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Elected officials, residents rail against possibility of Kensington-area safe injection site at Harrowgate meeting

Representatives from Safehouse detailed the organization’s plans to open the country’s first safe-injection site in Philadelphia in front of community residents at Thursday evening’s...

A mother’s love

North Philly mom maintains sobriety working with ACT II at JEVS in the River Wards.By Melissa KomarBy outward appearances, Jennifer Burke, 41, is the typical stay-at-home...

Temple students help Kensington residents ‘reclaim their narrative’

Through Our Eyes is a photo exhibition that held its opening reception at the McPherson Library Tuesday evening.“A lot of people come here to get...

New counseling center for those in recovery subject of latest PROPAC meeting

The business is not licensed to administer medication assisted treatment (MAT), so no drugs such as methadone or suboxone will be given out by...

City to clean up Frankford and Tulip encampments in new plan to combat opioid crisis

The city’s new plan is divided into seven different “mission areas,” each of which are run by different organizations within the city government.Thursday afternoon,...

Shooting the Kensington Blues with Jeffrey Stockbridge

Stockbridge’s photography of Kensington eventually amounted to a photo book called Kensington Blues, which features 168 pages of scenes everyday life of the heroin...

DA announces high-level arrests in Kensington-based drug trafficking ring

The investigation was led by a partnership among detectives and staff from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office’s Dangerous Drug Offenders Unit and the High...

Blood in the streets in the town of Kensington

“In one of my comp books I remember writing — in my own blood — ‘no more’ after doing a shot.”“There is no way things are supposed to be....

Philly looking become first American city to create safe spaces for drug users to inject drugs

Moving forward, the City will actively encourage organizations like community nonprofits or medical organizations to operate and fund one or more CUES.This past Wednesday, the...

Can a progressive opioid platform get you elected in Philly? This candidate says yes.

By Max MarinDan Martino visibly winces at the thought of being called a “politician.”The 33-year-old Northeast Philly native rocks long black hair and tattoos, including...
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