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  • 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
    philly.com ^ | 6-1-14 | n/a
    Lewis Katz, 72, co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Daily News and Philly.com, 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
    Philly.com ^ | 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
    Investors.com ^ | 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
    Philly.com ^ | 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
    http://abclocal.go.com ^ | 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
    allmediany.com ^ | 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
    CNSNews.com) – 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
    ESPNNewYork.com ^ | 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 ESPNNewYork.com Rangers. Islanders. Devils. If you want hockey information, ESPNNewYork.com 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
    phillynews.com ^ | 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...
  • Philly Gives Condoms to 11-Year-Olds [25 percent of them have sex.......]

    04/13/2011 9:55:32 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 15 replies
    Philly Gives Condoms to 11-Year-Olds Recent survey of West Philly sixth graders found that 25 percent of them have sex Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011 | Updated 11:57 AM EDT Philly Gives Condoms to 11-Year-Olds By Teresa Masterson Children as young as 11 years old are encouraged to get free condoms sent to them, compliments of the Philadelphia Public Health Department. Daily News columnist Ronnie Polaneczky was first alerted to the city’s youth-oriented condom campaign by a horrified mother, and upon perusal of the health department’s website takecontrolphilly.org, Polaneczky herself was a bit depressed by what she found. “If you live...
  • N.E. Phila. man admits threats to congressman (Cantor)

    11/17/2010 10:26:51 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 11/17/2010 | Sam Wood
    A Northeast Philadelphia man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to making death threats to a U.S. congressman. Norman LeBoon, 38, threatened the life of U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor (R. Va) and the lives of Cantor's family members in several videotaped rants posted on YouTube.
  • Video: Same New Black Panther at the Same Polling Place in Philly, Voter Intimidation

    11/02/2010 7:06:53 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 6 replies
    hap ^ | 11/2/10 | HAP
    Witness: "He handed me a slip, a vote Democrat slip"...said "You keep this sh*t up, you're gonna get what you're gonna get"...This is at the same polling station in Philadelphia that made the news in 2008
  • Biden booed in Philly, shunned in Wisconsin

    10/18/2010 2:28:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    michellemalkin.com ^ | 10/18/10 | Michelle Malkin
    He brags often and loudly about being a son of Pennsylvania. But Joe Biden’s Scranton yarns didn’t protect him from a typical Philly welcome. A Washington Post sports writer notes that Phillies fans booed Biden during Sunday’s baseball game. And a reader e-mailed me last night: My son (26, a good Republican) was at the Philadelphia Phillies play off game last night, 10/16/2010, in Philadelphia. He told me the following: Joe Biden was there and when his image appeared on the screen, a smattering of clapping started but it was then replaced with booing that proceeded to get louder and...
  • Philly requiring bloggers to pay $300 for a business license

    08/22/2010 7:35:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/22/10 | Mark Hemingway
    It looks like cash hungry local governments are getting awfully rapacious these days: Between her blog and infrequent contributions to ehow.com, over the last few years she says she’s made about $50. To [Marilyn] Bess, her website is a hobby. To the city of Philadelphia, it’s a potential moneymaker, and the city wants its cut. In May, the city sent Bess a letter demanding that she pay $300, the price of a business privilege license. (Snip) It would be one thing if Bess’ website were, well, an actual business,
  • An infuriating search at Philadelphia International Airport (latest TSA abuse)

    08/19/2010 10:16:10 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 55 replies
    Philadelphia Enquirer ^ | 18 Aug 2010 | Daniel Rubin
    At what point does an airport search step over the line? How about when they start going through your checks, and the police call your husband, suspicious you were clearing out the bank account? That's the complaint leveled by Kathy Parker, a 43-year-old Elkton, Md., woman, who was flying out of Philadelphia International Airport on Aug. 8. A female Transportation Security Administration officer wanded her and patted her down, she says. Then she was walked over to where other TSA officers were searching her bags. That same screener started emptying her wallet. "He was taking out the receipts and looking...
  • Philadelphia Housing Authority chief Carl Greene facing foreclosure (This is frankly...stunning)

    08/14/2010 11:43:27 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 17 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | August 13, 2010 | Jennifer Lin
    The mortgage foreclosure crisis has claimed an unlikely victim: Carl R. Greene, executive director of the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA). Wells Fargo Bank has foreclosed on Greene's $615,035 condominium in the upscale Naval Square development in the city's Schuylkill section. In a lawsuit filed July 27, Wells Fargo said the amount in dispute was $386,685.22. Greene, 53, runs the nation's fourth-largest public housing agency and is one of the highest-paid public officials in the city. His salary is $306,370, and last year he got a $44,188 bonus. Kirk Dorn, a spokesman for Greene, confirmed Thursday that the housing chief was...
  • Boy, 3, among shooting victims in South Phila (at his birthday party,no less)

    08/09/2010 2:36:53 PM PDT · by nasube · 16 replies
    Phila. Inquirer ^ | 8/9/10 | Rita Giordano
    A 3-year-old boy was one of three people shot Saturday night on steps outside a South Philadelphia house, police said. The boy was shot in the left leg about 11:50 p.m. Saturday outside the house on the 300 block of Washington Avenue. A 30-year-old woman was shot in the left shoulder, and she and the boy were both in stable condition at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. A 34-year-old man received a graze wound to the stomach. He was treated and released. The shots came from across the avenue, on the 1000 block of South Fourth Street. Someone in the gathering...
  • Videos: Andrew Breitbart At Uni-Tea Philadelphia

    08/01/2010 6:45:24 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 16 replies
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  • Tea Party Activists Challenge Philly Mayor Over Arrest Records

    07/10/2010 8:23:44 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 10 2010 | Stephen Clark
    hiladelphia Mayor Michael Nutter's opposition to renewing a contract allowing federal immigration authorities full access to city arrest records is infuriating local Tea Party activists and their allies who say the potential move could jeopardize the public safety of residents and visitors to the city. Supporters of the contract held a news conference Thursday in Philly to express their safety concerns after they said the mayor's office ignored their requests for a meeting but dispatched city officials to a meeting last month organized by a coalition of pro-immigrant groups where immigrants voiced their mistrust of the police. "Mayor Nutter's decision...
  • Only in Philly: Black Panther on the Ballot!

    05/19/2010 10:47:09 PM PDT · by Cindy · 16 replies · 507+ views
    ELECTION JOURNAL.org ^ | May 18, 2010 | Posted by EJ
    http://www.electionjournal.org/tag/black-panthers/ Note: Video and photos included. SNIPPET: “Jerry Jackson, notorious member of the New Black Panther Party, who was seen in the video below intimidating and threatening voters in 2008, is running for re-election as a member of the Democratic Executive Committee in Philadelphia. Below is the “sample ballot” for the 14th Ward, 4th Division. A sample ballot is posted outside of each polling location. You can see Jackson is listed first in a field of three. The top two vote getters will be elected to a four year term as a member of the Democratic Executive Committee. In 2008,...