Philadelphia, PA - Mayor Jim Kenney released the following statement regarding the Philadelphia Police Department’s issuance of Commissioner’s Memorandum #18-02, a policy for “Defiant Trespass.” This policy was created in response to an incident that occurred on April 12, 2018, which resulted in the arrest of Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson at a local Starbucks.
College Consensus, a unique new college ratings website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, has published their ranking of the 50 Best Campus Recreation Centers at https://www.collegeconsensus.com/rankings/best-college-rec-centers/.
Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia's very first medical marijuana dispensary is currently open for business. Restore Integrative Wellness, located in Fishtown at 957 Frankford Avenue. The store joins over two dozen similar medical marijuana dispensaries which have popped up ever since Pennsylvania legalized medicinal cannabis.
Philadelphia, PA - JAY-Z curated two-day music festival and staple of Labor Day Weekend, returns to Philadelphia for a seventh year. A primary goal of MADE IN AMERICA is to have a positive impact on the communities involved. Since the inaugural two-day concert in 2012, the event has generated $31.9 million in economic impact for the city. This year, the festival, produced by Roc Nation, will continue to benefit the ACLU of Pennsylvania as well as United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.
Philadelphia, PA - In celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month, the City’s Department of Commerce is working with immigrant-owned restaurants on Passport PHL, an initiative designed to encourage residents to explore the city’s diverse neighborhoods and businesses. The third iteration of Passport PHL, which runs June 1-30, 2018, will take place in the Oxford Circle neighborhood.
Philadelphia, PA - The City of Philadelphia announced the completion of a pilot encampment action plan for the Kensington area as part of the City’s latest efforts in combating the opioid crisis in Philadelphia. The 30-day pilot targeted Tulip Street and Kensington Avenue encampments that were adjacent to residential neighborhoods and posed a health and safety threat to those who stay there as well as to the neighbors.