Community and Family

Philadelphians flock to public pools amid heatwave

Whether you are in the mood to swim laps or simply lay out and soak up the sun, Philadelphia’s public pools are an ideal summer destination for all.

They’re free, available in neighborhoods all across the city and offer an abundance of fun. Not to mention, they’re a great place to go to stay cool. This summer, 50 of the city’s 70 locations are open and ready for swimmers. | From: PlanPhilly (Read more.)

Civic and Community Engagement

UC Townhomes residents face court hearing amid encampment protest

IBID Associates is looking to remove residents and advocates protesting at the West Philadelphia housing complex. According to one supporter, none of the residents were served notices to appear in person. An attorney was not present for the defendants in Thursday’s hearing conducted via Zoom in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. | From: WHYY (Read more.)