Top Philadelphia news: Council slashes police funding; chefs to give out Juneteenth meals; more

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By Hoodline - Published on June 18, 2020.

Here's what you need to know about what's happening in Philadelphia.

Police searching for large group who stole electronics, gun from Olney store

Philadelphia police are searching for a large group of suspects who broke into and stole from Global Electronics Store on N. Fifth Street in Olney on May 31 around 2 a.m.

Read the full story on CBS Philly.

Preliminary Philadelphia budget reduces police funding, implements reform

City Council slashed $33 million from the police department budget in a proposed $4.9 billion city spending plan that earmarked funding for affordable housing and anti-poverty initiatives.

Read the full story on www.phillytrib.com.

Historic West Philly corridor fights to keep its identity

A small African clothing store was spared damage when rioters destroyed businesses and looted along 52nd Street during a weekend of demonstrations protesting the death of George Floyd, but 15% of businesses along this part of the street suffered damage or losses that may result in permanent closure.

Read the full story on www.phillytrib.com.

Juneteenth celebration led by Philly chefs plans to give out hundreds of mealsĀ 

Chef Stephanie Willis' June 5 drive was so successful that she and her fellow organizers are doing it all over again

Read the full story on Eater Philly.

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