encampment

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.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
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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