Safehouse

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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U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain speaks outside of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
August 19, 2019 - 4:37 pm
By Maryclare Dale, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Loved ones propped photos of more than a dozen young people lost to the opioid crisis against the outside of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia on Monday as a judge inside heard arguments on whether the city could become the nation's first...
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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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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 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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Steve Tawa
October 03, 2018 - 2:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If there is to be a "safehouse" for those struggling with opioid addiction, former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell wants the first one in the country to open in Philadelphia. Federal officials threaten legal action, saying so-called "safe injection sites" are illegal...
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