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The City Of Brotherly Homicides

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Five homicides in twenty hours. God, I love this town! Five Philadelphia men were fatally shot in separate cases in the city on Sunday, according to police. The violence began shortly after midnight, when four men were struck by gunfire at 12:28 a.m., on the 1800 block of North Newkirk Street in the city’s Brewerytown [...]

Philly Catholic School Teachers May Strike

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Quite an appropriate post for Labor Day. A teachers’ strike is looming in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The archdiocese and the union representing its high school teachers will resume negotiations Monday. An archdiocese spokeswoman says the two sides were having a “good dialogue” during Sunday’s session. But the teachers’ union president says the sides are [...]

The Cheesesteak Defense

Friday, August 26th, 2011

This is a genuine Philadelphia cheesesteak – from Geno’s, of course. It’s a very special sandwich that most of us here will protect with our very lives. It’s common for a patron stand up, grip the roll and say, “This is my cheesesteak! There are many like it, but this one is mine!” So, it’s [...]

R.I.P Joey Vento

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Philadelphia has lost a true icon today. Joey was 71. Outspoken Philly cheesesteak legend Joey Vento died of a massive heart attack Tuesday, Geno’s Steaks confirmed. Besides bringing Geno’s to prominence as one of the premiere cheesesteak joints in the city of the steak sandwich, Vento also took stands against illegal immigration making international news [...]

Hey, Did You Feel That?

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

If you live in the Philadelphia area, that shaking was an actual earthquake. A 5.9 magnitude centered northwest of Richmond, Va. shook most of the East Coast, including Philadelphia and New York City, today. The quake was felt as far as north as Rhode Island. Numerous buildings in center city Philadelphia, including Philadelphia City Hall, [...]

Corrupt Mayor Covers For Corrupt School Boss

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (a Democrat, as if that needed to be pointed out) sees no problem with former School District Fuhrer Arlene Ackerman’s $905,000 buyout. Um, okay . . . Amazingly, Mayor Squidward also sees no problem with the fact that $405,000 of that money came from private, anonymous donations. The fact that anonymous, [...]

Ding, Dong, The Witch Is Dead!

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Hear that? That’s the sound of Philadelphia public school students giving a collective sigh of relief. Why? Because Arlene Ackerman is stepping down as Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia. Ackerman is an arrogant ass who was overpaid and under-qualified. She will not be missed. Fox 29 News has confirmed that Arlene Ackerman is [...]

Protest March Planned Against Philly Curfew

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Meet Diop Olugbala. He is an “independent candidate” for mayor of Philadelphia and he proudly supports flash mobs. Oh, he never actually said those words, but his actions support the theory. You see, tonight Olugbala is leading a march protesting Mayor Michael Nutter’s new 9pm weekend curfew – a curfew imposed to quell the flash [...]

Anna Verna: Fiddling While Philly Burns

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Remember when the president said that there should be “shared sacrifice” during the Obama recession? Yeah, Philadelphia’s almost exclusively Democrat city council didn’t get the memo. TIMES MAY BE tough financially, but City Council still has the cash for fat staffs, consulting contracts, out-of-town travel and lots and lots of flags. A total of $108,254 [...]

Philly To Address Flash Mob Attacks

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

By now you probably know about the flash mob attacks that are weaving through the heart of the city. Apparently, the story has gone national, and national press is usually the only thing to get Mayor Michael Nutter’s arse in gear. Nutter, who is currently on vacation (and was on vacation during last weekend’s attacks) [...]

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