By Randy LoBasso
Could there be a more opportunistic motivation behind Nutter’s presidential punditry? Some imaginative Philly media think so. Here’s the more complicated reality: The Obama era has changed the way cities interact with the federal government. And while Nutter’s national grandstanding might seem as though he’s neglecting Philly, it might actually be one of those most valuable political assets our city’s got.
By PW Staff
The State of Young Philly, Arrested Development, Wyclef Jean and more to see and do this week in Philly.
By Tara Murtha
Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency awarded two anti-violence grants to Philadelphia. The first invites Philly into the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention, and includes a $20,000 planning grant. The second is $1.5 million that will fund Philadelphia CeaseFire—our local branch of the anti-gun program—over three years.
By Hayden Mittman
Kensington Avenue might be the city’s most maligned thoroughfare. You’ve either seen firsthand the distressed streetscape or have heard stories of the drug activity, prostitution and crime that is all too common there.