The Daily Dec – Nov. 25, 2014

Photo: Emma Lee/WHYY Newsworks

Photo: Emma Lee/WHYY Newsworks


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,

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, 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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