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Staff at Penn Medicine, Drexel and Wawa can run SEPTA for free from May 1 thanks to discount cards purchased from their employers.
- Announced yesterday, SEPTA Key Advantage The program is intended to increase the number of passengers for public transportation, WHYY reports, by allowing organizations to purchase tickets for their employees en masse.
The pilot with the three introductory partners will last six months, during which the workers’ unlimited key cards are automatically reloaded.
When Philadelphia photographer Mike Logsdon traveled to Ukraine earlier this month, he found something he recognized: resilience.
- Logsdon wanted to put a human face in the news about the Russian invasion, by using his experience of documenting chaotic situations around the globe to draw attention to the people affected.
The most striking thing has been to see families split up. But he has also been inspired. Here are 10 pictures he selected, with captions telling their stories.
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We publish this report each week in collaboration with the Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting at the Community College of Philadelphia.
- Gillian Naro, a physician who worked when Jefferson University Hospital faced an active shooter, discusses the experience. “I’m different now in a way that I can not explain.” [Trace]
- More than 300 businesses, homeowners and renters in West Philadelphia will have free video cameras installed through a new state-sponsored program called Project Safe Corridors. [CBS3]
- “Sometimes I get scared, but… you just have to get used to it,” said a 10-year-old in a video segment about how violence affects children’s mental health. [NBC10]
- Philly police accused social media of some of the rise in violent acts, saying young people do things to brag. A local schoolteacher has noticed the same trend. [WHYY/Citizen]
- Chalkbeat asks teachers, parents and students in Philadelphia to share how they have been affected by gun violence. [Google Forms]
- Members of Mothers in Charge and Philly Truce are participating in next Friday’s free virtual panel on “Shifting the Narrative in Gun Violence Reporting.” [Eventbrite]
By the numbers in Philadelphia
- 44: Shooting victims recorded last week, against 35 the week before [PPD Google Drive]
- 455: Shoot victims this year, an increase of 2% compared to last year [PCGVR]
- 112: Year to date killings, an increase of 2% from last year [Philly Police]
Guess what? Nothing on the mayor’s public schedule today.
🌮 Tonight! Join us for news and story trivia about the city you love. Our monthly Philly Quizzo night is back at Jose Pistola in Center City. Free RSVP, happy hour specials, win a $ 50 gift card if you get top scores. Do not miss the bonus music trivia round. (18.30 Wednesday 23 March)
🎂 Port Richmond celebrates its 175th anniversary with a local Monopoly tournament and Easter egg hunt. Free Stocks shortbread for the first 300 people. (14:00 to 18:00 Saturday 26 March)
📰 Billy Penn Partner Event: Deputy Editor Beatrice Forman helps moderate “Shift the Narrative: A Media Panel on Community-Centered Gun Violence Reporting,” presented by PCGVR, PABJ, the Young Chances Foundation, and Philly Truce. (13:00 to 14:00 Friday, April 1)