30 March – 7 April
“It feels that the government is leaving the economic epicenter of Center City [Philadelphia] to fend for itself. I have never seen it this way.”
The Transgender Pride Flag was raised above Philadelphia City Hall in Pennsylvania to mark International Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31. Footage shared by the Philadelphia Office of LGBT
At least four people died Monday night into the early hours of Tuesday in shootings, Philadelphia police said. One of the deaths occurred in Old City outside a Stephen Starr restaurant called Buddakan.
One of Philadelphia’s most decorated restaurateurs, Stephen Starr, lashed out at the mayor and the police department on Tuesday after a man was shot and killed in front of his posh Old City restaurant, Buddakan.
That killing and another in Feltonville Monday pushed the number of murders in Philadelphia to at least 125 in just over three months. That’s 29% more than at this point last year, city statistics show.
“It feels that the government is leaving the economic epicenter of Center City to fend for itself. I have never seen it this way,” Starr said in an email to NBC10 on Tuesday.
6 Apr. 21 – Teen Boy Gunned Down in North Philadelphia
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and the city are being sued … the boxing of the city’s Christopher Columbus statue and the replacement of Columbus Day as a city holiday with Indigenous Peoples’ Day.