June 8, 2016

NBC Bay Area June 7,2016 By Stephen Stock, Michael Bott and Jeremy Carroll A six-month NBC Bay Area investigation found a growing economic disparity between different areas of Oakland. It’s a gap that research scientists say is contributing to continuing violent crime in some parts of the city. While overall, the …

May 4, 2016

Philly May 3, 2016 by George Matysik In early March, Mayor Kenney rolled out one of the most ambitious, progressive budget proposals the City of Philadelphia has seen in decades, set to be voted on by City Council next month. As executive director of the Parks Alliance, I was overjoyed to …

May 4, 2016

Philly April 29, 2016 by Mike Newall In San Francisco, in 2014, the beverage industry spent $10 million to defeat a popular soda tax put in front of voters to raise money for city schools, health programs, and parks. That comes out to about $11 spent by Big Soda for …