The Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s Vector Control staff is planning to apply treatments to control adult mosquitoes on Wednesday evening, August 29th, at or around dusk, in a section of Upper Roxborough. Weather permitting, spraying will take place at the Upper Roxborough Reservoir located between Port Royal and Summit Avenues between Lare and Eva Streets.
A spokesperson for the city said in an email that federal authorities were focusing on the wrong thing.
“The federal government should focus its enforcement on the pill mills and illegal drug traffickers who supply the poison that is killing our residents, not on preventing public health officials from acting to keep Philadelphians from dying,” the spokesperson said. “Instead of threatening cities and states, they should bring possible solutions to the table that will save lives.”
By John Mitchell
he division set out to find women that the city’s health clinics served and use their images for billboards and promotional material to be distributed as part of the Philly Loves Breastfeeding campaign.
“Our campaign just shows real Philadelphia moms throughout the city breastfeeding their baby — just normal, not a big deal, this is how you feed a baby,” Kinsman said.
By Nina Feldman