safe injection site

Neighbors joined a dozen state lawmakers and City Councilmembers at a news conference to announce three separate bills aimed at safe injection sites.
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Pat Loeb
March 02, 2020 - 4:59 pm
Pennsylvania lawmakers promised legislation in Harrisburg that would make it harder, if not impossible, to open a safe injection site in the state as fallout continued from last week's short-lived effort to open a site in South Philadelphia. Read more here.
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This week's panel includes (right to left) Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, Anthony Giordano, and James Gitto.
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Flashpoint
March 01, 2020 - 6:30 am
This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions over the battle to open the nation's first safe injection site. Read more here.
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Constitution Health Plaza
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Pat Loeb
February 27, 2020 - 11:59 am
A controversial plan to make Philadelphia the first city in the country with a medically supervised injection site has been indefinitely delayed, days before it was to open, after protests from neighbors and elected officials prompted the nonprofit that would have operated the site to postpone the...
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Constitution Health Plaza
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Pat Loeb
February 26, 2020 - 11:31 am
The non-profit Safehouse made the surprise announcement Wednesday morning that it plans to open the country's first supervised injection site, next week, in South Philadelphia. Many neighbors were not happy. Read more here.
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People gathered in front of the court house.
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Pat Loeb
February 25, 2020 - 5:44 pm
A federal judge has issued an order that clears the way for the nonprofit Safehouse to open a facility in Philadelphia where drug users could inject under medical supervision. Read more here.
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People gathered in front of the court house.
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Pat Loeb
January 20, 2020 - 4:21 pm
The U.S. attorney in Philadelphia has asked a judge to rule that a planned facility where drug users could inject under medical supervision is illegal. Read more here.
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People gathered in front of the court house.
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Pat Loeb
October 02, 2019 - 2:45 pm
A federal judge has ruled that nonprofit Safehouse can legally open a safe injection site in Philadelphia, a ruling that could have national impact on the opioid crisis.
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People gathered in front of the court house.
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Pat Loeb
September 05, 2019 - 7:31 pm
A federal judge Thursday heard arguments in the U.S. attorney's lawsuit to stop the nonprofit Safehouse from opening a safe injection site in Philadelphia.
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A federal judge will hear arguments this week in the U.S. attorney's lawsuit against a nonprofit that's hoping to open a safe injection site in Philadelphia.
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Pat Loeb
September 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
This Thursday, a Philadelphia judge where hear arguments in the U.S. attorney's lawsuit against Safehouse. Safehouse is trying to open a safe injection site in Philly.
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A man uses heroin under a bridge where he lives with other addicts in the Kensington section which has become a hub for heroin use on January 24, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Pat Loeb
August 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A federal judge took testimony Monday in a lawsuit that will determine whether a safe injection site can open in Philadelphia as one measure to address the opioid epidemic. All three witnesses testified the site would save lives. The judge began the day-long hearing...
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