Kenney on Philly marijuana raid: ‘The real solution … is to legalize’ — The 215 Blog

“Clearly, it’s illegal to sell those quantities, but there was probably another way” to crack down on it, said the mayor, calling the police-heavy raid “a little overkill. The real solution to this is to legalize (marijuana).” Connect..

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Autism Awareness Month Post Eight: I’ve Got Troubled Thoughts, And A Self Esteem To Match — Creative Writing Of A Baltimorean

One of my favorite Fall Out Boy lyrics, “I’ve got troubled thoughts and a self esteem to match” matches perfectly with my inner dwellings as someone with Aspergers. I’ve always had issues with doubt, confidence, poise, and joy. I mean, it’s hard to believe in yourself when every time you go out you laugh at […]

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Pennsylvania Toddler Hospitalized After Eating From Bag of Meth, State Police Say —

Parents of a Pennsylvania toddler are facing child endangerment charges after state police say the girl ate from a bag of meth. State police said the 22-month-old girl had to be flown to the hospital after swallowing the drugs at a home near Schuylkill Haven Sunday morning, WNEP reported. Investigators said charges are pending against […]

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Dr. Oz Visits Conrail Railroad Tracks To Highlight Nation’s Drug Epidemic

The stretch of tracks from the Fairhill section of Philadelphia to Kensington is known as “Camp Heroin.”

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TV personality Dr. Oz brought his show to Philadelphia, conducting on-site interviews at one of the most notorious drug corridors in the country, along Conrail tracks, stretching from the Fairhill section to Kensington. It’s known as “Camp Heroin.”

The half-mile stretch is a sea of used syringes, trash, and rickety shelters, from 2nd Street and Indiana Avenue to Kensington Avenue. One of the users who frequents the spot, Steven Johnson, says the drug epidemic has plagued that neighborhood for decades.

“You can look at that pile right there. One million, two million needles,” Johnson said. “That’s a lot of people getting high.

Student saves choking friend by using Heimlich maneuver — New York’s PIX11 / WPIX-TV

LA CROSSE, Wis. — A Wisconsin freshman is being hailed a hero after he sprung into action and saved his choking classmate.

Ian Brown was eating lunch with his friends Wednesday at Central High School when his friend started coughing and motioning that he was choking.

Central school nurse Kim Mahlum told police that several of the teens at the table thought the student was joking.

When Brown noticed that the victim’s face and neck began changing color, he realized the student was in trouble.

 

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Upper Darby’s Barney Boyce named Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade grand marshal

UPPER DARBY>> Long-time Delaware County resident Barney Boyce, 82, has been named the Grand Marshal of Sunday’s 247th Philadelphia St Patrick’s Day Parade.

Boyce is originally from Donegal, Ireland, before coming to Upper Darby.

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Barney Boyce, 82, has been named the Grand Marshal of the 247th Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day parade, which will be  held on March 12.  Boyce, a resident of Upper Darby, is originally from Donegal, Ireland.