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Jennifer Bennetch, one of the organizers of the Parkway encampment, speaking to reporters.
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Pat Loeb
July 13, 2020 - 4:37 pm
The organizers of an encampment on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway have responded to the city of Philadelphia's announcement that the camp must close by this Friday. They held a news conference emphasizing their intention to stay put. Read more here.
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The tent encampment at Von Colln Field on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway doubles as a protest for homeless rights, but neighbors have raised concerns over sanitation.
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Pat Loeb
July 10, 2020 - 4:41 pm
Philadelphia officials say they have posted a notice of closure at an encampment on Benjamin Franklin Parkway that’s protesting the lack of affordable housing, after weeks of negotiations with the organizers fell apart. Read more here.
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Dozens of homeless protesters occupying a small area in Philadelphia have rolled out demands of what they want city officials to do to help better their quality of life.
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Justin Udo
June 17, 2020 - 5:55 pm
Dozens of homeless protesters occupying a small area in Philadelphia have rolled out demands of what they want city officials to do to help better their quality of life. Read more here.
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Leonard and Jonnell Flowers at growing homeless encampment and protest area in Philadelphia
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Justin Udo
June 16, 2020 - 5:19 pm
A protest for homeless rights in Philadelphia has been happening for the past few days, and organizers say they’ll continue to rally for the foreseeable future. Read more here.
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A tent encampment along the Ben Franklin Parkway has also come to double as a protest against housing inequities.
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Hadas Kuznits
June 13, 2020 - 6:32 pm
A tent encampment to bring attention to homelessness and housing inequities in Philadelphia has popped up along the Ben Franklin Parkway. Read more here.
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A mural in Kensington, where a drug encampment used to be.
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Pat Loeb
October 16, 2019 - 4:53 pm
Philadelphia city officials Wednesday dedicated a new mural in what used to be an encampment of those with an opioid addiction in Kensington.
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City officials shut down and cleaned out the last of four major homeless encampments in Kensington, known as Emerald City.
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Pat Loeb
March 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A team of researchers have released their report on how Philadelphia conducted the eviction of drug-addicted homeless people from two encampments in Kensington last May, and the team generally gave the city's approach high marks. Lead researcher Steve Metraux says the...
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Aug 21, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; A general view of the William Penn statue atop City Hall during the 2017 partial solar eclipse in Philadelphia, PA.
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Pat Loeb
October 18, 2018 - 10:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney unveiled a new plan to address the opioid epidemic two weeks after declaring a disaster in Kensington. He revealed the plan at the Emergency Operations Center, which the city uses to respond to snow storms and major events, to underscore...
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