Friday, February 28, 2020

Constitution Health Plaza Cancels Plans For Safe Injection Site In South Philadelphia


WPVI, a TV station in Philadelphia, reports that the drug injection site scheduled to open in South Philadelphia, the first in the nation, will not open as planned due to outraged residents and local political representatives.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- In an abrupt turn of events, the plan for the country's first supervised injection site to open in South Philadelphia stopped in its tracks Thursday

The controversial injection site to be operated by non-profit Safehouse was scheduled to open next week at Constitution Health Plaza at Broad and McKean streets.

However, a spokesperson with the Constitution Health Plaza says they are canceling the lease.

"We have made the decision to cancel plans to locate a supervised injection site at Constitution Health Plaza," said Anthony Campisi, a spokesman for Constitution Health Plaza.


You can read the rest of the piece and watch the video clip via the below link:

 https://6abc.com/society/lease-for-south-philly-safe-injection-site-canceled/5972240/ 

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