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Some neighborhoods are becoming a disgrace
| July 22, 2015 |
Possession of a little bit of marijuana will remain illegal in Philadelphia under an ordinance City Council is considering, but it will be decriminalized.
Northeast Times Staff
| September 17, 2014 |
Dope was the topic at the Aug. 28 meeting of the Northeast EPIC Stakeholders in the Second Baptist Church of Frankford.
| September 3, 2014 |
City Council members last week eased enforcement of marijuana laws in Philadelphia by voting to reduce the penalty for possessing small amounts of weed from arrest to a $25 citation.
| June 25, 2014 |
Before joining the Philadelphia Fire Department, Joseph Pospiech served in combat with the U.S. military during the Vietnam War.
| November 6, 2013 |
City Councilman James Kenney introduced legislation on Thursday to void the mayor’s unilateral powers to appeal contract arbitration outcomes involving the city’s firefighters, paramedics and police.
| September 25, 2013 |
Sandra Stewart, the Republican candidate in the 6th Councilmanic District, is a neighborhood volunteer from Tacony who describes herself as an “independent community-based leader.”
| October 26, 2011 |
Phillies strike out on playoffs for all to see
| October 5, 2011 |
Whether a rift existed in City Council before the passage of new district boundaries last week is a matter of contention. But now that the vote is done, the verbal and political sparring may just be starting.
| September 28, 2011 |
Two plans to address population change in City Council districts leave the river wards pretty much untouched.
| September 22, 2011 |
All indications are that City Councilman Brian O’Neill will be getting the short end of the stick in Council’s increasingly controversial redistricting process.
| September 14, 2011 |
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About 80 percent of those arrested are black, he said in June.
New agreement decriminalizes marijuana →
Other than giving people criminal records for small amounts of pot, Kenney said the vast majority of arrests for a little weed were arrests of black people.