Daily Dec Roundup – Feb. 26th, 2015

Ebola virus. Photo: WikiCommons

Ebola virus. Photo: WikiCommons



Penn-led bioethics panel calls American Ebola quarantines too restrictive

Jessica McDonald, Newsworks

– The bioethics advisory panel for President Obama has come out against the 21-day quarantines of those exposed to Ebola that New Jersey and other states adopted in response to the West African epidemic.




Road to development reform should start at L&I

Eyes on the Street/Plan Philly

– City Council President Darrell Clarke has spent recent months advancing a plan to reorganize the city’s planning and development functions into a new cabinet-level Department of Planning and Development through a change to the city charter.




Life after sex trafficking

Namita Gohil, The Daily Pennsylvanian

– Although the idea of reestablishing a life after physical, mental, verbal and psychiatric trauma seems inconceivable, this is the grim reality for victims of human sex trafficking.




Mayoral candidate Jim Kenney’s new website endorses ‘Vision Zero’

Jon Geeting, PlanPhilly

– Ex-Councilman and current mayoral contender Jim Kenney has been a prominent advocate for pedestrian safety for some time on City Council, and that came through in our Q&A with him this week. During our interview at his office, the topic that most seemed to animate Kenney was construction site sidewalk blockages.




Newbold Microgrant Program to fund community projects

Taylor Farnsworth, Passyunk Post

– Do you have an idea for the improvement of Newbold, but not the means to put it into action? The Newbold Neighbors Association is introducing a Microgrant Program to help fund your ideas to improve the community.

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