As temperatures drop, Philly’s ‘winter initiative’ plan to serve homeless unclear
Laura Benshoff, Newsworks
– Some groups are worried about reduced capacity to serve the homeless in Philadelphia this year. The Office of Supporting Housing’s “winter initiative plan,” which outlines the city’s winter resources and beds, has not been made public.
Phila. PD’s Ramsey details new policies, training since DOJ’s investigation into police shootings
Sam Wood, Philly.com
– Deadly police shootings in Philadelphia have fallen by 75 percent after the police department implemented a number steps last year aimed at reducing the use of lethal force.
Corbett signs execution for convicted rapper Cool C
Larry Miller, Philadelphia Tribune
– Gov. Tom Corbett has signed death warrants authorizing the executions of three men convicted of murder. One of those men killed Philadelphia police officer Lauretha Vaird in 1996.
Donate to the many food drives around South Philly this holiday season
James Jennings, Passyunk Post
– The holiday season is a special time to decorate the house, be thankful for and spend time with your loved ones and take the time to help someone in need.
Ethics will be Nutter’s mayoral legacy. Will open data gains survive?
Christopher Wink, Technical.ly Philly
– With a year left in his administration, the Nutter legacy is currently being written. At a recent event, some wondered whether his work on open data will survive after he’s gone.
Philadelphia one of three finalists in the running to host 2016 DNC
Claudia Vargas, The Inquirer
– Philadelphia has been selected as one of the three finalists in the heated contest to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
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