Teach commanders on ODs; Free summer fun for teens; Go back to stop and search? | Morning overview
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A new training program from St. Joe’s University is trying to improve how first responders in Pennsylvania treat people who use opioids.
- The CDC gave the program $1.2 million to start, and just unlocked an additional $650,000 for expansion. The training also covers personal care for officers, which can help them bond with recovering individuals.
Courtenay Harris Bond attended a recent session in Philadelphia where correctional officers learned tips for getting overdose survivors to accept help.
For the teens in town who haven’t gotten summer jobs or gone to camp, what can you do that doesn’t cost money you don’t have?
- A lot, in fact. While it’s easy to spend a day lounging by one of Philadelphia’s public pools, there are plenty of free activities designed to help teens explore the city and learn skills they don’t. perhaps not teach in schools.
Billy Penn intern Bibiana Correa has rounded up 11 teen-centric free summer deals, from kayaking in Bartram’s garden to visiting a mural.
$ = paying
- Three of the teenagers present for the assassination of James Lambert tried to help him, according to a lawyer for one of the members of the group. His client, 13 years old, can be seen on video trying to interveneand records show she called 911. [Billy Penn/Inquirer$]
- Pa. provides a new child tax credit which can be claimed when filing state taxes starting next year. Officials say eligibility will be similar to last year’s federal program. [Spotlight PA/WHYY]
- Philadelphia officials — and even some activists — request a return to “stop and search” the police, revive the debate on how aggressively the historically racist practice should be used. [WHYY/KYW/BP 2018]
- Philly’s Initiative “Restore Repair Renew” offers loans for major home repairs, and it has just been revamped. The program now offers low-interest direct loans up to $50,000, double the previous limit. [WHYY’s PlanPhilly]
- A new piece of street art reflects the city – literally. Irregular artist Sean uses mirrors in her new facility on the 11th and Sansom. [Streets Dept.]
- Insomnia cookies are launch of a new range of ice creamwith flavors ranging from the standard vanilla to something called Dreamweaver, which folds double chocolate chip cookies into s’more-flavored purple ice cream. [Wooder Ice]
Mayor Kenney has two meetings with the US Department of Health and Human Services today: a virtual round table on the new suicide prevention hotline 988 (10 a.m.), then an in-person press conference in West Philly about the same (11:45 a.m.).
🍻 BP Quizzo is in Hawthornes this month! Our trivia night on all things Philadelphia lands at the Bella Vista Beer Café. Happy hour specials and prizes await. RSVP for free to join us. (6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21)
🥁 Join Triple Bottom Brewing as they take out their last beer: the Volya Summer Lager, which was created in partnership with the Ukrainian league to raise funds while the war was in full swing. Also at Ukie Club: live music and stacked raffle. (6 p.m. Saturday July 16)
🐶 Manayunk’s PHS Pop-Up transforms into a dog-friendly oasis for yappy time with dog pools, frozen pet treats, vendors and booze for their owners. (2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday July 17)