam McKenna and Kenny Thapoung

Hunting Park: Police Officer Creates Organization to Solve Community Issues

Hunting Park: Police Officer Creates Organization to Solve Community Issues

At one time not too long ago the 87-acre plot of land known as Hunting Park was plagued by drug dealing and prostitution. But area residents have organized to remove these problems. Today, the park has become more family-friendly. To quantify this growth, Fairmount Park Conservancy Director of Development Meg Holscher stated since the creation […]

 By Coeli Danella and Gillian Francella

Overbrook: Police Step Up Programs to Limit Community Crime

Overbrook: Police Step Up Programs to Limit Community Crime

The 19th Police District in Overbrook is using new platforms to monitor crime throughout the neighborhood. “The captain [Joseph Bologna] is a pit bull,” Jim Connell, lieutenant for Police Service Area 1, said. “He’s always looking for new ways to prevent crime.” Operation SafeCam is crime prevention and investigation tool police are using to identify […]