Apr 23, 2024 - News

News Market: Philly homeless agency slammed

Illustration of the statue of William Penn, from Philadelphia City Hall, reading the news on his phone.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

πŸ’Έ Inspector General Alexander DeSantis issued a scathing report finding Philly's Office of Homeless Services "deliberately" overspent its budget by over $15 million on contracts with housing providers.

  • But, the watchdog found no evidence agency employees committed fraud or used department funds to enrich themselves. (Inquirer πŸ”’)

❌ Pro-Palestinian activists say Ghost Robotics, a company headquartered at UPenn that manufactures "four-legged, dog-like mobile robots," is fueling "genocide" in the Middle East.

🚨 Police released surveillance footage of three suspects in a double shooting that killed a man and injured another at a SEPTA station last month.

  • They're offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to arrests. (NBC10)

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