safe injection site

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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A fentanyl user holds a needle near Kensington and Cambria in Philadelphia. Suicides and drug overdoses helped lead a surge in U.S. deaths last year, and drove a continuing decline in how long Americans are expected to live.
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Pat Loeb
August 02, 2019 - 5:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Police Commissioner Richard Ross and other city officials return Friday night from a fact-finding trip to Canada, where they examined the country's safe injection sites. The consensus: The group agreed that safe injection sites save...
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Federal, state and local laws protect workers and applicants from ageism. But how do you identify ageism, and what can you do to protect your legal rights?
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Flashpoint
April 07, 2019 - 10:37 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about age discrimination. AARP released a report in 2018 showing that nearly two out of three workers over age 45 have experienced age bias while at work...
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Close to 200 people, many of whom were residents concerned about their safety, packed a community center in Port Richmond to voice concerns about a proposed safe injection site in their community.
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Kimberly Adams
April 04, 2019 - 10:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Close to 200 people - many were residents concerned about their safety - packed a community center in Port Richmond to voice concerns about a proposed safe injection site in their community. "I'm against it because my house is right on the same street, so I see all...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
March 29, 2019 - 5:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Councilman Mark Squilla has introduced legislation that could put a crimp in plans for a safe injection site in Kensington. Squilla proposed earlier this week to change the zoning for the 1800 block of Hilton Street from mixed-use to strictly...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
February 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Whatever the legal arguments against safe injection sites, a Saint Joseph's University professor argues that from a medical ethics standpoint, they make sense, and he's published a paper backing up his arguments with research. Father Peter Clark is a bioethics expert...
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Pat Loeb
February 06, 2019 - 3:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Plans for a safe injection site in Philadelphia will continue to move forward while U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain's civil suit is in the courts. Both the city and the nonprofit Safehouse, which will operate it, remain committed to opening the site. READ: US attorney sues...
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U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain is going after Philadelphia’s first planned "safe injection site."
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Steve Tawa
February 06, 2019 - 12:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Bound by his personal duty to enforce "the rule of law," U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain is going after the nation's first planned, supervised drug injection site in Philadelphia's Kensington section by filing a civil lawsuit backed by the U.S. Department of Justice. While...
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About 30 protesters from the AIDS advocacy group ACT UP talked about the need for safe injection sites to prevent overdoses during the current opioid epidemic.
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Pat Loeb
August 29, 2018 - 4:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Protesters blocked traffic during a City Hall rally Wednesday afternoon, demanding action on a strategy the city is already pursuing. About 30 protesters from the AIDS advocacy group ACT UP talked about the need for safe injection sites to prevent overdoses during the...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
August 28, 2018 - 6:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia officials say they'll proceed with plans to open safe injection sites for drug users, despite a warning from U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Rosenstein mounted an argument against safe injection sites in his New York Times op-ed Tuesday,...
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