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  • Man Toting Shotgun Opens Fire on Block Party, at Least 7, Including 18-Month-Old, Hurt [PA]

    06/20/2015 9:55:55 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 27 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | 6-21-2015 | Dan Stamm
    A gunman toting a shotgun opened fire on a block party along a West Philadelphia street Saturday night, injuring seven people, including a toddler and two other children. The gunfire rang out around 10 p.m. along the 4100 block of Ogden Street as the gunman turned a corner onto the street and began firing on the picnic, said Philadelphia Police. "It looks like they just randomly fired down the street and hit anyone in their way," said Philadelphia Police Lt. John Walker Read more: Follow us: @nbcphiladelphia on Twitter | nbcphiladelphia on Facebook
  • 'Reckless' Amtrak engineer, 32, who was driving doomed train at 106mph claims...(tr)

    05/14/2015 5:52:23 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 93 replies ^ | Wills Robinson and Lydia Warren
    The engineer in control of the Amtrak train that derailed on Tuesday, killing at least seven people, has no recollection of the moment the train crashed, his attorney has said. Brandon Bostian, of Queens, New York, has been as the driver of the commuter service that came off the tracks near Philadelphia, leaving 200 people hospitalized. On Wednesday, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators confirmed that the train had been traveling at 106 mph before it derailed at a curve on the tracks, where the speed limit is 50 mph. Bostian, who has been an engineer with Amtrak since 2009,...
  • Amtrak Train Disaster: 106 MPH Speed Clocked, Emergency Brakes Applied In Full

    05/14/2015 5:38:13 AM PDT · by robowombat · 49 replies
    IBT ^ | May 13 2015 5:57 PM EDT | Dennis Lynch
    Investigators did not speculate why an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday night, but they did say that the train was traveling at over twice the speed limit going into the curve where it derailed. The National Transportation Safety Board has concluded that the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia late Tuesday night was traveling at 106 miles per hour into a sharp curve, more than twice the designated speed limit, causing it to derail, killing at least seven people and injuring 200 more. Full “engineer induced braking” occurred at that speed, and within seconds the train had derailed, according...
  • Why Was Amtrak Train In Deadly Wreck Speeding?

    05/14/2015 6:34:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies ^ | May 14,2015 | Breitbart News
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal investigators have determined that an Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was careening through the city at 106 mph before it ran off the rails along a sharp curve where the speed limit drops to just 50 mph, yet they still don’t know why it was going so fast.
  • BREAKING: GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash

    05/13/2015 4:28:50 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 498 replies
    GotNews ^ | 5-13-2015 | Chuck C. Johnson has independently identified the engineer at the center of the Amtrak crash that has killed at least seven. Brandon Bostian is the 32-year-old gay man who lawyered up after a deadly derailment in Philadelphia. The train was reportedly going twice the speed limit. ABC 6 previously reported that “Brandon Boshan,” not Brandon Bostian, was to blame for the deadly crash. (They have since taken down the link.) Bostian is a gay activist who previously worked at Target as a cashier before joining Amtrak, according to his LinkedIn.
  • Surveillance video shows moment of Amtrak train derailment

    A surveillance camera near the Tuesday night derailment of an Amtrak train caught the flashes of the accident. On grainy, dark video, the flashes of the actual accident can be seen, CNN is reporting
  • 50 Hurt After Amtrak Train Derails in Philly

    05/12/2015 7:04:41 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 347 replies
    At least 50 people were hurt after an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday night, according to officials. Read more: Follow us: @nbcphiladelphia on Twitter | nbcphiladelphia on Facebook
  • Protesters Spray Paint "Cop Lives Don’t Matter" in Philly, Graffiti "(Expletive) Cops" on Church

    12/21/2014 6:16:07 PM PST · by rightistight · 24 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/21/14 | Aurelius
    Vandals in Philadelphia struck multiple times over the last two days. The vandalism came during a protest against perceived police brutality. In one of the acts of vandalism, the words "Cop Lives Don't Matter" were spray-painted on a fence. You can see the picture of that below: In another, the vandals defaced a Church with the words "f*** cops" written in spray paint:
  • ‘Philly Jesus’ arrested in Philadelphia as supporters launch Twitter campaign

    11/16/2014 6:51:54 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 8 replies
    DailyMail online ^ | 15 nov 2014 | Joel Christie
    Street performer Michael Grant - AKA Philly Jesus - was arrested Friday in Philadelphia's LOVE Park... He was charged with disorderly conduct and failure to disperse after refusing a cop's order to leave the park... Grant says he had every right to stay in the park and does not solicit money... Hundreds of online supports have started a #FreePhillyJesus to have Grant's charges dropped...
  • Horse racing’s biggest star, California Chrome, to race at Philly track

    09/12/2014 12:58:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies ^ | Sam Wood
    Some are already calling it the biggest day in the history of Pennsylvania horse racing. California Chrome, who won this year’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, will run Sept. 20 in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at Parx in suburban Philadelphia. It’s the first time the Bensalem track has ever hosted a winner of the Kentucky Derby. And it’s the first race for the chiseled, chestnut-colored thoroughbred following his disappointing showing at Belmont Stakes, where he lost his bid to become the sport's 13th Triple Crown winner.
  • The Stupendous Failure Of Big City Education: How Philly Teachers Union Loots The Schools

    09/02/2014 7:21:41 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    Zero ^ | 8/29/2014 | Tyler Durden
    It’s that time of year again – when the little juvenile delinquents, future prison inmates, and functionally illiterate junior members of the free shit army pick up their “free” backpacks and “free" school supplies they will never use and shuffle off to the decaying prison like schools in the City of Philadelphia to eat “free” breakfasts and “free” lunches, while being taught government sanctioned pablum by overpaid mediocre union teachers. It’s a repeat of every year for the Phila school district. As the school year approaches they are shocked to report a massive deficit and beg the State of PA...
  • Notorious 'Swiss Cheese Pervert' pleads guilty to flashing women

    06/26/2014 6:30:46 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 39 replies
    MailOnLine ^ | 06/24/2014 | staff
    A man dubbed the 'Swiss Cheese Pervert' has pleaded guilty in a Philadelphia court after being charged for flashing women while holding slices of Swiss cheese. Christopher Pagano, 42, was charged with stalking, indecent exposure, harassment and lewdness for his crimes against four women in January. Several of the victims were able to record video or take a photograph of Pagano as he harrassed them from his car while brandishing cheese.
  • Lewis Katz, co-owner of The Inquirer, dies in plane crash

    06/01/2014 7:03:12 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 10 replies ^ | 6-1-14 | n/a
    Lewis Katz, 72, co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Daily News and, died Saturday night in the crash of a private jet at a Massachusetts airfield. Katz's death was confirmed by Inquirer editor Bill Marimow, who said he learned the news Sunday morning from close associates. All seven people were killed aboard the private aircraft that crashed at Hanscom Field and erupted into a fireball, authorities said Sunday. The Gulfstream IV crashed about 9:40 p.m. Saturday as it was departing for Atlantic City International Airport in New Jersey, said Matthew Brelis, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Port Authority, which...
  • Climate at Bartram High raises concerns about safety, education

    03/31/2014 6:07:29 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    PHILLY ^ | March 31, 2014, | Kristen A. Graham and Dylan Purcell
    When Alphonso Stevenson was knocked unconscious by a student at Bartram High recently, staffers were shocked by the assault on the tall, genial man whose job was to keep the school calm. But many were not surprised. The school, by many accounts, can be a frightening place, where fights and drug use are common and large groups of students often roam the hallways. "I had a better chance in Vietnam," said longtime social studies teacher Stephen Pfeiffer, an Army veteran. "Here, you lock your door and pray no one comes in." Rudy Helton, the building engineer, has been busy replacing...
  • City to end some police cooperation with immigration officials

    03/14/2014 3:03:37 PM PDT · by gooblah · 9 replies ^ | Posted: March 13, 2014 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
    'The pernicious impact" of federal immigration enforcement "on certain communities in Philadelphia" is pushing the city to curtail police cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Public Safety Director Michael Resnick said Wednesday. At a City Council hearing packed to the balcony benches with immigrant-rights groups, Resnick said Mayor Nutter would soon sign an executive order barring police and prison officials from honoring immigration detainers except when a suspect in custody was previously convicted of a violent felony and ICE obtained a warrant to support the detainer request.
  • Lindenwold cops: Report crime, forget immigration status

    01/13/2014 8:00:11 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    Philly ^ | January 13, 2014 | Michael Vitez,
    Law enforcement went to Lindenwold's Hispanic community Sunday with a message for immigrants in this country illegally: We don't care. We want to prevent crime, and we need your help. Speaking after a Spanish-language Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe, Police Chief Thomas J. Brennan told a full church, "Anyone's status with regard to immigration is not important. Whether you are here legally or illegally, you're a member of this community and therefore deserve a right to be safe." While investigating the Nov. 30 killing of an undocumented resident - Ever Santos Mancinas, slain during a robbery at his home...
  • Obama nomination of Mumia Abu Jamal lawyer stirs controversy

    01/09/2014 10:07:39 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies
    January 09, 2014, 12:45 pm Obama nomination of Mumia Abu Jamal lawyer stirs controversy By Mario Trujillo Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) expressed reservations about President Obama’s nominee to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division during a Wednesday confirmation hearing for Debo Abegbile. Abedbile’s nomination has come under scorn from the Fraternal Order of Police, who have scolded Obama for nominating a lawyer involved in the defense of Mumia Abu Jamal, who was convicted of killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in a 1982 trial. Grassley said he would giving “thoughtful consideration” to the complaints from police. He said the...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 15-Year-Old Girl Attacked By Group of Teens In Delaware County

    10/16/2013 8:40:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    CBS ^ | Walt Hunter
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Speaking exclusively to CBS 3, a 15-year-old high school student, whose identity we are concealing, described a terrifying attack by a gang of at least nine teenage boys as she was leaving an Interboro High School football game Monday night. The teenage victim described first being taunted by the attackers, who followed her down a neighborhood street, cursing and spitting at her, before she was repeatedly kicked and punched, at least one of the blows to her head. “It was scary, just horrible, just the worst feeling in the world,” she said. “He punched me in my...
  • FBI Investigating Democrat Philadelphia Congressman

    10/11/2013 8:28:19 AM PDT · by ricmc2175 · 22 replies
    Philadelphia Business Journal ^ | 10/11/2013 | Jared Shelly
    The FBI has been conducting a long-running investigation of Chaka Fattah and his finances. That's what his lawyer told the Philadelphia Inquirer. Just days ago, the FBI subpoenaed for his property tax records asking "for copies of checks used over the last five years to pay taxes on property the Democratic congressman and his wife, NBC10 news
  • Mom uses unconventional tactic to discipline children

    09/30/2013 1:42:52 PM PDT · by ConvictionsofFaith · 15 replies
    Convictions of Faith ^ | 9/23/13 | Convictions of Faith
    On my daily commute home from work I passed a small shopping center in Chichester, PA where I saw a young boy and girl holding signs in front of the Family Dollar store. I initially thought they were raising money for something but as I slowed down I read the words "I STOLE" on the boy's sign. I turned around and drove by again to get a closer look at what the signs actually said. photo 2.jpg I STOLE CANDY FROM FAMILY DOLLAR. MY MOTHER DID NOT RAISE ME THAT WAY. photo 1.jpg I STOLE A $100 CELL PHONE FROM...
  • Woman mauled by pit bull in Frankford

    05/24/2009 11:32:27 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 117 replies · 1,486+ views
    FRANKFORD - May 24, 2009 (WPVI) -- A woman was mauled by a pit bull inside her home this morning. Police were called to the 4700 block of Worth Street in Philadelphia's Frankford section just before 4:00. The 43-year-old homeowner said she had been attacked by her daughter's pit bull and the dog was blocking their escape from the upstairs of the home. . . . The victim told police the mauling happened when she tried to break up a fight between the pit bull and another dog. She also said the pit bull was under her care because it...
  • Philly schools' pension nightmare

    09/04/2013 10:35:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Public Sector Inc ^ | 09/04/2013 | Steve Malanga
    The School District of Philadelphia's financial woes became a national story last week when the New York Times featured a piece on the district's efforts to borrow $50 million to make up a significant funding shortfall that actually threatened the start of the school year. In that piece the reporters attributed the district's problems to a range of issues, including rising pension costs and cuts to state education aid, but the piece also noted that it was unclear exactly what the system owed on pensions. However, a research piece earlier this year (mentioned in this June PSI blog item)...
  • HUD Launches Scheme To Racially Diversify Suburbs

    07/22/2013 4:39:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 105 replies ^ | July 22, 2013 | Editorial
    Diversity: Now even ZIP codes are racist, and according to this race-obsessed administration, you're racist for living in a suburban area with little public housing. And it plans to change that. In what may be the most ambitious social-engineering project undertaken by the federal government, the administration is mapping every neighborhood in America by race. The stated purpose is to use the data to compel local officials to loosen zoning laws and build more public housing, thereby offering more poor inner-city minorities better opportunities for housing and education. But the unstated purpose is forced racial integration. The suburbs are just...
  • Going bare-breasted, woman makes statement about women's bodies

    06/05/2013 9:33:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 80 replies ^ | 6/5/13 | Ronnie Polaneczky
    WANTED TO WRITE something snarky about Moira Johnston because what she's doing kind of begs for snarkiness. But after hanging with her in Rittenhouse Square - where her bare breasts caught the morning sun, elicited picture-taking and drew a blasting honk from a Roadway Express truck - Johnston won me over to her cause. Which is this: Women should be allowed to go topless anywhere that men are allowed to. Maybe it was the flowered pasties that covered Johnston's nipples. Or the glorious breeze. Or the guy who grinned at Johnston's chest and said, "God bless ya, babe!" Mostly, though,...
  • 8 to 10 trapped in Center City building collapse [Philly]

    06/05/2013 8:34:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies ^ | 06-05-2013 | Staff
    CENTER CITY - June 5, 2013 (WPVI) -- A building collapsed at the corner of 22nd and Market streets in Center City Philadelphia, trapping a number of a people under the rubble. The 4-story building, which was connected to a Salvation Army Thrift Store on the southeast corner, collapsed at 10:45 Wednesday morning. The collapse brought down part of the thrift store and what appears to be converted row homes attached to the back of the building. Two victims have been taken to Hahnemann University Hospital and three others were transported to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. All...
  • Yelling and chanting, unions drown out Nutter budget talk (Philly)

    03/17/2013 10:54:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | March 15, 2013 | Troy Graham, Miriam Hill and Bob Warner
    Hundreds of chanting, jeering municipal union members, armed with piercing black whistles, drowned out Mayor Nutter Thursday as he attempted to give his annual budget address on the floor of City Council. Rather than forcibly evict the protesters—who are upset over a four-year stalemate in their contract negotiations with the city—Council President Darrell L. Clarke recessed the meeting as Nutter read his speech. Nutter later delivered his speech downstairs to a more friendly audience—about 30 applauding members of his own staff and 20 reporters. It was the most chaotic Council meeting in more than 30 years, comparable only to the...
  • Biden on Philly visit decries ´Sandy Hook-plus´ of daily shootings

    02/11/2013 3:14:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 2/11/13 | Michael Matza
    Accumulated gun violence in America produces "a Sandy Hook-plus" of deaths every day, Vice President Biden said Monday following a meeting with regional law enforcement and elected officials in Philadelphia. He was referring to the 26 children and teachers killed in the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Monday´s breaking news about a fatal shooting at a courthouse in Wilmington in Biden´s home state of Delaware only underscored "the urgency" of the need for "common sense" restrictions on gun sales, he said. The vice president said there is "zero conflict" between White House proposals
  • Philadelphia Mayor Calls NRA's Armed School Guard Plan a 'Dumb-Ass Idea'

    12/27/2012 7:21:15 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 51 replies ^ | December 27, 2012 | Alex Mangini
    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter became the latest politician to speak out against the National Rifle Association’s proposal to put armed guards in every American school to dissuade incidents such as the horrific shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., joining New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in his Mayors Against Illegal Guns initiative. Nutter, a staunch advocate of gun control, called the idea proposed by NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre a “dumb-ass idea.” Nutter, a Democrat, was speaking about a gunman who shot and killed two firefighters in Webster, N.Y., Monday after they arrived at a house fire....
  • Old Headstones From 19th Century Cemetery Used To Prevent Erosion (govt worker condones)

    12/25/2012 12:57:08 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 26 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | December 22 | Steve Tawa
    ...Delaware River Port Authority’s Tim Ireland says the bodies of the deceased were moved elsewhere and the grave markers were deliberately left behind. “These are not stones that are looking for loved ones. These are basically just pieces of granite that were left behind,” Ireland explains.
  • Audio Emerges of Dem Pollster Getting Rid of GOP Inspectors: 'I Say What the Law Is!'

    11/11/2012 9:15:32 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 41 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/11/12 | Aurelius
    We've heard about Republican inspectors being removed from their poll places all across Philadelphia on Tuesday. Now audio has emerged to not only confirm this, but illustrate the audacity of the corruption. According to the source of this audio, "Election officials in Philadelphia's 20th Ward, 1st Division attempted to prevent court-appointed Republican minority inspectors (regarding minority party) from doing their job to monitor elections." Here is a complete transcript of the interaction: GOP Inspector: These guys have a court order. They have to be able to sit here. Dem Inspector: They not sitting here. They can sit in here, but...
  • Vote was astronomical for Obama in some Philadelphia wards

    11/08/2012 7:28:16 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 82 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 11/08/2012 | Miriam Hill, Jonathan Lai, and Andrew Seidman
    In a city where President Obama received more than 85 percent of the votes, in some places he received almost every one. In 13 Philadelphia wards, Obama received 99 percent of the vote or more. Those wards, many with large African American populations, also swung heavily for Obama over John McCain in 2008 --snip-- Randall Miller, a history professor at St. Joseph's University, said politicians almost never get 99 percent of the votes anywhere except, perhaps, the towns where they were born.
  • Two Voters at a Time in Philly

    11/06/2012 9:28:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 11/6/12 | staff
    An on-the-ground source reports the woman in pink has been doing this all morning.
  • Seal Team November 6: Aims to Stare Down Voter Intimidation in Philadelphia

    11/06/2012 6:58:03 AM PST · by AmonAmarth · 57 replies
    Philly Mag ^ | November 1st, 2012 | Larry Mendte
    Call them “Seal Team November 6.” Special operations veterans, including former Navy Seals, Delta Force will be called back into action on Election Day to make certain there’s no voter intimidation at the polls. Philadelphia is a prime target. Former Navy Captain Benjamin Brink is leading the operation. “The nation saw the video of members of the Black Panthers in Philadelphia intimidating people trying to vote in 2008,” Brink told me when I interviewed him during my radio show on IQ 106.9. “We are going to try and make certain that nothing like that happens this year.” Brink claims to...
  • New Black Panther Party at Phila. Polling location now

    11/06/2012 5:31:15 AM PST · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 58 replies
    Just saw on Fox News, there is one NBP hanging outside one of the polling locations. Did I hear correctly that the PA National Guard was going to do something about this for this election??
  • Philly teacher: Student's Romney T-shirt like wearing a KKK sheet

    10/04/2012 7:20:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 10/04/2012 | Kirsten Graham
    Last Friday was dress-down day at Charles Carroll High School in Port Richmond — a day for students to leave their uniforms at home and wear whatever they liked. One young woman chose to wear a shirt showing her support for Gov. Mitt Romney’s presidential candidacy. Her geometry teacher didn’t like it, the girl’s father said on a radio call-in show on IQ 106.9 FM today. The teacher allegedly told the girl to take off the shirt, saying it was like wearing a Ku Klux Klan sheet. The teacher allegedly threatened to use a marker to cross out Romney’s name...
  • Despite ‘Castle Doctrine,’ Defendant is Convicted in Slaying (Disabled, Retired Marine Convicted)

    05/31/2012 8:25:13 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 86 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | Wed, May. 30, 2012 | Mensah M. Dean
    Despite ‘Castle Doctrine,’ defendant is convicted in slaying A PHILADELPHIA JUDGE said Wednesday he was convinced that a disabled, retired Marine was being attacked in the moments before he fatally stabbed a man last October, but he concluded that the stabbing was still a criminal act rather than self-defense. Common Pleas Judge Benjamin Lerner then convicted Jonathan Lowe, 57, of voluntary manslaughter and possession of an instrument of crime. The judge found him not guilty of the more-serious charges of first- and third-degree murder. Lowe, who wears a pacemaker and has survived two strokes and two heart surgeries, could face...
  • Philly Mayor: Bad Spinach Gets More National Attention Than Black-on-Black Violence

    04/03/2012 10:23:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/3/12 | Penny Starr – Black-on-black violence is a “disease” that deserves a “national investigation,” Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter told a Youth Violence Prevention forum in Washington on Monday. “It is a disease,” Nutter said. “It’s a rash, and if there were a rash killing a hundred and some odd young people on a daily basis we’d be doing something about it.” Nutter said tainted food gets more attention than young people killing each other: “If there were five bad bags of spinach on the shelf somewhere, someone would put out a national alert. Every bag would be snatched off the shelves until...
  • Nutter Fumes After 3 Philadelphia Teens Killed In Apparent Reprisal Shooting

    01/12/2012 9:58:04 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 39 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | 1/12/12 | Mike Dunn
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Following a shooting Tuesday night in the Juniata section of the city that left three teens dead (see related story), Mayor Michael Nutter today had strong words for the shooter, calling him “a dog.” The outraged mayor also had strong words for the parents of Philadelphia’s youth, telling them “not to act like idiots and a–holes.” While Nutter says he is gratified about the quick arrest in the multiple shooting, he is fuming that the victims were out on Tuesday night apparently looking for trouble. And he blames their parents. “Seven young people, somewhere between 14 and...
  • Video: Flyers fans attack Rangers fans

    01/05/2012 2:55:01 PM PST · by Raymann · 27 replies ^ | January 5, 2012 | Katie Strang
    NEW YORK -- The Philadelphia police department has released surveillance video of a brutal attack following Monday's Winter Classic game in an effort to identify the three suspects involved in the beating of two men wearing New York Rangers jerseys outside a South Philadelphia cheesesteak shack. The graphic video shows three suspects wearing Philadelphia Flyers jerseys beating and kicking the two victims outside Geno's Steaks in South Philly at 7:15 p.m. ET. More From Rangers. Islanders. Devils. If you want hockey information, has you covered. Blog One of the victims was an off-duty Woodbridge, N.J., police officer, according...
  • Philly Fed index recovers in October

    10/20/2011 7:41:58 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 3 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 10.20.11 | Greg Robb
    Manufacturing in the Philadelphia region showed signs of recovery in October, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia reported Thursday. The Philly Fed diffusion index rose to 8.7 in October from negative 17.5 in September. This is the first positive reading in three months. Readings above zero indicate expansion. The jump was much stronger than expected. Economists polled by MarketWatch had anticipated a negative 10.0 reading for October.
  • City Cites Mummers Club In Sex Raid (graphic mug shots)

    10/15/2011 4:08:14 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 45 replies
    MyFoxPhilly ^ | 10/13/2011 | staff
    The Mummers club in South Philadelphia busted for hosting an alleged sex and booze party is cited for not having an Amusement license
  • Philly Fed index negative for third time in four (-17.5)

    09/15/2011 7:34:58 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan
    Marketwatch ^ | 9.15.11 | Steve Goldstein
    ...The Philadelphia Fed said its index of current activity was -17.5 in September, an improvement from the -30.7 reading in August. Economists polled by MarketWatch had anticipated a -13.4 reading for September, though the miss wasn’t as stark as the August reading that shocked the market and economists alike...
  • 3 Dead in West Philly Grocery Store Shooting

    09/06/2011 6:41:37 PM PDT · by library user · 16 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | September 6, 2011 | Staff
    Three people are dead after a robbery and shooting at a West Philadelphia store. It happened at Lorena’s Grocery Store on North 50th Street shortly before 8 p.m. Police say it began as a robbery and soon escalated into a shooting. No word yet on any suspects, motives or the identity of the victims.
  • Joey Vento dead at 71

    08/23/2011 7:43:24 PM PDT · by Freedom_Fighter_2001 · 35 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 8/23/2011 | Morgan Zalot and Robert Moran
    South Philly legend Joey Vento, who opened Geno's Steaks at 9th and Passyunk in 1966, died today of a massive heart attack. Vento was 71.
  • Philly Fed’s factory index in August freefall (butt ugly manufacturing report)

    08/18/2011 7:54:58 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 10 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 8.18.11 | Gregg Robb
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Factory activity in the Philadelphia region weakened sharply in August to the lowest level seen in more than two years, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said Thursday, adding to fears that the economy has ground to a halt. The Philly Fed’s business outlook survey fell to negative 30.7 in August from 3.2 in July. This is the lowest reading since March 2009. Readings below zero indicate contraction in the region’s factories. The size of the decline in the index stunned analysts — economists had expected a reading of 0.5 in August...
  • Michael Nutter - Mayor of Philadelphia Church Speech Sunday August 7, 2011 [MUST SEE!]

    08/16/2011 9:02:44 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 7, 2011 | Michael Nutter
    I don't know much about this man, or about his politics. But he sure said some important stuff that needed saying here! And he doesn't pull any punches! YouTube
  • Turns Out Philly Street Mob is From School That Got $1M From Oprah

    08/10/2011 10:22:47 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 35 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8-10-11 | Dave Urbanski
    A new video of Philadelphia street attacks has surfaced—and this time the teen perps are students from a charter school that received a $1 million donation from Oprah Winfrey, according to Fox 29, which obtained the footage. Caught On Tape: Philadelphia Teen Mob Attack: MyFoxPHILLY.comThe incident occurred July 29—the same day flash mob attacks took place in another section of the city—just blocks from Mastery Charter High School. Students in the video face expulsion or suspension, school officials wrote in a letter to residents in the area where the attack took place. Sources told Fox 29 that man attacked in...
  • Teen mayhem hits Philly's streets again

    07/30/2011 5:04:13 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 111 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 07/31/2011 | staff
    A mob of unruly teens last night once again wreaked havoc on Center City, assaulting and robbing random pedestrians. About 9:15 p.m., police began to receive 9-1-1 calls about a group of 20 to 40 teens assaulting people. Police found a man on the ground bleeding badly from the head at Walnut and Juniper streets. He was taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Brian Mishico, who was working the door at Good Dog Bar and Restaurant on 15th Street near Locust, said a crowd of about 30 kids, some who looked as young as 12, split into two groups as...
  • Cops: Pregnant woman gets the best of assailant

    07/19/2011 9:42:48 AM PDT · by DFG · 27 replies ^ | 07/19/11 | Phillip Lucas
    When career criminal Vaughn Matthews decided to snatch a woman's purse and run from a stopped El train last Wednesday, he perhaps thought Lindsay O'Brien - who is nearly three months' pregnant - would be an easy target. But the attempted robbery quickly turned into a street fight, and it was the criminal who ended up on the ground in agony, according to police. O'Brien, 28, was on a westbound train at 63rd and Market Street about 1:30 p.m. when Matthews, 42, punched her in the forehead, grabbed her bag - which contained her laptop - and ran from the...
  • Philly Police Harass, Threaten to Shoot Man Legally Carrying Gun

    05/17/2011 3:30:16 PM PDT · by Moozle · 21 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 71 May 2011 | John Stossel
    A story in today's Philadelphia Daily News shows why it's so important that citizens be allowed to videotape cops - it can be citizens' only way to fight back against police abuse of power. This incident happened several weeks ago in Philadelphia to Mark Fiorino, a 25-year-old IT worker who carries a gun on his hip at all times for self defense. He got the gun after several friends were mugged. But he didn't count on attacks by police: On a mild February afternoon, Fiorino, 25, decided to walk to an AutoZone on Frankford Avenue in Northeast Philly with the...