Grant aims to pair services in city's most drug-ridden police districts

The communities served by the city’s 24th and 25th police districts are some of the areas in the city most stricken by drug addiction and violence. Last year, according to figures from the city’s Office of Addiction Services, a division of the city’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), these districts accounted …

Fallen heroes remembered as Philly's Police Week kicks off

The chilly rainstorm of Wednesday, May 4, seemed symbolically appropriate during last week’s Living Flame Memorial Service, held at Franklin Square Park near 6th and Race streets. The service is an annual event that marks the start of Police Week celebrations here in Philadelphia. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy designated May 15 as Peace …