Philly will join the ranks of cities such as Durham, N.C., using guaranteed basic income as a tool to address systemic racism. (Read more.)
The New Orleans Guaranteed Income Program, which ended in January, focused on “opportunity youth” – young people disconnected from work and school. The median household income for participants was $15,700. | From: Metro Philadelphia (Read more.)
To support your lungs, heart, and overall wellness amid ongoing poor air quality, find local experts’ recommendations for better breathing and clearer sinuses below. | From: Philadelphia Magazine (Read more.)
Updated boosters – known as bivalent vaccines, which target both the original coronavirus and “Omicron strains – were rolled out for adults in September, and, last month, they became available for children between 6 months and 4 years old.” From: Metro Philly (Read more.)
The Philadelphia Health Department recommends testing before attending any holiday parties or gatherings, particularly if you might be around folks who are older or immunocompromised. Per the department’s guidance, you should stay home if you test positive OR feel sick with COVID-like symptoms. From: BillyPenn (Read more.)
“We’re all gonna die in here if there’s an emergency,” Dupree said. “Most people can’t use the steps.” (Read more.)
‘They’re not getting the protection that they deserve.’ The city’s new Youth Ombudsperson is looking out for Philly’s most vulnerable kids.
Last August, the agency was down 144 drivers from its budgeted total of 2,700. (Read more.)