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Biden, Casey and other elected officials mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at events in Philadelphia

At a series of events across Philadelphia on Monday, President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) joined other elected officials to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. on what would have been the assassinated civil rights leader’s 95th birthday.

More vulnerable people live in Philadelphia neighborhoods that are less green and get hotter

Farzad Hashemi, The University of Texas at San Antonio Guangqing Chi, Penn State Lisa D. Iulo, Penn State Ute Poerschke, Penn State The ways an urban neighborhood is built and the characteristics of the people who live there are both related to how hot it gets. That is the result of our study, published by the …

A road map for the lawful use of stop-and-frisk in Philadelphia – and elsewhere

Michael D. White & Henry F. Fradella, Arizona State University Violent crime, and how to reduce it, dominated the 2023 Philadelphia mayoral campaign. As a candidate, Cherelle Parker suggested she would support using stop-and-frisk to combat gun violence. After being elected, Parker reiterated her stance, but emphasized “there is no place for unconstitutional stop-and-frisk.” The ACLU of Philadelphia objected to …