Fear of Schuylkill Punch: Residents with lower incomes spend more on water, survey finds

From Billy Penn: Despite the unfortunate nickname, “Schuylkill Punch” has been proven plenty safe to drink, but the myth that it’s not has an unfortunate effect. In the poorest big city in the country, many people are unnecessarily spending their money on more expensive water. And Water Dept. surveys sent out this spring showed the phenomenon touches specific groups of people more than others. (Read more.)


Hack For North Philly

From The Philadelphia Citizen:
Organizations throughout the city, including Quest Community Engagement Project, Code for Philly, and Resolve Philadelphia, have partnered up to organize this event in the hopes of sparking collaboration and change in North Philadelphia, where the documentary was filmed. Quest follows a man of the same name and his family in North Philadelphia over the span of nearly 10 years. The movie was described as a “radiant filmmaking debut” in The Los Angeles Times and as “quietly eloquent” in The New York Times, in which it was also named a Critic’s Pick. (Read more.)